Truro City fans went home a lot happier than when they last saw their team in action at Treyew Road after today's National League South .
Beaten 6-0 at home by Oxford City on Bank Holiday Monday, this was a chance for the home side to help erase the memories of that painful defeat and they were worthy against the struggling Hertfordshire side.
It was also a second successive clean sheet for Steve Tully's side after that horrible defeat and the City boss believes his side are starting to come to terms with life at the higher level.
City soon calmed any nerves with an excellent first goal after 12 minutes with left back Connor Riley-Lowe's deft finish as he chipped Joe Welch to finish off a flowing move for his first goal for the club since signing on loan from Exeter City in the summer.
If that goal was sublime then City's second midway through the half had a slice of luck as Matt Wright's shot flashed across the goal from a deflection to the far post where it hit the unknowing Aaron Dawson and rebounded into the net from close range.
It was then a case for City, who gave a debut to 19-year-old new signing, former Bristol Rovers full-back Pierce Mitchell, of seeing out against a visiting side lacking any real penetration up front..
The Hertfordshire side had plenty of the ball as City were content to sit back and soak up the pressure, but never tested a confident Martin Rice, who captained the side, in the home goal.
There were a of Ade Yusuff headers, while Louie Theophanous shot over, but that was about it as City need a winless run of five home matches with their second victory of the season which lifted them a place up the table to 16th.
Before the game City completed the signing of central defender Jamie Richards from Torquay United and he will make his debut in the place of the suspended Rob Farkins at Weston-super-Mare on Tuesday evening.
TRURO CITY: Rice (capt); Mitchell, Farkins, Pugh, Riley-Lowe, White (Ash 75), Green, Cooke (Afful h-t), Dawson, Wright (Vassell 60), Duff. Subs (unused): Brett, Yeoman.
ST ALBANS CITY: Welch; Sow (Hilliard 54), Chappell (capt), Longe-King, Gayle, Locke, Krans, Comley, Theophanous, Thomas (Green 54), Yusuff.
Subs (not used): Kyriacou, Swales, Jah.
Yellow card: Comley (42)
Scorers: Riley-Low (12) 1-0, Dawson (27) 2-0.
Referee: Antony Coggins.
Star man: Aaron Dawson (Truro City)
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