Wednesday, 13 March 2019 14:42
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    
Thursday, 07 March 2019 15:31
The Board of Directors have agreed to allow FREE ADMISSION to anyone under the age of 18 to Evostik League South Premier Division Central matches between now and the end of the season, raising the limit from under 16. Now is a great opportunity to come along and cheer on fellow youngsters Joe Rider, Jacob Joseph and Leon Fulianty who are currently enjoying game time in the First Team Squad, starting with Saturday's visit of Biggleswade Town. Please note, only children Under 12 years need to be accompanied by a paying adult.  Proof of age may be requested at the turnstiles
Thursday, 28 February 2019 11:58
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        
Thursday, 21 February 2019 20:15
  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.  
Sunday, 17 February 2019 13:24
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Thursday, 14 February 2019 12:02
UPCOMING MATCH PREVIEW It does not get any easier for St Neots as new Manager Marc Abbott settles in to his new challenge.   There was no real comparison between the performance and the result at Tamworth last weekend.   The youngsters worked their socks off against a side not far above them in the table prior to kick off but in the end, it was a clear case of an average Step Three side playing against an excellent Youth team.   No one could criticise the effort and commitment of the visiting side but in the final analysis they were outplayed by a better side.   The lack of experience is again likely to feature this Saturday when the team embark on their second furthest away league trip of the season to Stourbridge.   Stourbridge were in the Southern League Premier Division in 2011/12 and 2012/13 before transferring to the Northern Premier League still at Step Three.   In the five years in that league they were beaten in the plays offs once and twice just finished outside the play-off zone so have been consistently successful.   They host St Neots, sitting in second place in the table just five points adrift of leaders Kettering Town, having led the way for two months around the Christmas/New Year period but three consecutive defeats saw them slip.   St Neots have twice played at Stourbridge winning on their first visit by a goal to nil courtesy of a Lewis Hilliard strike but losing on the second occasion by the odd goal in three.   Last weekend Stourbridge recorded a 2-0 home victory over play-off chasing Biggleswade Town.   With three players injured last weekend missing out on the trip to Tamworth, their recovery could mean an injection of experience from within the existing squad and the new Manager might well be bringing in fresh blood before the weekend.   John Walker        
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 10:33
It is with great sadness that we have to inform you of the sad passing of former manager GARY 'PILSY' PILSWORTH after a period of illness. Our thoughts go out to Gary's family and friends at this very sad time. Details of funueral arrangements will be published in due course. RIP GARY  
Monday, 11 February 2019 09:57
Having made a very conscious decision three years ago to become much more focused on our community responsibilities, we launched the clubs Gift of Use initiative. This was aimed at providing free use of the club’s GESS 3G arena, function rooms and main pitch, for a variety of charities, primary schools , youth clubs, local FA's and much more. This initiative has proved very successful. We have always wanted to do much more, but our financial obligations have made this somewhat prohibitive. So, with this in mind, we are currently investigating all possible avenues that will allow us to redistribute net income. This will allow for a far more expansive approach to the Clubs Gift of Use initiative, and give us a working budget to reinvest back into the club, ensuring that St Neots Town FC continues to thrive and become the hub of the community.  There has been a lot of speculation regarding voluntary demotion to step 5 football. We have a care of duty to explore all avenues to ensure the long term stability of St Neots Town FC as such we have been in open dialogue with the FA. The Southern League have been informed that we do not wish to pursue this avenue and that we will continue to play our football, albeit at a reduced first team budget, at step 3 or step 4 should we be relegated and this has been sanctioned by both the FA and the Southern League.   Your support, whether as a trusted supporter, business partner, advertiser, or sponsor, is and will remain, very important to the long term health of the football club, and makes a huge contribution towards all that we are trying to achieve. From August 2020, we will be launching the St Neots Town FC Partnership Community Fund. This will help us to facilitate a far broader support mechanism of community projects, as well as continuing our Gift of Use initiative, and a monetary fund. Our promise, is that from August 2020, twenty percent of all money generated by the club by way of business partnership, advertising, naming rights or sponsorship, will be allocated to our Community Fund. Businesses supporting us will benefit from the association of investing in well worth community projects.   Over the next few months the club will potentially undergo a huge transformation, necessary if we are to ensure that the club remains healthy, and give it the opportunity to become the blue print for what a community football club should be.   Thank you for your continued support.   THE BOARD – ST NEOTS TOWN FC
Thursday, 07 February 2019 19:01
UPCOMING MATCH PREVIEW Last weekend was hugely significant and disappointing for the Club overshadowed by the news that serious consideration was being given to voluntary resignation from Step Three of the Football Pyramid.   FA regulations direct that in these circumstances a relegation of at least two steps is mandatory meaning that the UCL Premier Division is the best the club can hope for in the 2019/20 season if the proposed change is followed through.   The match scheduled for Saturday at home to Coalville then fell foul of the weather and then both Lowestoft and Halesowen picked up unexpected victories to dump the club back in the relegation zone for the first time since Christmas.   That was preceded by an announcement that Manager Matt Clements would vacate his role at the end of the season and then the departure of Assistant Manager Jack Cassidy and the two most senior players on the books.   Team skipper Luke Knight (141 includes 17 as sub) and defender Taylor Parr (125 includes 2 as sub) had amassed 247 first team starts between them – experience that will be impossible to fill in the sides’ remaining 14 league matches and the Hunts Senior Cup Final this season.   These departures were followed a few hours later by senior team regulars Johnny Herd, Russell Short, Tom Wood and James Hall.  On Tuesday a very inexperienced side made up of the remainder of the squad plus the Youth team battled bravely against play-off seeking Biggleswade Town only to lose to a single late goal.   The spirit and effort of the side was truly amazing and now life must go on under newly appointed Manager Marc Abbott who is to work in conjunction with Matt Clements before the latter ‘moves upstairs’ to his new role at the end of the season.   So on Saturday the side make their first ever visit to Tamworth who were relegated from the Conference (now National League) at the end of last season.   Tamworth currently in 17th place in the table just three points ahead of St Neots are on their third Manager of the season, former St Neots Manager Dennis Greene having had a short spell at their helm.   In the first meeting of the two sides at the Premier Plus Stadium a goalless draw resulted and with both teams now in urgent need of points it will be a vital meeting.   John Walker          
Wednesday, 06 February 2019 17:24
The Board Of Directors are excited to confirm the appointment of MARC ABBOTT as the new First Team Manager. MARC joins us from Thurlow Nunn side Haverhill Rovers, having been associated with the club for fourteen years , a feat rarely seen in the game these days. MARC leaves Rovers sitting in 11th place in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division after a 15 month spell in the managerial hot seat. He was also this season's leading scorer with 10 goals from midfield. Holding the Uefa B badge, he has become a highly sought after coach and we are absolutely overjoyed to have secured our number one target to replace the outgoing MATT CLEMENTS, who has become the Club's new Director of Football. MARC will be in charge for Saturday's trip to Tamworth and will work closely with MATT CLEMENTS as the pair prepare for the 2019/2020 season. MARC'S statement can be found to the right of the page (click to enlarge) Please join us in welcoming MARC and his family to the Premier Plus Stadium and we hope your tenure with us will be both successful and enjoyable.  
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