We are excited to announce that a further trio of players have agreed terms with the management team and, once available, will be signing forms with the Club after the League AGM this coming weekend. 

Please join us in welcoming Sam Gomarsall, Alfie Connor and Jake Noble to the Premier Plus Stadium and we hope your time with us is both fruitful and enjoyable.

Sam Gomarsall (24), is a wide man / forward and joins us from Newmarket Town, for whom he scored 18 goals last season.

Alfie Connor (22), is a Centre Midfielder, having been a scholar at Peterborough United in his youth, joins us from Step 4 outfit Soham Town Rangers

Jake Noble (26), is a Centre Half / Defensive Midfielder who brings experience to the Saints having spent six seasons at Saffron Walden Town and most recently, Haverhill Rovers, having played under Marc Abbott.

Welcome aboard lads !!!

At the same time, we are saddened to announce that striker Dan Trendall has decided to move on and continue playing at Step 3, so we thank him for his efforts and wish him well for the future.

 

The Board of Directors have decided that in recognition and celebration of the Hunts FA's outstanding work within the Community to ensure sport is inclusive for all and as part of St Neots Town FC's continued, growing and expanding community driven initiatives, the gate recepts for the Hunts FA's 125th Anniversary Invitation Premier Cup games against Eynesbury Rovers  on Saturday 13th July (3pm KO) and against Biggleswade Utd on Tuesday 16th (7.45pm KO) will be donated, in full, to The Round House Primary Academy, Loves farm.  

These funds will be put to good use by Round House PE Coordinator Ben Colborne who I'm sure will have a list of PE equipment to purchase.

Both fixtures will be a "pay what you want" game, however, we would like to suggest a £2 minimum payment for Adults/Concessions and £1 for everybody else

See you all in a few weeks !!

We are excited to announce that AARON SMITH has agreed terms with the Management team and will sign for the Club once registration papers are available later this month after the League AGM.

AARON, (18) is a talented young left back / midfielder and joins us from Mildenhall Town, who were relegated from Step Four at the end of last season.

He spent time at Peterborough United last season, joining up with their Under 18 side on a non-contract basis after a string of impressive performances for the 'Hall and prior to this, was part of the Norwich City Football Programme at Ely College, where he was recommended to the then manager, Dean Greygoose.

Please join us in welcoming AARON to the Club and we hope your time with us will be both enjoyable and rewarding.

 

Keep tuned for further news in the coming days / weeks................

 

 

Season Ticket Renewal Information and Match Day Admission Prices for Season 2019/2020

In an effort to find the right balance between a continued focus on increasing engagement with the community, looking after our great supporters and making sure we have a workable playing budget for next season, the Board have decided that entry pricing for next season's Evostik League South Division One Central fixtures will be as follows:

Adults     £7

Concessions     £5 (ladies and gentlemen aged 60+)

16yrs - 18yrs      £2

U16's FREE with an accompanying adult

 

Taking the recommended match day pricing into consideration, Season Tickets will be as follows:

Adult £120

Concession £85

 

To download a printable .PDF Renewal / Application Form - Please click the link below:

2019/20 Season Ticket Renewal / Application Form

Please note:

  • 2019/20 Season Ticket holders will be able to gain FREE admission to our HOME pre-season friendlies
  • Season tickets DO NOT cover FA National or FA Local Cup competitions

 

We are currently seeking a company or individual who may be interested in becoming our First Team Shirt Sponsor for the 2019/20 Season.

With the Club due to play at Step Four next season, meaning a probable increase in the  number of games against local clubs and their supporters, this would be an excellent opportunity to advertise your business to an audience who may well benefit from your services, as well as continuous exposure on our website and our social media platforms: Youtube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

If this is something you or your company would potentially be interested in, then please contact, in the first instance, any of the Directors below: 

 

 

Barry Cavilla on 07540 919876

Gary Wilson at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 07733 304549

Iain Parr at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

We look forward to hearing from you................

 

Commercial Manager Opportunity

 

We invite applications to join our exciting team and become part of this great football club as we look to appoint a Commercial Manager

The Commercial Manager role is a commission based position and their primary role will be to increase revenue generated by means of sponsorship and advertising, primarily by the selling of pitchside advertising banners.

If this opportunity excites you and you would like to become part of a successful, Step Four football Club with a thriving Youth Academy which offers realistic progression possibilities to the First Team, interested applicants should apply, in the first instance, to any of the following board members:

Barry Cavilla on 07540 919876

Gary Wilson at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 07733 304549

Iain Parr at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

We look forward to hearing from you................

Details of our pre season schedule are now available and we can confirm that we have a full programme of matches including a local derby and the visit of two Pro Clubs. Please be aware that the schedule is subject to chance and fixtures may be added or amended in due course.

 

Hunts FA will kick start their 125 Year Celebrations with both Men and Women Invitational Premier Cup Competitions.

The competitions will run as a Champions League style Knock-Out format and the final dates will be announced at a later stage but the competitions promise to be a great display of local football prior to the teams respective seasons starting and a brilliant way to kick off a year of celebrations for Hunts FA.

The Men's Competition will include eight teams in two groups of four:

·         Biggleswade United

·         Cambridge City

·         Eynesbury Rovers

·         Godmanchester Rovers

·         Huntingdon Town

·         St Ives Town

·         St Neots Town

·         Yaxley FC

 

The dates for St Neots Town are as follows:

Saturday 13th July   3:00pm            ST NEOTS TOWN     v     EYNESBURY ROVERS

Tuesday 16th July   7:45pm            ST NEOTS TOWN     v     BIGGLESWADE UNITED

Thursday 18th July   7:45pm                YAXLEY     v     ST NEOTS TOWN

 

Our Pre Season schedule then continues with with the following matches:

Saturday 20th July   3:00pm            ST NEOTS TOWN     v     CAMBRIDGE UNITED

Tuesday 23rd July   7:45pm            ST NEOTS TOWN     v     PETERBOROUGH SPORTS

Saturday 27th July   3:00pm            ST NEOTS TOWN     v     BIGGLESWADE TOWN

Tuesday 30th July   7:00pm            ST NEOTS TOWN     v    MK DONS  (To be followed by a veterans match, details to be released in due course)

Friday 2nd August   7:45pm            HAVERHILL ROVERS     v     ST NEOTS TOWN

 

Admission details for all these games will be released in the coming weeks. Please keep checking www.stneotstownfc.co.uk and our social media platforms for all the details

 

THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE PLAY OFF (Semi-Final)

ST NEOTS TOWN U18        2     AFC SUDBURY U18       4

This end of season Championship play-off really parades what is best in East Anglian area youth football.   Having seen off the Western Division champions Peterborough Sports, St Neots entertained the Southern champions AFC Sudbury  and in a feisty encounter lost in disappointing style.   Having twice comeback in the second half to cut their deficit to a single goal, St Neots suffered the loss of two players sent off in a single controversial incident that sealed their fate.   In front of a large crowd it was a match of changing fortunes and resulted in a disappointing finale to the season – but it must not be forgotten that the home side had already achieved an unprecedented league and County Cup double for the third successive season.

Sudbury looked confident and controlled in the first twenty minutes stroking the ball around playing patient possession football happy to wait for an appropriate opening.   In this opening phase both sides managed one significant shot on target – Merkel Cousins seeing the home sides’ chance deflected wide and Sudbury’s Ben Hammett firing over the bar before setting up Baris Altintop to bring a full length save from Ashley Brewer.   The initial breakthrough came after 26 minutes when Oliver Gravett cut in from the right to see his narrow-angled shot deflected beyond the dive of Brewer.   St Neots won a series of free kicks, but Jacob Joseph sent his high over the bar and Jake Wood saw his effort well saved by Samuel Wright.   At the other end Brewer kept his side in the game with an excellent save to deny Isaac Skubich but after42 minutes he was beaten by a low shot from Liam Bennett after some neat play by Thomas Maycock.   After a joe Rider shot had been blocked St Neots went to the break two goals behind.

They came out very positively after the break and substitute Reif Clarke freed by Joseph saw his net bound effort deflected for a corner, and a Nehemiah Goodridge header was well saved from a Clarke corner.   Their reward came after 56 minutes when another Clarke corner was volleyed in at the far post by Owen Dunnett - his first goal of the season!   Ten minutes later Sudbury reinstated their two-goal advantage when Liam Fulianty pulled down Isaac Skubich earning himself a caution, and the visiting player stroked home from the penalty spot.  However, this seemed to spur the home side and after 77 minutes Reif Clarke cut in from the left to score from a narrow angle to make the score 3-2.   Four minutes later it all went wrong as an Assistant Referee signalled a dubious free kick upsetting the home side and substitute Bradley Brown was dismissed for foul language at the decision and he was followed into an early bath by skipper Leon Fulianty who picked up a second caution for dissent (applauding the decision)   In the final eight minutes Adam Hanson hit the post for the visitors and Fred King rounded off the scoring taking full advantage of the depleted home defence.

 

St Neots:  Brewer, Olive, Wood, Fulianty, Goodridge, Dunnett, Joseph, O’Hara, Rider, Routs, Cousins                                                                                                                                              

Subs used:   Brown, Clarke, Leagas and Rowland.   

 Goals: Dunnett (56 mins),  Cousins (77 mins)                                                                                 

Referee:  Ryan Middleton                                                                                            

(John Walker)

 

THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY OFF (Quarter Final)

ST NEOTS TOWN U18        3     PETERBOROUGH SPORTS U18       2

These two sides had lost just one league match between them in the 2018/19 season, so this truly was a meeting of champions.   However, with six divisions of the Cambs Youth League this was only the first step to becoming supreme champions.   The match could hardly have been more dramatic with St Neots coming from 2-1 down with two minutes of normal time remaining to snatch victory with two goals – the second four minutes into added time.   Unbeaten in the league this season Sports had already inflicted on St Neots their only home defeat of the season in the FA Youth Cup way back in September, so this was pay back time.  

Both sides looked to take the initiative in an entertaining start to the match.    Andrew Irvine produced the first shot on target after two minutes testing Ash Brewer who saved well.   At the other end Stewart Barrand had to clear off the goal line with his keeper out of position and then Jacob Joseph burst through to force an important save with his legs by Dylan Veni.  The keeper then had to save at the feet of the same St Neots player after twelve minutes but five minutes later the home side took the lead.   An attack was broken up but the clearance went straight to Sammy Routs whose snap shot from almost 30 yards beat the diving goalkeeper.   Dan Olive shot narrowly over the bar and Reif Clarke was brought down but no penalty given as St Neots enjoyed good possession at the end of the first half.   It was then against the run of play three minutes before the break when a cross from the right was knocked down, falling to Andrew Irvine who levelled the scores with a shot wide of the unsighted home goalkeeper.

After an early second half free kick by Leon Fulianty had been parried by Veni the visiting side grabbed the initiative with a 53rd minute goal to give them the lead.   A corner by Christopher Seery was not cleared and in the resultant penalty area scuffle Andrew Irvine claimed his second goal of the match.   For a spell St Neots seemed to lose impetus and their visitors regrouped in a more defensive fashion and chances at either end were limited.   Substitute Ethan Atkins forced Brewer into an excellent save at the expense of a corner, and as St Neots rallied Routs brought two important saves from Veni.   In the final fifteen minutes all the play was towards the Sports goal as St Neots searched for an equaliser.   Jacob Joseph was inches wide with a powerful shot and a Routs free kick was gathered under pressure.   Then with two minutes left ace goal poached Joe Rider picked up a through ball to turn his marker and level the scores.   It looked like a penalty shoot out to decide but four minutes into added time Dan Olive streaked in from the right to tuck a low shot under the keeper for that dramatic match winner.  

The Semi-Final championship match will be at The Premier Plus Stadium, early in May.

 

St Neots Town Youth Team:  Brewer, Olive, Leagas, Fulianty, Goodridge, Dunnett, Joseph, Brown, Rider, Routs, Clarke

Subs used:   O’Hara, Wood, and Rowland.                                                                                                

Goals: Routs (17 mins),  Rider (88 mins), Olive (90+4 mins)

Referee:  Andrew Wilson                                                                                           

(John Walker)

 

SOUTHERN LEAGUE CENTRAL PREMIER DIVISION

St Neots Town       1        Halesowen Town       1

Perhaps appropriately this ‘relegation party’ ended all square at 1-1 with these two sides now preparing for life at Step Four next season.   It was only St Neots Town’s second relegation in their proud 140 years of history so now for Manager Marc Abbott the work begins with his talented young squad for the new season due to start in just over three months.   With relegation for both sides confirmed prior to the match there may have been little to play for but this final match for  both was nonetheless competitive despite the gusting wind making conditions very difficult.  The visiting side, managed by former West Bromwich Albion player Lee Hughes, also featured some of their younger players and a share of the points was a fair outcome.   Marc Abbott had his skipper Matt Miles injured so changes were required so he left Jacob Joseph and Prince Mutswunguma on the bench bringing in Joe Rider, Joe Sutton and Aaron Hudson – the latter for his first start after a couple of substitute appearances.

St Neots made a bright start and were ahead after just four minutes.  Joe Rider received the ball with his back to goal and turned neatly to feed it through the defence for Dan Trendall to run on and net.   Seven minutes later the lead should have been doubled when Joe Sutton found himself clear of the defence in front of goal but shot across the face.   Halesowen were enjoying a fair share of possession but created little although Isai Marselia saw a fierce shot well blocked by Ryan Hughes.   Mason Rhiney saw his effort blocked at the other end and as St Neots continued to dominate the usually reliable Dan Trendall failed to capitalise on more good work by Joe Rider as he sent his free shot from ten yards high over the bar.   St Neots was almost made to pay for that miss five minutes before the break when Aaron Birch headed down a Kartel O’Neill-Martin free kick, but Samir Nabi blazed his shot high over the bar.   The match had been well controlled by Referee Wayne Chalmers but he unaccountably yellow-carded Aaron Hudson for kicking the ball away after awarding a free kick.

Both sides opted for a half time change with Jacob Joseph replacing Joe Sutton and Samuel Dallow coming on for Aaron Gilpin for the visitors.   On a break Hudson shot well wide after James Philp had saved well, but after 53 minutes the scores were levelled.   A defensive lapse in concentration by St Neots saw Marselia play Nabi clear on the right and when his effort rebounded off a post, Joe Hood rushing back to cover only succeeded in putting the ball into his own net after the ball lucklessly rebounded onto his knee.   At the other end, Trendall crossed from the left and Jacob Joseph was only inches away from the ball in front of a gaping net but the most significant moment of the second half was when Halesowen player/manager Lee Hughes opted to bring himself on to replace Marselia.   From that point onwards the visitors grew in confidence and put the home defence under constant pressure.   Hughes was in immediate action bringing the save of the match up to that point from James Philip with Nabi volleying the loose ball over the bar and the same visiting player squandered a further chance again shooting off target.   St Neots substitute Reif Clarke had a well-placed header deflected wide from a Trendall cross and Hughes could twice have scored for Halesowen.   However, St Neots finished strongly, and it took two outstanding saves from Platt to deny late efforts by St Neots substitutes Prince Mutswunguma and Clarke.    Honours even then but the two sides could meet again next season at Step Four.

St Neots Town:  Philp, Hood, Fulianty, Bradley, Hughes, Shaw, Sutton, Rhiney, Trendall, Rider, Hudson

Subs: Joseph (for Sutton 7 mins), Mutswunguma (for Rider 61 mins), Clarke (for Hudson 79 mins), McCormack and Abbott.

Cards:  Hudson (Y – 44 mins)

Goals: Trendall (4 mins)

 

Halesowen Town:  Platt, Ekongo, Kelly, Lawton, Morris, Mendez-Jones, Gilpin, Birch, Marselia, O-Neill- Martin, Nabi.

Subs:  Dallow (for Gilpin 46 mins), Hughes (for Marselia 76 mins), Charlton and Nickolds.

Cards:none

Goals:  Hood OG (53 mins)

 

Referee:  Wayne Chalmers (Northampton)  

Attendance:       132

John Walker

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