Welcome to Mehmet Mimoglu

 

New Commercial Director Appointment

We are delighted to announce that Mehmet Mimoglu has agreed to become the Saints new Commercial Director.

Mehmet has over 20 years worth of experience being involved in non-league football and comes to us highly recommended.

 

St Neots Town FC Director - Louise Sales, commented...

" I'm delighted that Mehmet has agreed to join us as our Commercial Director.  Having had a number of Zoom and one to one conversations it became clear very quickly that Mehmet will become a fantastic addition to the club.  The position of Commercial Director is quite possibly the most difficult role to take on, as such the board see this appointment as a long term project which over time will evolve as the club continues to build and grow organically.  The last few months have been tough for us all however the club has continued to look at ways that we can improve, refurbish and renew all areas of the business. Welcome aboard Mehmet"

 

New St Neots Town FC Commercial Director - Mehmet Mimoglu, added...

"I am absolutely delighted to be appointed as the Commercial Director of St Neots Town FC.I am looking forward to meeting everyone involved in the Club and to start working on planning for the Commercial activities of our 2020/21 campaign.

Commercial income is key to any Football Clubs sustainability and achieving good Commercial income always requires hard work. The current COVID-19 situation has brought its challenges to businesses up and down the country. However, I am starting my role very positively and instead of thinking this will be very hard; my mind is set on looking at where the commercial opportunities are. There are many companies out there who have seen their business grow and are still successful despite the Covid-19 situation.

I think St Neots Town FC is a unique club, we have fantastic facilities and so much is currently done for the local community. The Club being so much embedded with the local community, I feel that the key will be to be active, go out and meet local businessmen and women and build on the existing relationships to discuss sponsorship opportunities. I will actively contact and speak to the local businessmen with an innovative approach to establish business relationships and establish ways as to how our relationship can add value to their business.

Strengthened by our Cambridge United partnership, the Club has big ambitions for the future. I totally share this passion and enthusiasm. I will try my best to make a positive difference and contribution for the future aspirations of the Club."

 

Please join us in welcoming Mehmet to the Club and we hope this will mark the beginning of a commercially successful period.

Would you like to be part of every First Team game for the next two seasons?

Would you like to be involved in every minute of every game for the forthcoming 2020/21 and 2021/22 Seasons?

Well now you can......

In conjunction with our kit supplier, Acerbis Uk, we are giving individuals the opportunity to have their names woven into the fabric of the First Team Home and Away shirts for the next two seasons.

For the cost of £50 (vat inclusive), your name (unlimited letters) can be added to the shirts and become part of the first team setup for the next two seasons, enabling you to play your part both on and off the pitch.

If you would like to take advantage of this great opportunity, then contact Louise, via email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details and payment options. 

 

Closing date for applications is Sunday 12th July

 

The playing shirts will be available to purchase in due course, price to be confirmed.

Club Statement - Covid-19 - March 2020

This is going to be a really difficult time for us all. As a community football club, we will continue to look at ways we can help while at the same time be mindful of the Government guidelines and how these can be interpreted. We will take advice from the schools we partner as well as the FA to ensure that the support we offer is best practice. 

As a business that does not manufacture or retail, we are very much at risk if we do not manage the situation correctly.  Already, we have lost all football matches, function bookings and facility hire throughout March and most of April which equates to no or very little income. Like every other family or business, we have bills to pay regardless of whether we have the income to do so. The situation may change for better or for worse over the next 6 weeks, we just don't know which is the very real worry. 

Putting all of our worries to one side, the club will remain committed (while we are able to) to helping where we can. Whether this is using the club's facilities or making the most of our coaching staff remains to be seen but we will try our best within the boundaries that the Government has set. 

 

Please  watch this space for further news

 

Stay safe

 

Best Wishes

 

St Neots Town FC

Neots win the battle of the Saints in a feisty encounter marred by injury to Ives player

THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE

ST NEOTS TOWN U18        2       ST IVES TOWN     1 

Second and third in the league table prior to this match the reward for the winners would be a berth at the top of the table, and after a feisty encounter it was St Neots who prevailed.   It was a game scarred by a 43rd minute injury to Tom Wakeley which resulted in a 50 minutes suspension of the match whilst an ambulance arrived to transport the unlucky youngster to the hospital.   At the point of the injury the match had boiled up into a competitive contest but after the restart the enthusiasm seemed to have dispersed and the second half saw a visiting side reduced to ten men defend well but unable to seriously challenge St Neots’ narrow advantage.

 

There was a quiet start with neither side seriously testing the opposition goalkeeper in the opening twenty minutes.   Then Kai Hope tested Dylan Martin at one end and Brad Brown burst through to shoot over at the other.   Leading the home attack Brad Matzk looked lively and was only denied the opening goal by a too narrow angle after he had left defenders in his wake.   Then after 29 minutes a deep cross from Jake Wood picked out the head of Marley Edwards and he gave St Neots the lead.   However, within sixty seconds the visitors had responded positively as Tom Wakely was left unmarked and he levelled the scores from close range.   Visiting keeper Kai Bradley produced the save of the match to deny Jake Wood after 34 minutes but two minutes later the home side struck what was to prove the decisive goal as St Ives defender Ewan Young was caught in possession and Brad Matzk advanced on goal to reinstate the lead.   Three minutes before half time the injury saw the temporary suspension of the game.

 

Upon the restart the visitors gave the impression of trying to take revenge for the injury with Faris Rhaman booked and after 51 minutes the game exploded with a fracas in the St Neots penalty area resulting in a red card for Ewan Young and bookings for Matzk (St Neots) and Karl Frans and Kai Hope (St Ives).   When peace was restored St Neots had much of the possession with their one-man advantage, but they created little although Bradley saved well from Brown and Max Smalley.   St Ives best chance of a share of the points came midway through the second half when Ben Smith broke clear but was foiled by an important save by Dylan Martin.

 

St Neots:  Martin, Olive, Wood, O’Hara, Howell, Byrne, Smalley, Clark, Matzk, Brown, Edwards

Sub used:   Nshangalume.

Cards: Byrne (Y – 42 mins), Matzk (Y – 51 mins), Edwards (Y – 83 mins)

Referee:  Nicholas Easey                                                                               

(John Walker)

 

Looking Ahead to Biggleswade FC

UPCOMING MATCH PREVIEW

On Saturday near neighbours Biggleswade FC visit the Premier Plus Stadium for a rearranged league match.  

The rise of Biggleswade FC to Step Four has been meteoric because just four seasons ago the club (along with several existing players) were a very successful U18 side plying their trade in the Thurlow Nunn Youth League. One of three clubs based in Biggleswade, our visitors are competing for local talent with Biggleswade Town (Step Three) who are their present landlords, and Biggleswade United (Step Five). Currently 13th in the league table, they have won as many games as they have lost so far, and after years of non-stop success they will be delighted to be competing at this level – the highest ever in their embryonic history.

Earlier this season our first meeting at Biggleswade resulted in a very competitive 0-0 draw and since then they have grown in confidence and are enjoying their first experience of Southern League football.

 

John Walker

 

Looking ahead to a trip to Kidlington

UPCOMING MATCH PREVIEW

After the very impressive performance at the Premier Plus Stadium last Saturday which saw St Neots thrash their struggling visitors Wantage Town by five goals to nil, thanks in part to Alan Musoke’s first hat trick for the side, it is now a priority to maintain the confidence that the team displayed in that victory.   This weekend’s match sees a third trip this season to Oxfordshire to face Kidlington who are currently six points and three places ahead of the Saints in the league table.   That margin is because last Saturday Kidlington recorded only their second league victory in their last twelve league and cup outings.   They beat Coleshill 3-1 away from home to register their first away victory this season.   Despite their poor form, at home Kidlington boast a decent league record with only one defeat in six outings and that was to Daventry Town.

Kidlington are now in their third season at Step Four having finished 18th in the table three points above relegation last season but having finished 12th in their first season.   This will of course be the first meeting of the two sides and St Neots should be almost at full strength with Jonny Butler having served his one match suspension.

 

John Walker

 

 

 

 

Looking ahead to our trip to Kettering and the visit of Coalville (and our match odds with Betvictor)

UPCOMING MATCHES PREVIEW

Next up for St Neots is a busy period with two matches in four days.   With only eight matches left every point available is vital if relegation at the end of the season is to be avoided.   Three of those eight opponents are still very much in the promotion/play off chase and the next two are two of that eight.   First up on Saturday Marc and his side must visit league leaders and firm promotion favourites Kettering Town.   Currently eight points ahead at the top of the table the Poppies have been in the top two all season although they do lack the consistency they would like, with two surprising defeats in their last three matches at home at home to Coalville and away at Biggleswade.   Prior to the Coalville defeat they had reeled off seven consecutive victories and were looking impregnable.   In four visits to Burton Latimer where the Poppies play, St Neots’ have not recorded a victory although two of the meetings have ended in draws.    Earlier this season at the Premier Plus Stadium Kettering recorded a comfortable 3-0 victory and the only St Neots’ victory in nine meetings came at home in the sides’ first Southern League meeting in 2013 when goals from Lewis Hilliard, Adrian Sear, Ryan Auger and Kyle Asante gave the home side a 4-3 win.

Next Tuesday another of the promotion hopefuls – Coalville Town – visit St Neots for a rearranged match – the original date cancelled out by a waterlogged pitch.   After last weekend Coalville were eighth in the table three points shy of a play-off place but with three matches in hand.   In the league meeting at Coalville in November a Dion Sembie-Ferris goal saw St Neots leading for almost half an hour before conceding a late goal and a share of the points.   That match was regrettably marred in time added on at the end of the ninety minutes, when the Referee, Jamie O’Connor from Bolsover, totally lost control following a rather innocuous foul.   He ended up issuing four yellow cards in that unsavoury ending – one a second yellow which became a red, and another when he brandished the red card again only to rescind it after being corrected by an Assistant Referee.   It was a great shame because it had been a very good contest between two well-matched sides and on the balance of play a draw was a fair outcome.     

On Tuesday this week there was a very significant result as Lowestoft defeated Halesowen 5-1 in a rearranged league match.   That result lifted the Norfolk side five points ahead of St Neots, who because of an inferior goal difference need two victories to overhaul them.

So if you fancy having a flutter on us on our next match, BetVictor have given us 13/2 football odds to win at Kettering Town on Saturday or 4/1 for the draw.

Please Gamble responsibly.

Club officials and players are not permitted to bet on any football matches.

 

 

John Walker

 

 

 

 

Looking ahead to the visit of Lowestoft Town

UPCOMING MATCH PREVIEW

The visitors to the Premier Plus Stadium on Saturday are Lowestoft Town.  

The Trawlerboys have been playing at Step Three for three seasons now since their relegation from the Football Conference. After two seasons in the Ryman area of the pyramid they transferred to the Southern League Central this season and like us have struggled for consistency. This is to be the third meeting of our two sides this season – both of the others after long midweek treks into East Anglia for us staged at the Amber Dew Events Stadium at Lowestoft. On 2nd October last year both teams chose to field understrength teams for our Southern League Cup tie which resulted in a 3-1 victory for our hosts – Luke Knight our scorer (his final goal in a St Neots shirt), and then three weeks later a rearranged league fixture finished 2-1 to us with Nabil Shariff scoring both goals. Our last league meeting at St Neots was 46 years ago in the Eastern Counties League when we fought out a 0-0 draw, but our Norfolk visitors have been in town once since then for an FA Vase tie on 21st November 2006 when they returned home with a handsome 6-1 victory with Craig Reynolds claiming our consolation goal. This match is vital for both sides for a glance at the league table before last weekend showed that our point on Saturday lifted us above our weekend visitors who were beaten at Alvechurch. Lowestoft may have some reservations about their trip here today because on 8th January 1972 they were scheduled to visit us here at our former home at Shortsands for an ECL fixture, but they never arrived because their team coach was involved in a fatal road accident on the A11 in which the driver of the car was killed and the coach driver and eight of the team and officials required hospital treatment.

 

John Walker

 

 

Looking ahead to our trip to Redditch United

UPCOMING MATCH PREVIEW

On Saturday Mark Abbott takes his side to Redditch to play on their 3G pitch, and part from Westwood Road, St Ives, the Trico Stadium in Redditch is St Neots’ most visited ground since their promotion to the Southern League eight years ago. Saturday will be the seventh visit to Redditch – six in the league and one in the league cup. Prior to last Saturday’s home victory over Needham Market, Redditch had gone five league matches without a victory and St Neots’ last visit had seen them return from Worcestershire with a point from a 2-2 draw with Tom Wood and Stefan Broccoli the scorers – the only goal scored for St Neots by the latter. St Neots had led 2-0 with both scorers having been drafted into the side that day but Redditch scored twice in the last eight minutes of the game and despite the home side recovery Redditch sacked their Manager immediately after the match. Our lads will travel with the confidence boost of their victory over Barwell last weekend, but Redditch are an experienced side containing players with Football League experience and it is never an easy place to go.

On Tuesday evening this week Redditch travelled to Banbury for one of only two midweek matches scheduled for this week and scored an added time equaliser to draw 1-1 at Banbury. This leaves them in seventeenth place in the table six points ahead of our lads.

 

So if you fancy having a flutter on us on our next match, BetVictor have given us 11/4 football odds to win away against Redditch United.

Please Gamble responsibly.

Club officials and players are not permitted to bet on any football matches.

 

John Walker

 

 

 

 

Looking Ahead To The Visit Of Barwell

 

UPCOMING MATCH PREVIEW

 

On Saturday Barwell make only their third visit to the Town – the first one being six years ago this month and the second in a FA Trophy Second Round Qualifying Round engagement last November.   That resulted in a victory for the visitors by a goal to nil scored in the second half after being reduced to ten men after only 28 minutes.   We then visited Barwell for a rearranged midweek league match just before Christmas leading to another victory for our visitors by six goals to one – Gary Wharton getting our consolation goal.   It was a match played in atrocious conditions on a near waterlogged pitch and after an even first half Barwell ran riot with five second half goals.     When we were promoted to the Premier Division of the Southern League in 2012, we joined Barwell in that Division.   They had finished ninth the previous season – their first season in that Division and when they visited St Neots, they were fifth with matches in hand of all the clubs ahead of them.  The result was a 2-2 draw with our lads taking a first half lead before conceding two goals and having to come back from behind to grab a point.   The return match that season was memorable – a 3-2 victory for us after leading 3-0 at one stage – with the result confirming our survival at Step Three and robbing Barwell of the chance of a play-off place.   Barwell were then transferred across the pyramid to the Northern Premier League.    Both of our teams were defeated in the Second Qualifying Round of the FA Trophy last season – our lads at home to Stourbridge and Barwell at home by lower graded Mildenhall Town.   Last week Barwell were beaten at home 1-0 by a Hitchin side now beginning to climb away from the relegation zone.   That left the Canaries in sixteenth place – eight points ahead of our lads.   If effort and commitment are to be key factors in this match then Marc Abbott’s youngsters must be in with a real chance.

John Walker

 

Ahead of our next game against BARWELL FC, Betvictor Football have given us odds of 7/5 to win, 12/5 the draw and 31/20 for the away win. Click here to sign up. 

PLEASE GAMBLE RESPONSIBLY.

Club officials and players are not permitted to bet on any football matches.

 

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