Thursday, 19 March 2020 16:15
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
Thursday, 30 January 2020 11:16
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  
Thursday, 09 January 2020 20:24
As part of our new partnership with Cambridge United, we a delighted to welcome four new loan signings this evening. Goalkeeper FINLAY IRON, defender TOM DICKENS, midfielder LEWIS SIMPER and striker JOE NEAL all arrive at the Premier Plus Stadium and subject to the relevant paperwork being completed in time, will all be available for Saturday's visit of Bedworth United.   Please join us in welcoming the lads to the Club and we hope their time with us going forward is both enjoyable and rewarding for both parties.
Monday, 06 January 2020 14:52
St Neots Town Football Club would like to confirm that Barry Corr has today been named the New First Team Manager and he will his role with immediate effect. Iain Parr - Director (St Neots Town Football Club) commented as follows: "We are delighted to announce Barry Corr as our new 1st team manager. Barry will work closely with our current coaching staff - Sean Greygoose, Matty Joseph and Gary Dean and will have support behind the scenes from DOF Matt Clements.  We have always had a strong relationship with Cambridge United and the new partnership will see us add strength and depth to the club both on and off the pitch".   Below is the press release issued by Cambridge United today:   BARRY CORR APPOINTED ST NEOTS TOWN FC MANAGER AS CAMBRIDGE UNITED ANNOUNCE NEW STRATEGIC COLLABORATION Cambridge United can today confirm that Barry Corr has joined St Neots Town as First Team Manager, as part of a new strategic collaboration between both Football Clubs. Corr takes the helm at the Premier Plus Stadium with immediate effect whilst also continuing in his position as Development Coach at Cambridge United, where he remains responsible for managing the transition of the Club’s young professionals from youth team to senior football. The appointment therefore marks what Cambridge United hopes is the beginning of a long term strategic partnership between the two Clubs, with Barry set to combine his roles for the benefit of both parties, and enabling young players progressing from the Club's Academy to benefit from an additional pathway of gaining crucial experience of men's football. St Neots Town also gain the expertise and vast footballing experience that Barry himself will bring to the position, having played over 300 professional games through his playing career and also attained his UEFA A Licence and coaching qualifications in recent years. Barry will be assisted by the existing St Neots Town coaching staff and the link will be closely overseen by Cambridge United Head of Football Ben Strang. Strang commented: “We have observed a similar model between Colchester United and Maldon & Tiptree, and think that there is significant value to both clubs of working together. This link provides a further developmental pathway for our young players and exposes them to a senior football environment, with direction from Cambridge United.” St Neots Town FC MD Lee Kearns added: “This presents a fantastic opportunity to work closer with Cambridge United and in particular Barry and Ben. St Neots Town FC view this as a long term project that will undoubtedly have huge benefits to both clubs." Four Cambridge United young professionals will be joining St Neots on loan in the coming days and will be announced in due course.    Please join us in welcoming Barry to St Neots Town Football Club and we look forward to seeing the benefits of what could be a great tie-up between both clubs.  
Saturday, 04 January 2020 20:45
SOUTHERN LEAGUE DIVISION ONE CENTRAL Yaxley        3           St Neots Town        2                 Yaxley’s Christmas came a few days late as the visiting St Neots’ defence needlessly gifted them two first half goals and then added the bonus of a carelessly conceded penalty just before the hour.   It was totally unexplained how a side that had picked up six points in their two holiday matches could just three days later produce such an inept performance.   Yaxley had themselves been struggling with just on win in their last seven outings but they dominated the match for the first hour against a visiting side that had little method or challenge.   Beaten to almost all second balls and outmuscled in the tackles, St Neots were a pale shadow of their previous two performances, despite there being only one team change from the New Year’s Day thumping victory over Kempston.   That one change saw the predictable return of regular keeper James Philp to replace U18 custodian Jake Crosby, but the remaining line-up was unchanged.   However, the confidence had drained away and St Neots were a side without belief or ideas.   Then in an amazing turnaround having been reduced to ten men, with substitute Lee Watkins picking up a straight red card after a fourteen minutes substitute appearance, they roared back in the final fifteen minutes to score twice and lay siege to the Yaxley goal.   The final twist in the tale was in added time as defender Tom Boxer picked up his second yellow card to join Watkins in an early bath and both will face suspensions in the important January fixtures. Neither side began well with little positive play in the first quarter of an hour except a booking for home defender Dalton Bettles for upending Joe Sutton.   Then a very naive display of defending gifted the first goal as Liam Hook lifted a 50 yards cross field ball over the St Neots defence to home skipper Dan Cotton in acres of space.   He skipped past flat-footed defender Stevan Shaw and beat James Philp with a low shot inside his near post that the keeper could only help into the net.   This buoyed Yaxley and in the next ten minutes both former St Neots player Sam Bennett and Cotton were left with time and space, but both directed their efforts over the cross bar.   St Neots had not managed a single shot on goal when after 23 minutes the host side doubled their lead.   It was another goal that should never have been conceded as Joe Butterworth floated in an inswinging corner that Philp totally misjudged, and the ball went over his head to the far post where the unmarked Dalton Bettles headed joyfully home.   Sam Gomersall tried to get St Neots moving but he lacked support when the ball was in the Yaxley half and the closest St Neots came to reduce the arrears was from a 37th minute Aaron Smith corner that was only cleared as far as Tom Boxer whose lob was mishandled by home keeper Aaron Butcher but a defender came to his aid to clear. The second half saw an early lengthy effort by Aaron Smith comfortably saved but St Neots clearly had to up their game, so Manager Matt Clements made a positive move replacing defensive midfielder Johnny Butler with Lee Watkins to adopt a more attacking approach.   However, within three minutes of the change Tom Boxer clumsily brought down Dan Jarvis in the penalty area and from the spot home skipper Dan Cotton stoked the ball home for his second goal of the match and a 3-0 advantage for his side.   Sadly, Watkins’ period on the pitch lasted just fourteen minutes before a misjudged tackle earned him a sending off and reduced St Neots to ten men.   The final fifteen minutes saw the match turned on its head.   After 78 minutes St Neots pulled a goal back as from a Smith corner, Panny Boxer forced home from close range, and this sent the home defence into a panic.   Then with four minutes left the lively Sam Gomarsall converted a cross from the left to make it 3-2.   St Neots maintained the pressure for the limited remaining time but a flurry of late yellow cards including the dismissal of Tom Boxer saw play sporadic, leaving Yaxley relieved to have taken full points despite the surrender of the early domination.   St Neots: Philp, Shaw, Smith, Butler, Goode, Boxer (T), Gomersal, Bell-Toxtle, Mutswunguma, Boxer (P), Sutton Subs:  Watkins (for Butler 53 mins), Foster (for Sutton 59 mins), Massaro, Clarke and O’Hara. Cards:  Watkins (RED 69 mins), Boxer (T) (RED – 2 x Y – 59 & 90+3 mins), Boxer (P) (Y – 85 mins), Shaw (Y – 90 mins) Goals:  Boxer (P) (77 mins), Gomersall (86 mins)   Yaxley:  Butcher, Duncliffe, Garner, Butterworth, Bettles, Salmon, Bennett, Hook, Earps, Cotton, Jarvis Subs:  N’Kala (for Earps 78 mins), Watson, Waumsley and Nolan Cards: Bettles (Y – 12 mins), Hook (Y – 90+1 mins) Goals:  Cotton 2 (15 & 59 mins), Bettles (23 mins)   Referee:  Mark Tinsley (Nottingham) Attendance:       175   John Walker  
Wednesday, 11 December 2019 18:39
Marc Abbott   It is with great regret that we have accepted the resignation of Marc Abbott as First Team manager with immediate effect. The Club would like to go on record and thank Marc for the time, energy and effort he has put into the Club and we wish him every success in the future.   Director of football, Matt Clements, will oversee Saturday's game versus Corby Town along with Sean Greygoose and Matt Joseph.  A further statement will be released once we have more information regarding the first team managers position moving forward.  
Wednesday, 04 December 2019 17:10
UPCOMING MATCH PREVIEW There was bad news for St Neots fans on Wednesday morning. Halesowen Town had limbered up for St Neots’ visit on Saturday by recording their biggest league victory on Tuesday evening – a 6-0 home victory over Bedford Town who were just a point below them at start of play. Halesowen now trail the two clubs above them by six and eight points respectively but have three matches in hand as bookies make them joint favourites for the automatic promotion place this season.Now they seek to win back a step three place after their relegation with St Neots last season. So Marc Abbott and his improving side face their toughest away test of the season on Saturday with their trip to the West Midlands. John Walker        
Tuesday, 26 November 2019 18:10
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        
Thursday, 14 November 2019 19:06
    UPCOMING MATCHES PREVIEW It does not get any easier for St Neots Town......   Their recent improvement has been reflected in far more impressive performances against sides above them in the table and have resulted in a deserved away draw at Biggleswade and two narrow single goal home defeats by Daventry and Aylesbury – matches they could well have won.  The net result of these improvements has yielded just one point from their last nine, and they have seen the gap in the table between themselves and the Clubs above them increase to five points. And so on to Saturday and a trip to Berkhamsted who just happen to be the current league leaders.   Promoted to Step Four in the Southern League from the Spartan South Midlands League in 2018 they finished sixth in their first season at that level, just three points shy of a play-off place.   However, they looked well placed to improve on that this season having won nine and drawn three of their twelve completed league matches this season and have only conceded six league goals. Marc Abbott’s team will go there looking for only their second league victory of the season but it may be a case of damage limitation given the hosts record.   John Walker          
Friday, 01 November 2019 14:26
It’s Four in and Two out as Marc Abbot strengthens his Saints squad We are pleased to announce that we have today captured the signatures of Jonny Butler, Lewis Foster, Ben Stokes and Rajan Badiani. JONNY BUTLER (27), needs no introduction to Saints fans, having spent time here under the reign of Matt Clements before joining Barton Rovers and Hertford Town. A Centre Half / Right Back who brings with him much needed experience at Steps 3 and 4 and joins us from Langford FC. LEWIS FOSTER (28), is a striker who has Step 3 experince with Arlesey Town when they were in the Southern League Premier Division and numbers Aylesbury United, Crawley Green, London Colney, Stotfold and after taking time out from the game, Joins us from Langford FC We would like to place on record our sincere thanks to Langford FC for allowing us to complete the transfers of both players in such a smooth manner. Our third signing is BEN STOKES (21), a dynamic midfielder who has turned out for Carlton Town and Coalville Town, again plying his trade at Steps 3 and 4. Our final signing of the day is youngster RAJAN BADIANI, who joins us from AFC Rushden and Diamonds, where he has been part of their Elite squad, winning Manager’s Player of the Year last season and has captained the team this season.  Please join us in welcoming all four lads to St Neots Town FC and we hope your time with us is both rewarding and enjoyable. At the same time we can confirm that both Mikey Davis and Daniel Olusemo have both departed the club after just a couple of appearances each, with the former returning to Cambridge City.
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