Monday, 15 January 2018 11:31
  UPCOMING MATCH PREVIEW   After a free weekend with scheduled opponents Hereford involved in the FA Trophy, St Neots return to action next Saturday with a visit from Frome Town.   Last Saturday the Robins entertained league leaders Kings Lynn in a tight contest that finished goalless.  St Neots and Frome are only two of six sides who are competing in the Premier Division of the Southern League for the sixth successive season – the others being Weymouth, Chesham, Hitchin and Redditch so our sides are well known to each other.   The Robins’ record at the Premier Plus Stadium shows one victory and a draw in five visits but a feature of our meetings has been goals.   There have been 43 goals in the eleven matches completed home and away by our two sides – just one short of four per match so if that trend is maintained we should be in for an entertaining afternoon.  Our most memorable meeting was at Frome four years ago when our lads lost by the odd goal in nine despite a hat trick from Shane Tolley.  Our lads come into today with only two matches completed in 2018 – our home and away drawn matches with Stratford and St Ives.   Contrast that with Hereford – our original opponents last Saturday who were involved in the FA Trophy.   Today their visit to Dorchester will be their SIXTH match in 2018!   However, back to Frome who last season secured their best-ever finish at Step Three – eighth, and no doubt they are out top emulate that performance this season.   Time will tell………….For the visit of Frome our lads will be without Luke Knight and Johnny Herd both of whom are service suspensions, so it is a chance for the fringe members of the squad to show their abilities.  
Sunday, 31 December 2017 09:36
  UPCOMING MATCH PREVIEW   The two sides who clash at the Premier Plus Stadium this Saturday will both hope for an improvement in their 2018 fortunes – but for different reasons.   Stratford Town are the next visitors to face St Neots in the Evo-Stik Southern League and their New Year began on 1st January with a narrow home defeat by neighbours Banbury United.   Coming on top of their other two holiday matches which saw then draw away with high flying Slough Town after picking up all three points away at Redditch this was a disappointment. St Neots hopes of a flying start to the New Year were dashed last Monday when their neighbours pitch at Westwood Road was declared waterlogged so the visit to St Ives will have to be rescheduled.    So, Matt Clements’ side sat out the Bank Holiday whilst Banbury and Royston Town picked up victories that relegated St Neots two places in the table to tenth.   Now his side must set out to improve on the point they gained at Stratford in an early season 1-1 draw which featured a debut goal for Dion Sembie-Ferris.   Dion has added seven further goals this season (two of them in FA Trophy matches) and stands as the second highest scorer this season behind the mercurial Dylan Williams.   The points on Saturday are more important because with a free Saturday to follow the Stratford match because of Hereford United’s involvement in the FA Trophy, St Neots are likely to fall further behind in the mid-table battle that current sees seven clubs separated by just five points. Stratford hold a rather unique record against St Neots which I am sure our lads will be keen to cancel out at the weekend.    In five league meetings Stratford are undefeated against St Neots with two home victories and three drawn matches.   At the time these notes were penned Stratford were thirteenth in the table – two points and three places below our lads.   John Walker
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 08:58
It is with regret this morning that we announce RYAN HORNE has decided to leave the Club. Wanting regular football, something he has found difficult to obtain in what is now a very competitive squad, he has decided to seek this elsewhere, namely AFC Sudbury. The scorer of three goals this season in September - this culminated in him winning Supporters Player of the Month after a string of excellent dsiplays. Please join us in wishing Ryan the best of luck for the future and thanking him for his efforts in the Blue shirt.  
Friday, 15 December 2017 17:02
Just in time for Christmas - Our fantastic new style scarves have arrived. Our new style scarves - as modelled by our lovely bar manager Claire - are now available to buy at a cost of   £12.50 They can be purchased from behind the Bar and will be available at tomorrow's Reserve fixture versus Rayners Lane (3pm kick off) and Next Saturday's First Team fixture versus Kings Langley (3pm) which is also CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY
Friday, 15 December 2017 16:07
  St Neots Town Football Club are excited to announce the signing of Stefan Broccoli.   Stefan, (19) who hails from Peterborough, joins us after a successful trial period with the Club. A right sided midfielder, who has Anglo-Italian nationality, joined Arsenal as a schoolboy and took the decision to join Newcastle United at the age of 16 following his surprise release by the Gunners. Having made regular appearance for the Toon’s Under 18 and Under 23 sides, his progress was hampered during the 2015/16 season when he was side lined for near on nine months with a troublesome groin injury. Stefan was released by the Premier League giants in July 2017 and most recently spent a spell with AFC Stamford before agreeing terms with The Saints. We have seen his potential in a couple of cameo substitute appearances recently and look forward to seeing him involved more often now he is with us on a permanent basis. Please join us in welcoming Stefan to the Saints and we wish him all the very best of luck during his time with us, a time in which we hope he finds enjoyable and fruitful.   WELCOME ABOARD STEFAN  
Monday, 11 December 2017 20:38
  UPCOMING MATCH PREVIEW   After the wintery weekend it will be all eyes on Redditch this week prior to St Neots’ visit there on Saturday.   Redditch were one of the first clubs in the Southern League Premier Division to install a plastic pitch after suffering a string of postponements due to the frailty of their grass facility.   Then last Saturday along came the snow and with several inches of the white stuff even the new 21st Century surfaces (ironically dubbed ‘all weather surfaces’) become unplayable so the Redditch scheduled fixture with Gosport Borough was ruled out.   However, before the St Neots visit the interest will be on Tuesday evening when Banbury United are due to visit Redditch in a rearranged league fixture.   St Neots record against Redditch is an improving picture.  Last season was the only season in five that the Saints recorded a league double over Redditch, winning 1-0 at home and 4-1 away but before then in eight meetings St Neots had only two draws and six defeats to their credit so some continuing improvement would be welcome.   Redditch currently sit three points and three places below Matt Clements’ side but a midweek victory over Banbury would change that.  The middle ground in the league table is very congested with eight teams covered by a five points difference at all least seven points adrift of the play off positions and with some of those clubs facing each other in the run-up to Christmas changes in fortunes are guaranteed.   On the player front St Neots will be without iconic central defender Taylor Parr who starts his three-match ban for his red card against Kings Lynn and they have had two long term injured absentees in Dylan Williams and Scott Sinclair, but Scott who has missed the last seven matches, hopes to be fit for selection by the weekend, whilst Dylan is unlikely to be available until the New Year.       John Walker  
Monday, 11 December 2017 19:40
Press release from Peterborough United (www.theposh.com) - Tuesday 12th Decenber 2  We are delighted to announce a new partnership with St Neots Town Football Club.  Following the clubs excellent informal partnership over the last few years and several discussions, St Neots Town will now become one of the home venues for under 23 home fixtures for the 2018/2019 season, with the partnership also seeing Peterborough United Academy coaches coaching on the St Neots Town Elite Football Scholarship. Iain Parr, Director of Football at St Neots Town FC said: “I am excited to announce our partnership with Peterborough Utd Football Club to help develop and educate 16-19 year old footballers within a full time football and education programme.  This is an excellent opportunity for both clubs to help talented footballers achieve their goals on the football pitch whilst gaining valuable life skills and qualifications.” Academy Manager Nick Sheppard said: “We are delighted to be working closely with St Neots Town FC from the 2018/2019 season.  We know the people really well at St Neots and hope that our link will be mutually beneficial to both clubs.  The Elite Football Scholarship is one of the best set ups outside of the EFL Academies and so with our coaches working on the programme it will enable us to have the best opportunities to find any players who are late developers.” The first opportunity to become involved in the programme will be on the first recruitment day, for which the details are below or on the flyer to the right (click to enlarge): Date: Friday 22nd December 2017 Time: 10am – 12:30pm Venue: St Neots Town FC, Premier Plus Stadium, Kester Way, St Neots. Cambridgeshire PE19 6SL For more information or to register, please email \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Sunday, 03 December 2017 16:58
  UPCOMING MATCH PREVIEW   It is to be a busy week at the Premier Plus Stadium with two important home matches for Matt Clements’ team.  On Tuesday they take an unbeaten League run of nine matches into a meeting with league leads Kings Lynn Town.   Lynn have been beaten just three times in their twenty-one completed league matches – at home by Chesham and twice on the road at Weymouth and Royston.   After being wound up the newly formed Kings Lynn Town are now looking poised to win back a place at Step Two of the National League system.   Our first competitive meetings with the Linnets were in the 2010/11 season when we met four times – twice in the Premier Division of the United Counties League, once in the League Cup and once in the FA Vase.   Those encounters resulted in two wins apiece as our lads went on to win the League championship by the narrowest of margins to attain promotion to Step Four for the first time in the club’s history.   That margin after a full season was just two points with the third placed side fifteen points adrift!   Lynn went on to win the title and promotion to Step Four the following season.   On Saturday the visitors are to be Merthyr Town – another club that has had to reform in the twenty first century.   Last month there was a crisis at Merthyr when several Board Members and senior players quit the Club meaning that the first team had to be reformed around the development squad.   The immediate result was a 13-1 thrashing in their first match but since then they have drawn one and narrowly lost a second.   The desire to overcome the latest setback is being addressed and the club is gradually recovering but the aim this season looks like being the retention of their present status.   One factor to be addressed today by our lads is that in four meetings with our Welsh friends they have drawn one and won the other three       John Walker  
Saturday, 25 November 2017 21:08
 UPCOMING MATCH PREVIEW   Saturday sees us face new opposition for the first time as St Neots travel to Bishops Stortford who are in their first season in the Southern League following their relegation from the National League South at the end of last season.   They have had an indifferent start and are currently 19th in the table with two wins from nine home matches this season.   There are still searching for the right balance in their side with several comings and goings in their squad recently and they have had a difficult time in recent seasons playing for a spell in the National League North with a lengthy travelling commitment.   They made little impact in the National competitions this season with early exits from both the FA Cup and FA Trophy.They were also beaten in the first round 4-2 at Hitchin in the BIgFreeBet.com League Cup. This game should see the return of Kyran Wiltshire and Tom Wood to the squad and the inclusion, for the first time, Nabil Shariff and Lewis Irwin.   John Walker    
Saturday, 18 November 2017 20:16
  UPCOMING MATCH PREVIEW   No midweek match this week but on Saturday the Saints welcome Basingstoke Town to the Premier Plus Stadium for their next engagement in the Southern League.    It will be Basingstoke’s second visit to the Town having lost by the odd goal of three in their previous visit in February.   The Dragons as they are known were relegated from the former Conference Southern Division at the end of the 2015/16 season after twelve seasons at Step Two and struggled to establish themselves at the lower level last season finishing mid-table in twelfth position.  This season they have also failed to impress and are currently 16th in the table – three points and five places beneath their hosts.   However, they have had a very good record at home winning six of their nine League matches including a run of nine unbeaten home games in all competitions until last weekend when they lost to league leaders Kings Lynn.   Their record away is not so good with just one victory on the road in nine League trips and that came at the end of August when they thrashed luckless bottom of the table Gosport Brough by eight goals to nil.   Since then their solitary away point was earned at Kings Langley at the start of this month.   The seasons’ best for Basingstoke so far has come with two away victories over lower graded sides Fleet and Moneyfields that has put them in the third round of the BigFreeBet.com League Cup competition and a berth in the last sixteen.   The match at St Neots last year was memorable because Shane Hill making his debut for the home side scored his only goal in St Neots colours whilst their other goal came from Bradley Fortnum-Tomlinson and he only managed two goals in thirteen appearances for the Club.   This match is set to be the final one for striker Tom Meechan whose loan period comes to an end this weekend.       John Walker      
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