Sunday, 20 January 2019 12:54
UPCOMING MATCH PREVIEW St Neots now face another critical weekend as they travel to Needham Market for their next Southern League engagement and the host side will be eagerly looking to complete a convincing league double.   Back in November the Suffolk side visited St Neots and returned back down the A14 with a 4-0 victory to their credit – their best away win of the season.   Last Saturday Needham began their away match at Stratford in a play off position but with places in that top half of the table changing with each sequence of fixtures they now find themselves after a 3-1 reversal in a cluster of sides just outside the play off zone.   This is to be St Neots third trip to Needham –the previous ones being in the FA Vase competition in 2003 and 2008.   The 2003 visit was a First Round match in the competition in a season that saw one of the best runs in that competition for St Neots.  Needham were our second of our victims of that campaign having defeated local rivals Somersham Town in a Preliminary Round.   From the Needham victory (our goal scorers Steve Kuhne (2) and Ronnie Fortune) we went on to defeat Beaconsfield SYCOB on penalty kicks in a replay, and Thamesmead Town at home before losing in the fourth round to Keynsham at Bristol.   However four years later Needham went two rounds further than us before losing in the semi-final of the FA Vase to their fellow Eastern Counties League colleagues Kirkham and Wesham.   We met again in the FA Vase in 2008 at Needham Market where we were beaten 4-3.   Since then Needham lifted the ECL championship in 2009/10 to earn promotion to Step Four where they contested the play-offs in three successive seasons before winning their place at Step Three.   That was in the Isthmian pyramid, but the latest reorganisation has placed then in the Southern League Central.   John Walker        
Sunday, 13 January 2019 12:48
UPCOMING MATCHES PREVIEW St Neots now face a critical week with two matches that could well shape the rest of the season.   On Tuesday it is the semi-final of the Huntingdonshire Senior Cup – a trophy that the club lifted last season with a thumping 6-1 victory over town rivals Eynesbury Rovers who had been the holders the previous season.   Their opponents who have home advantage will be Yaxley – this season celebrating their first ever season at Step Four of the pyramid in the Southern League Division One Central.   They have made a good start presently sitting half way up the table with much the same squad as won their promotion from the UCL.   The last time our two clubs met was in the Senior Cup three seasons ago – a quarter final tie won by our lads 6-1 with Tom Meechan, Adam Tann, Luis Vieira, Claudio Ofosu, Tom Ward and Isaac Galliford our goal scorers.   Unsurprisingly we have no survivors from that team in our squad today.   Yaxley last lifted the Senior Cup in 2007/08 beating St Ives in a penalty shoot out but have been beaten finalist twice since then. On Saturday Alvechurch visit the Premier Plus Stadium for a return league fixture – the two sides having played in Worcestershire in November when the home side won by the odd goal in five.   That was an entertaining match with St Neots coming from behind to 1-1 thanks to a rare Tom Wood goal, before Gary Wharton scored just before the break to make it 2-1.   However, Alvechurch levelled in the second minute after the break and went on to score a winning goal.   The Worcestershire club are having an outstanding first season at Step three currently one of five clubs on 39 points vying for the fifth play off position in the table and last week they recoded their fifth home league victory of the season with a 1-0 win over struggling Halesowen Town.   John Walker        
Sunday, 13 January 2019 12:33
We are very sad to receive the news that ex player, ALAN BAREHAM, passed away suddenly yesterday Alan was captain of our very successful youth team in the late 1970’s/early 1980’s and went on play 184 first team matches between 6th February 1982 (v Timken Duston (H)) and May 1988 when his final match for the club was the famous Hinchingbrooke Cup victory over Langford at Eynesbury Rovers – our final match before mothballing the club. A popular guy, who, in recent times still supported the club at first team and veteran matches, will be missed by the many who had the pleasure of knowing him. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this  very sad time. RIP  
Sunday, 06 January 2019 11:53
UPCOMING MATCHES PREVIEW   So now it is swiftly on to a rarity in Southern League terms – a back to back meeting home and away with the same team.   The team involved is Leiston and Tuesday will be the first meeting of the two sides since the 11th September 2010 when we travelled to Leiston for a First Round Qualifying FA Cup match that was won by our hosts by three goals to two.   It was an incident packed encounter with Leiston reduced to ten men before the break.   St Neots led twice but the ten men came back to score a late winning goal to proceed in the competition.    Leiston have been part of the Bostik Isthmian League since winning their way up to Step Four via the championship of the Eastern Counties League in the 2010/11 season – one year before we joined the Southern League.   Like us their impetus was maintained to achieve Step Three status just twelve months after their elevation.   At the time these notes were penned, Leiston were eleventh in the table having won nine of their twenty-three completed matches and drawn seven more.   Their away record shows victories at St Ives, Royston and Kettering (the first defeat of the season for the league leaders) so they do appear to travel well this season.   Last season they finished fifth in the Isthmian Premier Division to feature in the play-offs where they lost by a goal to nil to league runners-up Dulwich Hamlet.   In the past twenty years their trophy cabinet has been full, as in quick succession they lifted the Eastern Counties League championship, the Ryman League Division One North title and the East Anglian Cup so success has been a regular feature of their history.    Now in company with two other East Anglian sides who have transferred from the Isthmian Premier League across the pyramid they find themselves travelling westwards for their league programme as opposed to south.       John Walker                  
Monday, 31 December 2018 12:31
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Sunday, 30 December 2018 15:05
UPCOMING MATCHES PREVIEW After their hectic finale to 2018 and three home matches to kick off 2019 which featured no fewer than six matches in 19 days (not to mention the Christmas and New Year festivities), we return to something approaching normality as the rest of January challenges Matt Clements’ squad with just two games per week – including a local Cup tie in the middle of the month.   Despite the fact that the side kicks off in 2019 far closer to the wrong end of the table than he would wish, Clements is very upbeat about the immediate future saying ‘they say you don’t often get the rub of the green when you are struggling and that’s something we have found.  However I am sure that my players are doing their very best to get us out of the position we are in and hopefully it is time for our luck to change’.   So with three successive home ties to come in the first eight days of 2019 expectations are high. It starts with a derby tie as high-flying St Ives visit the Premier Plus Stadium on New Years day followed by another local clash on Saturday 5th when Royston Town are the visitors.   To complete the treble Suffolk side Leiston arrive in town on Tuesday 8th for a rearranged fixture.   The St Ives visit is only the third league meeting at home at Step Three since St Ives elevation to this level, and so far, each side has one victory to their credit.   Two years ago St Neots experienced complete capitulation as the visitors won 4-0 but last year it finished 3-1 to St Neots with Nabil Shariff, David Bridges and Jordan Norville-Williams the home marksmen.   The two of the former have departed for pastures new but Jordan is now back on loan in the squad. This is to be only Royston’s second Southern League visit to the Premier Plus Stadium since their promotion to this level and the other was last season when St Neots won 3-1 and Leiston will be making their first league visit to the town.   However they did win the first league meeting of the two sides this season back in October.   John Walker
Friday, 21 December 2018 17:39
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Monday, 17 December 2018 12:12
UPCOMING MATCHES PREVIEW Having had a second free Saturday this season last weekend, St Neots now look forward to their pre-Christmas arrangements.   On Tuesday they have the first of their rearranged league matches with a trip to Leicestershire to play Barwell.   The two sides met last month at the Premier Plus Stadium in the second qualifying round of the FA Trophy when a single second half goal by the visitors ended St Neots ambition in National competition this season.   The original date for this match was two weeks after that defeat bur of course Barwell were involved in the following round of the Trophy and last weekend they were again in that competition away at Spennymoor Town of the National League North.   The last league meeting of the two sides was on 13th April 2013 when St Neots won 3-2 at Barwell with Ryan Auger (2) and Jack Werndley scoring the visitors’ goals.   After that Barwell were transferred sideways to the Northern League pyramid. On Saturday it is our popular Christmas Jumper Day (with prizes) and we entertain the in-form Stratford Town – one of only three other clubs from our league along with Barwell to feature in the third qualifying round of the FA Trophy.   Stratford had the stiffest test of the Southern League Central quartet, drawn away at National League side AFC Fylde who are some 54 places above them in the football pyramid.   St Neots travelled to Stratford on the opening day of the season narrowly beaten by a second half goal to nil.   Previous meeting of the two sides at the Premier Plus Stadium have seen three successive scoring draws prior to this season.   John Walker        
Sunday, 25 November 2018 10:34
Development Partnership Announcement St Neots Town FC and it's educational sister St Neots Learning and Sports Academy are delighted to announce that with immediate effect we will partnering up with The Football Education Academy to Identify recruit and develop post 16 year old footballers   Iain Parr Director of Football: "St Neots Town FC has without doubt the very best Post 16 Football Scholarship programme in the area. We offer Elite football, in partnership with Peterborough Utd, College Football, Teaching and Coaching, Personal Training qualifications and from 2019 we are expanding our sports options to include Cricket, Golf and Tennis. Our Educational Partners Longsands Academy have invested a huge amount of time and energy putting into place a programme of education that affords our scholars access to a full and comprehensive timetable that includes A level and Btec's. With a number of Students already recruited from Bedford we began to look at how we could expand our catchment area still further, we believe that by Partnering and working with Jack Cassidy and The Football Education Programme we will achieve this objective. St Neots Town FC and The Football Educational Programme will work together to recruit the very best post 16 year old footballs and offer a variety of scholarship options , educational pathways and training locations. We'd like to thank Jack Cassidy for giving us this opportunity and we look forward to a bright and productive partnership"   Jack Cassidy Founder and Owner of The Football Educational Programme: "I am delighted to be able to strengthen The Football Education Academy further by partnering with an ambitious football club who has shown a great commitment to youth development over recent years. The facilities and infrastructure both on and off the pitch allows for a longstanding relationship to benefit students both in the Bedfordshire and Huntingdonshire area. The Football Club shares our values and commitment to helping young players and students both on and off the pitch to enable them to become the best they can very be. We are excited and look forward to developing this partnership further over the coming years”   December Trial and Open Evening Information   Bedford Open Evening Venue: Lakeview Village Hall, Wixams, 164 Brooklands Avenue, Bedford, MK42 6BE Date : Wednesday 19th December Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm   Open Trials Venue: GESS 3G Arena St Neots Town FC, Rowley Park, Kester Way,St Neots, PE19 6SL Date: Friday 21st December Time: 10.30am arrival, KO 11am
Thursday, 22 November 2018 11:18
We are pleased to announce that our new Online Store and Ticketing Centre is now fully operational.Then, just click  If its Saints merchandise you are looking for, then look no further or maybe you want to pre-order tickets for First Team matches or sponsor a player? Simply click on the tab as shown in the picture to access this great new facility. All tickets to future Club Functions can also be purchased here too
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