St Albans City F.C.
St Albans City Football Club (nicknamed The Saints) is a football club based in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England. It was founded in 1908 and plays its home matches at Clarence Park, about 800 yards from the city centre. The club is in the Premier Division of the Southern League. It was promoted from Conference South to the Conference Premier at the end of the 2005–06 season by beating Histon 2–0 in the Conference South play-off final at Stevenage Borough's ground, but was relegated back to Conference South after one season and consequently suffered a further relegation in 2010–11.
City's most famous match was on 22 November 1922 in a first round FA Cup match. Having been held by Dulwich Hamlet to a 1–1 draw at Clarence Park on 18 November, the replay drew a gate of 4,060. City's New Zealand-born goalkeeper W. Tennant did not appear, his place taken by Alf Fearn who was usually a half-back with the reserves. Dulwich put eight goals past him, the winning goal coming in near darkness at the end of extra time. What put the game in the record books was that City scored seven times, with all seven goals being scored by Wilfred Minter. His feat remains the highest tally by a player on the losing side of an FA Cup tie.
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