Wealdstone bounced back from their Boxing Day defeat to narrowly win 1-0 against National League South strugglers St Albans City.

Dennon Lewis scored the only goal of the game for the league leaders, who secured their 27th point from a possible 30 at home this season.

Dean Brennan made three changes from the previous game as Adam Coombes was handed a full debut in place of Ross Lafayette while Danny Green and Jack Jebb came in for Jerome Okimo and Billy Clifford.

The Stones were dominant from the off and could easily have taken the lead numerous times in the early exchanges, but Michee Efete, Lewis and Coombes were all guilty of missing chances.

However, it was Green who came the closest to breaking the deadlock when a neat interchange between Mendy and Lewis saw the ball fall to him, but his effort cannoned back off the crossbar.

Wealdstone’s persistence was rewarded just before the break, though, as a perfect ball in behind from Jebb was slotted underneath Dean Snedker by Lewis.

Chances were by no means at a premium for the hosts after the break, but their poor finishing could have cost them as the Saints looked dangerous at times.

David Noble had a couple of free-kick attempts go close while Jefferson Louis and Joe Iaciofano also caused problems.

Neither were able to beat Connor Stevens though, meaning Wealdstone held on to remain five points clear at the top.

Boxing Day wasn’t so successful for Brennan’s side as they lost 2-1 at third-placed Slough Town.

Ben Harris’ penalty and a second-half goal from Max Worsfold put Slough into a two-goal lead.

Efete notched a consolation goal for the Stones, but defeat helped the hosts close the gap between the sides in the table.

As the Harrow Times was going to print, Wealdstone were preparing for the reverse fixture against Slough on New Year’s Day.