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Looking ahead to a busy Easter programme

Thursday, 18 April 2019 18:34


Regardless of their precarious league position St Neots players and supporters have their traditional two match Easter programme to complete this weekend.   The Monday fixture is as usual a derby match and will be their final away trip but before then the Premier Plus Stadium will be fuller than usual on Saturday.   The visitors for the penultimate home fixture of the season are to be Kings Lynn Town and they are expected to bring a large following of supporters.   The atmosphere will be special for the visitors because last Saturday their side clinched their place in the end of season play offs.   However, that is not the final challenge this season, because in their remaining three matches they need mathematically to pick up three wins to ensure a home tie in their one-off semi-final play-off.   Lynn was relegated from Step Two ten years ago because their stadium did not reach Conference North requirements and then the club was wound up by the courts because of unpaid debts to HMRC.   The club was then relaunched at Step Five in the UCL Premier Division and won promotion to the Southern League in 2012/13.   Their aim now is toregain their Step Two status alongside champions Kettering for next season.

Easter Monday’s short trip is to neighbours St Ives.   Their hosts are all set for their best-ever finish in the Southern League Premier Division and having won at St Neots on New Years’ Day they will be looking to record only their second league double over St Neots almost in living memory.   One thing for sure is to for the first time ever St Ives can legitimately claim that in the 2019/20 season they can proudly claim to be Huntingdonshire’s most senior team.   However, St Neots will travel hoping to repeat their Senior Cup semi-final victory at Westwood Road last February when goals from Dylan Williams and Nabil Shariff gave them a 2-0 victory.


John Walker




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