With season 2018/19 fast approaching we are pleased to announce that St Neots Town Reserves & St Neots Town Development Teams will be playing in the Cambridge FA County League.

We are delighted to announce that Mark Gearing will remain as the club's reserve team manager and ex player and Under 17 manager, Darren Fairbrass, will guide and manage our young Development squad. Darren will work closely with Mark to continue with development of young local players and both teams will be supported by Iain Parr, the club's Director of Football.

After a disappointing 2017/18 season which saw the Reserves finish bottom of SSMFL Division One and combined with FA regional reshuffle the Reserves will now be competing in the in the Kershaw Premier Division. They will face local rivals, Eynesbury Rovers Reserves and Eaton Socon 1st team which offer some 'old fashioned derby days'. 

If you are interested in playing for St Neots Town FC Reserves  (Kershaw Premier) or St Neots Town Development (Kershaw Division 1B) please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We are also on the look out for additional coaching staff to assist the running of both teams so please drop Iain a line if this is something you would like to do.

 

Saturday saw St Neots Town entertain League One outfit Peterborough United in the latest of their pre season matches and gave another very good account of themselves with the full time Posh side having to wait until the second half to break the deadlock.

On a sultry day at the Premier Plus Stadium, Steve Evans brought his full squad along, opting to give every available player minutes, they played a different eleven in each half and  he witnessed his side dominate for long periods in the first half but thanks to goalkeeper Dan Swan, the first half XI were left frustrated with new signing from Nottingham Forest, Scottish international Jason Cummings, twice being denied by the young shot-stopper.

Cummings saw a close-range effort well saved by Swan who also kept out Siriki Dembele’s fierce effort from distance. Jason Naismith saw a powerful header go over the top after a patient Posh move while Mark O’Hara also went close after racing onto a clever pass from the lively Dembele.

Midway through the first half, central defender Ryan Tafazolli came the closest to breaking the deadlock, his powerful left-footed effort cracked against the underside of the crossbar with Swan rooted to the spot.

At the other end, goalkeeper Aaron Chapman only had routine stops to make, keeping out skipper Luke Knight and waving a Dylan Williams effort wide of the target. The hosts made a switch at the break with Harry O’Malley replacing Knight.

The deadlock was broken three minutes after the re-start, Louis Reed playing a delightful ball over the top to Matt Stevens and his shot was well saved by Dan Swan, but the ball took a deflection off the very unfortunateTAYLOR PARR and found its way into the back of the net.

The lead was doubled on 58 minutes as Morgan Penfold stabbed the ball past the advancing Swan and then rolled the ball into an empty net. It was 3-0 two minutes later as Matt Stevens continued his fine goalscoring pre-season by finishing from close-range after a good ball into the box by local boy Sam Cartwright.

It was nearly 4-0 on 63 minutes as Joe Ward was denied by Swan from a tight angle and then Stevens saw an acrobatic overhead kick cleared off the line by Johnny Herd before Lloyd was pulled up for a dive in the box by the referee.

Matt Stevens, who was a thorn in the side of the Saints during his loan spell with Kettering Town last season,  had the ball in the net again on 72 minutes following a fine Daniel cross but the offside flag was raised on the near side. He did, however, get his second goal of the game on 76 minutes and that was to be the end of the scoring in what had become a very hot, humid afternoon. Morgan  Penfold almost added to their tally when he sent a curling effort over the bar after a good cut back from Ward on 84 minutes after  Danny Lloyd had beaten his man down the left side.

In Summary, A decent First Half performance against strong opposition, where chances for the home side were always going to be at a premium. These games have served great purpose in getting minutes into the players’ legs and getting them to work hard when not in possession of the ball, something the Saints spent long periods, particularly in the second half, doing today.

Next game up for the Saints is a visit from League Two side Stevenage FC on Tuesday evening, kick off 7.45pm here at the Premier Plus Stadium.

Claire Howes Photo Gallery can be found right here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/claire_howes/

 

St Neots Town:  Swan, Miles, Herd, Knight©, Keeble, Parr, Sinclair, Peters, Sembie-Ferris, Williams, Ofofsu

Substitutes Used: O’Malley, Fulianty, Alban, Mutswambuma, Shaw

 

Posh 1st half: Chapman, Naismith, Denton, Yorwerth, Tafazolli, Woodyard, Cooper, O’Hara, Godden, Cummings, Dembele.

Posh 2nd half: O’Malley, Cartwright, Baldwin, Bennett, Daniel, Ward, Reed, Trialist, Lloyd, Penfold, Stevens.

Subs not used: Marriott, Freestone.

 

Officials:  Josh Smith, Josh Crofts and  Jon Burrage

Attendance: 471

 

Mike Green

 

 

Welcome and thank you to our PETERBOROUGH UNITED Matchday Sponsors for their generosity and continued support:

 

MATCH SPONSORS:

 

GESS SCAFFOLDING SERVICES 

 

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Our head office is based in St Neots, Cambridgeshire, with a dedicated team who are equipped to undertake multiple projects simultaneously.

 

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If you are interested in becoming a Matchday Sponsor for future matches here at the Premier Plus Stadium, please read our Sponsorship and Advertising packages brochure by clicking below 

http://www.stneotstownfc.co.uk/the-club/downloadcentre.html

or simply contact our Commercial Director, Gary Atyes, on 07542 844256 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pre-Season Friendly

St Neots Town   1  MK Dons  5

St Neots Town, of Step Seven of the national footballing pyramid, entertained League Two (Step four) MK Dons in a largely entertaining encounter at the Premier Plus Stadium and can be proud of their performance, particularly in the first half hour when the Saints’ attacking department really did pose their professional opponents back four some serious questions but  sadly couldn’t match the build up play with the same level of finishing.

This was St Neots’ second of four prestige pre-season friendlies and their second game inside 36 hours following Saturday’s opener in the heat against Cambridge United and conversely, this was the first outing for our Buckinghamshire opponents as manager Paul Tisdale and assistant, one time Saints midfielder Matt Oakley, chose to give all of their First Team squad a run out, including new signing Robbie Simpson, who had arrived at the club at 4pm, by fielding completely different teams in each half.

An golden early chance for Prince Mutswumbuma in front of goal went begging and three excellent crosses from the right flank from Dion Sembie-Ferris went unconverted as the Saint’s more than matched the Dons in the early period and the deadlock wasn’t broken until the 34th minute when Sam Nombe was found in space and was played in with a through pass. The linesman’s flag stayed down which allowed the striker to round the goalkeeper and finish into the empty net. The second goal arrived three minutes later when a free kick was taken short by striker Robbie Muirhead and laid off to Aidan Nesbit who dispatched a laser like low drive inside the near post, past the despairing efforts of home keeper Dan Swan and this sent the visitors back into the changing room with a healthy advantage.

The Dons returned onto the green carpet with a completely different line up after the break and the Saints chose to make three changes of their own with keeper Swan replaced by fellow trialist Harry Reynolds, Harry O’Malley replacing the birthday boy James Peters and Matty Miles coming on for Prince Mutswumbuma and theSaints took advantage of their visitors reshuffling of the ranks after 50 minutes as Dion Sembie-Ferris got on the end of some neat inter-passing out wide on the left and struck a sweet shot which caught a slight deflection from a defender and looped over the top of Sietsma in the Dons’ goal to get his team firmly back into the game.

Both teams continued to attack without adding to their tally and after 70 minutes, the tables were turned as the Dons took advantage of St Neots’ raft of substitutions which had taken place two minutes earlier as substitute Dylan Asonganyi was allowed to waltz through the centre of the pitch and unleash a spectacular drive from fully thirty yards into the top right hand corner of Reynolds’ goal to make the score 3-1.

As in Saturday’s game versus Cambridge, fatigue was now taking its toll on the rapidly tiring St Neots boys and the visitors were awarded a penalty kick in the 86th minute after a hand ball by the returning to action James Peters and this was smashed home by Kieran Agard. The scoring was completed two minutes from time when another great strike, this time from George Williams, arrowed past Reynolds and into the near post net.

Another good ninety minutes workout for the boys and now five days to prepare for  the upcoming visit of Peterborough United on Saturday

 

St Neots Town: Swan, Sinclair, Herd, Knight© Keeble, Parr, Mutswumbuma , Peters, Sembie-Ferris, Williams, Ofosu

Substitutes used: Reynolds (GK), Shaw, Miles, Fulianty, O’Malley , Hudson, Alban, Williams (Tai)

Goals: Sembie-Ferris (50)

 

MK Dons First-half : Nicholls; Brittain, Jackson, Walsh, Lewington (c); Cisse; Watson, Nesbitt; Pawlett; Muirhead, Nombe.

MK Dons Second-half : Sietsma; Williams (c), Tapp, Moore-Taylor, Hancox; McGrandles; Kasumu (Simpson 77), Sole; D’Ath; Agard, Thomas-Asante (Asonganyi 63).

Goals: Nombe (34), Nesbitt (37), Asonganyi (70), Agard (86 pen), Williams (88)

 

Officials: Josh Smith, Ashley List, Callum Walchester

Attendance: 278

Mike Green

 

 

 

 

Welcome and thank you to our MK DONS Matchday Sponsors for their generosity and continued support:

 

MATCH SPONSORS:

St Neots Interiors 

 

St Neots Interiors is an independent, family owned business with a showroom in Foundry Way, Eaton Socon. We aim to provide value and great customer service to both new and existing customers

Telephone: 01480 477 220

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Eaton Socon
St. Neots
Cambridgeshire

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Pre-Season Friendly

St Neots Town   1  Cambridge United   7

And so it all begins…..

In searing heat and bright sunshine at the Premier Plus Stadium, both St Neots Town and Cambridge United began their pre season schedules in impressive manner. Depite the unflattering final scoreline, Saints manager Matt Clements can be both pleased with and excited about his sides performance, particularly in the first half, after giving their full time, football league opponents a real battle, before the combination of extreme heat and expected fatigue took it’s toll in the second period when the lads eventually run out of steam and the match petered out in the final stages into a rather one sided affair.

United started brightly and an early high take from trialling keeper Harry Reynolds prevented Barry Corr from opening his account for the new season. At the other end, Claudio Ofosu, on his debut, broke down the right and whipped a lovely ball in, which Greg Taylor missed. Dylan Williams was lurking in the centre but just couldn’t get a decent connection on it and the chance was gone. The deadlock was broken after 13 minutes as Paul Lewis fired home for the visitors after a quickly taken free kick. The lead was nearly doubles after 19 minutes as Lambe’s shot was scrambled off the line by a Saints defender. It was almost a dream homecoming for Jevani Brown after 24 minutes as he was put through one on one however the offside flag was raised and his chance to score on his return to the club was snuffed out. After 27 minutes, Mitov, in the United  goal almost made a complete mess of his normally assured footwork and the lively Dion Sembie – Ferris stole possession away from the stopper but could only put the ball agonisingly wide. The lead was finally doubled in the 41st minute after good work from Lewis and Brown teed up Barry Corr for a simple finish past Reynolds. The Saints weren’t ready to roll over and in the 45th minute, deservedly got themselves back into the game when an exquisite ball from Sembie-Ferris split the home defence and set debutant JAMES PETERS away into the area and he lashed the ball past Mitov to half the arrears just before the half time whistle was blown.

United chose to field a completely different squad for the second half while the Saints made four changes to their initial line up, including triallist keeper Dan Swan taking over between the sticks. Cambridge extended their lead in the 58th minute with a smart finish from Liam O’Neill and two minutes later St Neots were awarded a spot kick after Luke Knight was adjudged to have been dragged down in the box but the normally deadly DYLAN WILLIAMS stepped up to take the resultant penalty but, ironically, it was saved by young keeper Finlay Iron, who, made a string of fine performances for the Saints whilst here on loan last season. Iron then moved the ball quickly upfield and the U’s finished smartly via the boot of Ade Azeez after a great dink to the far post by Amoo.

More changes were made by Clements and now the fresh legs of their opponents and changes in personnel and shape began to have a bearing of proceedings. Goal number five came after 66 minutes when Amoo chipped the ball up to Ade Azeez, who layed the ball off Brad Halliday who fired home into the corner of the net. A superb block from substitute Stevan Shaw denied Ibehre at the far post on 77 minutes and it was two late goals for the visitors that put the icing on the cake with George Maris scoring in the 90th and 92nd before Football League official Neil Hair brought an end to proceedings.

In summary, the score line is relevant as it’s all about minutes under the belt for the players and Matt Clements and his management team can be very pleased with their charges’ first outing of pre season . Next up is a visit from Cambridge United’s fellow League two side MK Dons – kick off 7.45pm on Monday evening (9th July)

 

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St Neots Town: Reynolds, Miles, Herd, Knight© Keeble, Parr, O’Malley, Peters, Sembie-Ferris, Williams, Ofosu

Substitutes used: Swan (GK), Shaw, Sinclair, Filianty, Mutswumbuma, Hudson, Alban

Goals: Peters (45)

 

Cambridge United (First Half): Mitov, Carroll, Taylor, Corr, Deegan©, Lambe, Davies, Darling, Brown, Lewis, Osadebe

Cambridge United (Second Half): Iron, Halliday, Taft, John, Amoo, O’Neill, Dunk, Iberhe, Azeez, Maris, Norville-Williams

Unused Substitutes: Watkins, Knowles Foy

Goals: Lewis (13), Corr (41), O’Neill (58), Azeez (62), Halliday (66), Maris (90)(92)

 

Officials: Neil Hair, Abi Marriott (ass), Ellis Mills (ass), Cliff Mills (4th Official)

Attendance: 358

 

Mike Green

 

 

 

Welcome and thank you to our Cambridge United Matchday Sponsors for their generosity:

 

MATCH SPONSORS:

M&M Heating & Plumbing 

 

Established for over a decade, M&M Heating & Plumbing provides the complete range of heating and plumbing services for your home and business. From the installation of a new heating system or a bespoke new bathroom to plumbing repairs and boiler services, you can rely on our team of highly professional and reliable staff to provide a quality service.

Our sister company, M&M Building Services offers all the expertise you need to improve your home. Whether you are looking for a complete house extension, a new kitchen, or a range of improvements to your home, our team of fully qualified builders, carpenters and craftsmen will cater to all your building requirements efficiently and to an exceptional standard.

 

Why choose to work with us?

·         With a great reputation for our plumbing, heating and building services throughout Histon, Cambridge and surrounding area, we provide a reliable and professional service for home owners, landlords and businesses.

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·         We are fully insured and have suitable Public Liability insurance.

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MATCHBALL SPONSORS:

J.C. Homes Designs - Bathrooms, bedrooms and kitchens

Since 1979 Colin Taylor has worked hard to build the reputation that
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We employ a high quality team of craftsman who work to meet the high standards to ensure that JC Home Designs reputation is maintained.

We offer a competitive service which can be designed around each customer’s individual requirements. 

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If you are interested in becoming a Matchday Sponsor for future matches here at the Premier Plus Stadium, please read our Sponsorship and Advertising packages brochure by clicking below or simply contact our Commercial Director, Gary Atyes, on 07542 844256 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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We are running our successful Summer Holiday Sports Camps again this summer

Venues and dates as follows:

Hemingford Grey Primary School 

Monday 30th July - Thursday 2nd August

Monday 13th August - Friday 17th August

 

St Neots Town Football Club

Monday 6th August - Friday 10th August

Monday 20th August - Friday 24th August

All clubs run from 9.00am - 4.00pm

 

Cost per day is just £15 (£10 for siblings)

Suitable for children aged 5 - 11 years old

 

To book your child into the clubs, click below to download a printable form 

http://www.stneotstownfc.co.uk/the-club/downloadcentre.html

 

Or to register online, click the online booking form below

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We are very pleased to announce tonight that CLAUDIO OFOSU has rejoined the club for the forthcoming 2018/19 season.

After a string of good performances for our under 18 squad, CLAUDIO, who was at the time on the St Neots Sports and Learning Partnership Scholarship Scheme, earned himself a contract at League Two Stevenage, where he has spent the last two years until his recent release. We are pleased that, like Dion Sembie - Ferris and Dylan Williams before him, he felt that St Neots Town FC was the place to come to continue his footballing career after leaving the full time game, testament to Matt Clements, his staff and the facilities we have on offer.

Claudio had this to say tonight “ Happy to be back at the club that I basically grew up at. Really good club that helps develops players so it was always an easy one for me to come back to. God willing I can play my best football here."

Please join us in welcoming Claudio home and we hope that this spell with the club will be enjoyable and successful.

 

One player who won't be returning to pre-season training with the Saints is Centre Half Liam McDevitt, who has decided to move on.

In relation to the story which broke on social media last night (Monday 25th June), we can confirm that Liam has decided not to return to the club for the forthcoming season and has opted to join HAYES and YEADING FC.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Liam for his efforts with us last season where he made a total of 38 starts, coming off the Substitutes bench on 1 occasion and scoring 2 goals as well as helping us to a respectable mid table finish and capturing the Huntingdonshire FA Senior Cup and we would like to wish him all the very best for the future.

keep watching for further player news in the forthcoming weeks....

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