Wealdstone suffered a heavy 4-0 defeat at the hands of National League South side St Albans City in a pre-season friendly fixture on Tuesday evening.

The Saints had racked up a three goal advantage before half-time with Zane Banton, Munashe Sundire and Shaun Jeffers providing the goals.

Kyran Wiltshire added a fourth in the second-half to give Stones an idea of where they need to improve their squad before the season gets up and running in October.

The hosts stood firm in the face of some threatening Wealdstone possession in the early stages of the match before getting themselves on the front foot.

The had the lead after 25 minutes when Banton beat Harry Isted after getting on the end of Sundire’s cross.

Sundire got a goal of his own just two minutes later when he brushed off a couple of challenges on his way into the area before firing past Isted and into the Stones net.

The game was put beyond Wealdstone’s reach in the 41st minute when Jeffers was felled in the penalty area.

Having won the spot kick, Jeffers stepped up to take it and converted to give the home side a three goal advantage at the break.

Five minutes after the restart, the victory was complete, with Wiltshire skipping into the box and lashing the ball into the roof of the net.

A second penalty was awarded just before the hour mark, giving Wealdstone the chance to reduce the deficit, only for Ross Lafayette’s strike to be saved by Michael Johnson.

Stones boss Dean Brennan went in search of some consolation, refreshing his side with six substitutions with 25 minutes of the game remaining, but it made no impact on the scoreline and the lower league Saints took the emphatic victory.