City gave their most encouraging performance of the summer so far on Wednesday when holding a youthful Watford to a goalless draw at Clarence Park.
Although it was the visitors who created the majority of the goal scoring opportunities City were not without chances of their own and had Chris Henry been a tad more accurate when teed up no less than four times by the influential Richard Graham then the Saints could have chalked up their first victory over the Hornets in five years.
But there was much to be pleased about in City's performance, perhaps none more so than the excellent form of keeper Nick Hardy.
Youth team midfielder Matt Taylor showed up well when starting the game and after the interval three present and two former City Youth players were also given a run out.
In amongst a crowd of 367 was the new Watford First team manager Gianfranco Zola.
A match report can be found on the St Albans & Hardpenden Review website.
St Albans City are next in action on Saturday, 4th August, when a Chelsea XI are the visitors to Clarence Park. Kick off is at 3pm.