St Albans City were victorious against local rivals Hemel Hempstead FC on the 22nd of February thanks to a 2-goal contribution from Saints star striker Shaun Jeffers. Jeffers, who has scored an impressive 29 goals in 36 games this season, converted in the 74th and 85th minute to give the St Albans side the away victory.

The first half was largely unlively, as both teams failed to test both goalkeepers. The most notable chance of the half came in the 34th minute, as St Albans stole the ball from Hemel on the half and pressed effectively. The ball fell to new signing Joe Neal on the edge of the box, who hit the crossbar with his high and fast effort.

However, in the second half the game came to life, with both teams coming close to scoring. Ultimately, it was St Albans striker Shaun Jeffers who broke the deadlock after 74 minutes with a clinical finish, scoring for the first time in 4 games in emphatic fashion. He doubled his tally after a breakaway goal in the 85th, securing the victory for the visiting side.

Manager Ian Allinson was pleased after the game, branding the performance “a proper team performance”.

Speaking on the goals scored, Ian said “His (Jeffers) two goals were fantastic. They were magnificent. To go four games without scoring was a bit of a barren run for him.’

He then threw some shade at the opponents, calling the victory "sweet", labelling their behaviour after the reverse fixture in January (in which St Albans lost 3-1) as “a little disrespectful”.

The visiting fans made their voices heard as a minority, and Allinson said "Tonight, they got behind the players from the first whistle and it was nice to give them an opportunity to celebrate a win, especially on the road and at your derby which made it even sweeter."

This victory put St Albans up to 7th place, closer to the play-off places where they soon hope to find themselves.