Huge congratulations go to our Academy Under 18 side who were crowned Thurlow Nunn Youth League Cambridge Division Champions last night.

Needing just a point from their final game to make sure of the league title, the young Saints headed to Haverhill Rovers and recorded a 3-0 win. 

Goalscorers on the night were leading scorer Kieran Waites, Ben Southwood and Brandon Hedge.

Add this to Hunts FA County Youth Cup, won last friday with a 3-1 win over Godmanchester Rovers, It can be described as a very successful season for Alex Mynall, Richard Churms and everyone connected with the squad and indeed, the whole Mick George Youth Academy as a whole with a plethora of awards won this season throughout the age groups.

Well done lads, a credit to St Neots Town FC !!!

New Business Partnership Announced...

The Football Club is very excited to announce that we have signed a two year rolling contract with one of Britain’s leading energy suppliers, Utilita Energy.

Utilita – which has major partnerships with around 20 professional football clubs across Britain including Glasgow Rangers, Leeds United, Derby County, Norwich City, Crystal Palace and Southampton -  will not only look after the club’s energy accounts but will also have an active role in helping the club to generate funds for our Community Outreach programme and Gift of use initiatives. In addition to this new and exciting opportunity Utilita have also stepped in and funded the repairs for the club's heating system with an upfront sponsorship payment.

Gary Atyes -  Club Commercial Director

"Any new business Partner that comes on board is actively encouraged to contribute and help the club with continued Community engagement. It was very refreshing that Utilita were very like minded and had the experience of working with other businesses whose focus was very much Community orientated. The upfront sponsorship payment was something that was unexpected but gratefully accepted"

Jem Maidment - Utilita, Director of Marketing and Communications

“We have been really impressed with the set up at St Neots and the club’s long term vision. It is a community club with great ambition. We’re thrilled to sign this deal and, also, to repair the Heating system at the club.”

Utilita was formed in 2003 with sole aim of giving Britain’s hard pressed households a fairer, more transparent, energy deal. It was also the first supplier in the country to install a smart meter and has doubled its customer base in just two years. It currently has 650,000 domestic customers – and over 1.1million supply points – and is now a Top 10 energy supplier and one of the main challengers to the Big Six.

In 2017 it launched its Commercial Energy arm, giving Britain’s SMEs a fairer energy deal. It currently supplies energy for a number of football clubs including Aston Villa, Dundee United and Eastleigh.

 

Should becoming a business partner with a community focused Football Club be of interest, please do contact our Commercial Director, GARY ATYES, on 07542 844256 or via email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE CAMBRIDGE DIVISION

HISTON U18      0           ST NEOTS TOWN U18       7

With just one match left later this week, away at Haverhill, St Neots now know that a single point will be sufficient to see them retain the championship of the Cambridge Division of the Thurlow Nunn Youth League.   This penultimate league match was switched from Histon to the Premier Plus Stadium and was a very one-way contest with St Neots scoring seven goals without reply, with goalkeeper George Bugg a virtual spectator.

In the early stages St Neots seemed shot shy with an Alfie Donkin head over the bar and a Callan Irvine shot wide of the target their best efforts.   However, that changed after 13 minutes when Ben Southwood skilfully lost his marker to cross for Kieran Waites to open the scoring.   Two minutes later Aaron Hiscock was brought down by goalkeeper Daniel Wiseman as he raced from his goal and Hiscock got to his feet to tuck away the resultant penalty.   Southwood twice shot across the face of goal and Waites fired wide after a delightful move involving Donkin and Hiscock.   Then after 28 minutes Irvine threaded a through ball to find Ben Southwood to make it 3-0 and six minutes before the break the contest was effectively decided when Kieran Waites claimed hissecond goal of the match and his nineteenth of the season after clever play between Donkin and Southwood.

The second half was a more leisurely affair with St Neots no doubt having one eye on their important final match.   They sent on two substitutes and continued to dominate without showing the urgency they had displayed in the first 45 minutes.   It was now that Histon goalkeeper began to shine making three excellent saves to deny Leon Fulianty (twice) and Aaron Hiscock.    On the 75th minute another delightful three-man move ripped open the Histon defence as Hiscock and Waites set up Sam Routs for a tap-in fifth goal and then two further goals in the last five minutes from the lively Callan Irvine gave St Neots their 69th league goal of the season - 15 more than their nearest rivals and 12 more than they scored last season.   Histon’s sole effort to test the underworked St Neots custodian came from a lengthy Finlay Newey free kick that Bugg retrieved from just under his cross bar.

St Neots:  Bugg, Leagas Brooks, Donkin, Southeran, Fulianty, Southwood, Irvine, Waites, Routs, Hiscock                                                                                                                                     

Subs used:   Dunnett and Ford

Referee: Nicholas Easey                                                                                                

(John Walker)

 

Initial details of an impressive Pre-Season schedule have today been released and we are pleased to announce that League Two side STEVENAGE FC will once again be coming to the Premier Plus Stadium.

Boss Dino Maamria will be bringing his squad along on Tuesday 17th July - Kick Off 7:45pm

Admission details are as follows:

Adult  £8

Concession  £5

Under 16 FREE (must be accompanied by an adult)

St Neots Town FC Season Ticket holders gain FREE admission to Home Pre Season Friendlies

 

News of further friendlies will be released in the near future.

 

Hot on the heels of yesterday's announcement regarding Stevenage FC, we are very pleased to announce that MK DONS will also be coming to the Premier Plus Stadium as part of our pre-season schedule.

The Buckinghamshire League Two side will be joining our build up plans for the forthcoming season on Monday 9th July, 7:45pm kick off,  after a three year gap since their last visit.

Admission for this game will be as follows:

Adult  £8

Concession  £5

Under 16  FREE (must be accompanied by a paying adult)

St Neots Town FC Season Ticket holders gain FREE admission to Home Pre Season Friendlies.

News of further exciting fixtures will be released in the coming days...

 

 

ST NEOTS TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB  -  AWARDS EVENING

The traditional end-of-season Awards Evening was held at St Neots Town last Saturday.   The evening began with a casino and cocktails in the Walker Sports Bar and this was followed by a dinner and disco attended by more than 100 players, officials, supporters and guests.   President John Walker described the season as ‘one of the most successful in the 129 years’ history of the Club’ coming just one week after the very successful celebrations of the Academy and Scholarship that had showcased a host of awards for both League and County successes.  

Less than 24 hours earlier the U18 side had lifted the Hunts County Youth Cup to make it a senior County double following the Senior team’s 6-1 victory over town neighbours Eynesbury Rovers in the Hunts Senior Cup.   It was only the third time that this double had been recorded – and the U18 side could go on to make it a League and County Cup double.

 

However, the main focus was on the Senior squad that had achieved their second highest number of points in the Southern League era finishing in the top half of a very competitive table that had featured twelve teams that had been former members of Step Two in non-league.   He paid tribute to Manager Matt Clements, now the longest serving Manager of the club since its elevation to the Southern League, and his management team and the players who had achieved the success.

 

He previewed the upcoming 2018/19 season when St Neots would be competing in the newly created Southern League Central Premier Division that would mean a significant reduction in travelling following their six seasons in the Southern League, saying that the new season with six weeks pre-season preparation was now only seven weeks away!

 

The Reserve team playing at the highest level in the Club’s history had suffered a torrid season but that the experience gained by a youthful side would hold them in good stead in the next season.

 

He then introduced recently appointed Club Chairman Barry Cavilla whose playing record at the Club stretched from 1976 to 1988 with 236 appearances for the club during that period.   Barry thanked all the volunteers who were the lifeblood of the Club and predicted even better things going forward.

There was then the usual clutch of Awards presented by the Chairman, Barry Cavilla:

Those Awards were as follows:

U18 side

Players’ Player of the Year:                Leon Fulianty

Managers Player of the Year:             Archie Southeran

Leading goal scorer:                           Kieran Waites

 

Reserve side

Players’ Player of the Year:                Tom Mitchell

Managers Player of the Year:            Kevin Ashby

Leading goal scorer                            Joe Rider

 

Senior team

Supporters Player of the Year:           Luke Knight

Players’ Player of the Year:                Luke Knight

Managers Player of the Year:             Luke Knight

Leading goal scorer:                           Dylan Williams

 

The coveted Clubman of the Year Trophy was awarded to Andy Clay.

 

The recently introduced policy of honouring the Club’s Unsung Heroes, a group of unpaid but highly committed persons without which the club could not function, were also made.   These included Dianne Sales, Clare Meeks, Marian Izzard, Emily Dodson, Mike Green, Gary Wilson, Richard Pyke, Louise Sales, Paul Dodson, Dan Dodson, Gary Jackson, Kayleigh-Ann Burt and Mick Hunt.

John Walker

 

Club President

 

 

HUNTINGDONSHIRE U18 YOUTH CUP FINAL (at Yaxley)

ST NEOTS TOWN U18       3      GODMANCHESTER ROVERS U18      1

Cup holders St Neots retained the Huntingdonshire FA County Youth Cup with a comfortable victory over Godmanchester Rovers.   These two sides are the best in the Thurlow Nunn Cambridge Division and mathematically either can finish champions this season with current leaders St Neots needing just four points from their remaining two matches to clinch the title for the second successive season.   It was a feisty encounter with the two sides evenly matches but the clinching factor was St Neots’ finishing whilst their opponents always shared possession but created fewer goal scoring opportunities.

The match got off to an electric start with two goals in the opening six minutes to set the standard.   St Neots took the lead after just two minutes with a lightning strike as Sam Routs found George Holman in space and he unselfishly set up leading scorer Kieran Waites who netted his seventeenth goal of the season from ten yards.   Godmanchester’s response was swift and effective as four minutes later Daniel Turnbull intercepted an attempted defensive clearance to find Michael Speed in space and he sent Ryan Batsford clear on the left to net from an acute angle.   St Neots were looking good from set piece play and following a 20th minute corner Waites almost claimed a second goal, but Rovers custodian Shay Griffiths made a smart save from his close-range effort.    Six minutes later St Neots regained the lead when Andre Williams released a cross field pass to split the defence and Aaron Hiscock showed fine skill close to the bye line to get past Fraser Kerr and his reverse pass found Sam Routs unmarked to shoot beyond the diving Griffiths.   The St Neots defence looked firm and in control restricting Rovers’ efforts to shooting from distance and Speed should have done better than shoot wide after neat play by Luke Toates and then Lewis Powell shot wide after another promising build-up.   The half ended with Griffiths keeping his side in contention with a brave save at the feet of Holman.

St Neots positive start after the break put them in control of the match.   A 48th minute free kick from Williams was only just wide and then the same St Neots player brought the save of the match at full length from Griffiths.   However, it was to be Williams who was to set up the significant third goal for his side when he beat his marker to cross for Joe Brooke to tap in from close range.   Godmanchester sent on substitutes hoping to revitalise their efforts to get back in the match but they failed to test George Bugg in the St Neots goal.   Griffiths then had to leave his area in an attempt to repel a St Neots attack and was left stranded but relieved to see Williams’ narrow angled attempt effort pass just beyond the far post.  The match became tense as St Neots looked happy to defend their lead and a flare-up fifteen minutes from time saw two St Neots players yellow-carded.   The match then fizzled out with Godmanchester looking the more positive side but St Neots, with defenders Archie Southeran and Leon Fulianty in control, never looked like conceding a further goal.

St Neots:  Bugg, Leagas Brooks, Donkin, Southeran, Fulianty, Williams, Holman, Waites, Routs, Hiscock                                                                                                                                     

Subs used:   Irvine, Hedge, Goodridge and Southwood

 

Godmanchester:  Griffiths, Kerr, Francis, Stevenson, Casey, Powell, Greatorex, Toates, Turnbull, Speed, Batsford

Subs used:  Gallagher, Rogers, Dale and Dean

Referee: Richard Hart                                                                                              

 

 (John Walker)

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting this season's HINCHINGBROOKE CUP FINAL.

Due to the lateness of this season's final and the fact that some clubs have already begun pitch renovation and maintenance works, we, as a club, have stepped in to offer the stadium as the venue for the final of this competition as YAXLEY FC and HUNTINGDON TOWN face off for this magnificent trophy. The Hinchingrooke Cup Committee duly accepted this offer and we can confirm that the match will be played on Monday 21st May - kick off 7.45pm

Our address is as follows: THE PREMIER PLUS STADIUM, KESTER WAY, LOVES FARM, St NEOTS, PE19 6SL

 

The Football Club is delighted to announce confirmation that a BRAND NEW Artificial Grass Pitch will be built in the coming weeks as we increase our range of top class facilities.

Our new training surface will replace the existing 3G on the site next to the First Team Stadium. The current surface is being removed to make way for the latest in state of the art grass technology and will provide the perfect home for the teams at the club next season.
With work due to start this month there may be some minor disruptions at Rowley Park (St Neots Town FC) while construction is being completed but details of which will be communicated in due course.
The new AGP (Artificial Grass Pitch) will be full 11 v 11 adult size with a viewing area for spectators and relevant markings and appropriate goals for all our Academy Squads U8-U18.
We believe this improvement will only consolidate our position as the outstanding club in Huntingdonshire and provide a excellent venue to host home fixtures for our impressive teams moving forward.
Players will enjoy the luxury of an artificial pitch incorporating the latest hi-tech specifications for football and this enhancement will therefore see the introduction in a very strict code of conduct & set of user guidelines.
Litter, food or incorrect footwear (blades or metal studs) will not be permitted on the pitch under any circumstances - moulded studs or astro turf football boots must be worn at all times.

We are very excited and proud of the achievement that getting this addition to the facility represents - thank you to all those who have supported the club in order to make this dream a reality

 

Huntingdonshire Football Association Senior Challenge Cup Final

St Neots Town     6        Eynesbury Rovers       1

St Neots brought down the curtain on their season with a spanking victory over town neighbours Eynesbury Rovers to record the biggest margin in a Senior Cup Final for more than 50 years with this 6-1 victory.   Playing some of their most controlled attacking play they crushed their opponents with two very early goals setting the stage for a memorable evening.   The gap between level Three St Neots and level Five Eynesbury was always apparent but to Rovers credit they never stopped trying and were rewarded with a deserved late consolation goal.   A good evening crowd of 318 must have enjoyed the spectacle whichever side they were supporting, and they saw a performance from the winners that ranks as one of their most complete of the season.   Holders Eynesbury who lifted the trophy at the same venue over the same opposition just twelve months earlier must have dreamt about a repeat performance, but they were never really in the match whilst St Neots scored the goals they had always looked capable of, but seldom achieved.   St Neots recalled skipper Luke Knight, Taylor Parr and Tom Wood and were arguably able to field their strongest team in a match Manager Matt Clements had described as their ‘most important’ of the season.

St Neots could hardly have made a better start because after just six minutes they led 2-0.   In the fourth minute the tricky Dylan Williams set up Nabil Shariff who beat visiting keeper Aaron Butcher with a well-placed shot and two minutes later St Neots leading scorer Dylan Williams added a second after a mesmerizing move involving Dion Sembie-Ferris and Shariff.  Eynesbury looked shell-shocked and their first sortie into the penalty area resulted in Dan Draper being booked for simulation after losing control of the ball.  After 25 minutes Jack Uttridge upended the lively Williams to concede a free kick on the edge of the area, but Butcher dived to his right to brilliantly turn away Luke Knight’s well-struck free kick.    Curtis Hartley then cleared off the line from Sembie-Ferris and the keeper was back in action to deny Shariff and Williams as St Neots increased their pressure.  Rovers might had scored six minutes before the break when former Saint James Tricks was played clear, but his effort was well saved by St Neots teenage goalkeeper George Bugg.   A third St Neots goal two minutes before the break effectively ended Rovers’ hopes of a revival as defender Tom Wood netted from a Williams corner and there was still time for Shariff to see a shot rebound from the crossbar.

A fourth goal for the home side four minutes into the second half multiplied the Eynesbury woes as Williams beat two defenders on the left to cross for David Bridges to score and then tempers became frayed with Hartley and Williams both booked after54 minutes.   Three minutes later Dylan Williams claimed his seventeenth goal of the season to make it 5-0 from a Wood cross but was then substituted with Scott Sinclair replacing him.  Uttridge then handled a Sinclair cross but Butcher guessed right to push away Johnny Herd’s tamely hit penalty kick.    After 67 minutes a delightful back-heel by Shariff set up David Bridges for his second goal of the match to see the score at 6-0 but Eynesbury showed defiance and was rewarded eight minutes from time when substitute Craig Smith forced the ball home from close range after Bugg had pushed a first effort onto his cross bar.   Bridges was then denied his hat trick by an outstanding save from the overworked Butcher.   

The trophy and replicas were presented by Hunts FA Chairman Maurice Armstrong.

St Neots:  Bugg, Wood, Herd, Knight, McDevitt, Parr, Williams (D), Bridges, Sembie-Ferris, Shariff, Norville-Williams

Subs:  Sinclair (for Williams 58 mins), Bradshaw (for Wood 61 mins), Broccoli (for Norville-Williams 70 mins), Wiltshire and Butler

Cards:  Williams (Y – 54 mins), Sinclair (Y – 78 mins), Broccoli (Y – 85 mins), Bridges (Y – 88 mins)

Goals:  Williams 2 (6 & 57 mins), Bridges 2 (49 & 67 mins), Shariff (4 mins), Wood (43 mins)

 

Eynesbury:  Butcher, Draper, Hartley, Ducket (R), Ducket (J), Uttridge, Brown, Warwick, Tricks, Bream, Hartley

Subs:  Smith (for Bream 46 mins), Miles, Vieira, Westley and King.

Cards:  Hartley (Y – 54 mins), Draper (Y – 65 mins), Smith (Y – 77 mins)

Goals:  Smith (82 mins)

Referee:  Ashley List (Eaton Socon)

Attendance:  318

 

John Walker

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