Saturday, 18 May 2019 13:47
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  \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 07733 304549 Iain Parr at \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   We look forward to hearing from you................
Monday, 13 May 2019 16:02
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 and our social media platforms for all the details  
Sunday, 28 April 2019 08:21
We are very pleased to announce that SEAN GREYGOOSE and MATT JOSEPH will be working alongside Marc Abbott for the forthcoming 2019/20 season. Manager Marc Abbott has wasted no time in building his new management team for next season at Step 4 by securing the services of two very highly regarded coaches. SEAN GREYGOOSE will become Marc's ASSISTANT MANAGER. Having previously been assistant at Mildenhall and Haverhill Rovers and currently Assistant at Cambridge United Women, Sean will bring some more experience to the dugout. MATT JOSEPH, ex Arsenal youth, Cambridge United and Leyton Orient full back and currently employed by the Football Association, will become the new First Team Coach, bringing a wealth of knowledge which will be invaluable to our younger players. Please join us in welcoming both to St Neots Town FC and we hope your time with us will be enjoyable and successful. Further news will be released over the coming weeks......  
Tuesday, 23 April 2019 09:16
UPCOMING MATCH PREVIEW Saturday offers our supporters not only our final league game of the season but also the final game (at least for the time being) in the Southern League Premier Central Division.    It is fitting perhaps that the visitors are Halesowen Town who are accompanying us in relegation but making their first ever visit to the town   However, this is to be the third meeting of our two sides.   Earlier this season we travelled to Halesowen for our first league meeting and returned with a point and honours even from a 1-1 draw.   Claudio Ofosu was our scorer with one of only three goals he scored for us this season before seeking pastures new.   We had previously featured at the Halesowen ground five and a half seasons ago when we visited for a first round FA Trophy tie which we won 3-1 with goals from Dave Deeney, Jake Woolley and Ed Adjei but the real hero of that tie was goalkeeper Niall Conroy (who played against us for Godmanchester in our recent Huntingdonshire Senior Cup Final) who kept the home forwards at bay.   Along with Bedworth United we are the trio of teams facing relegation to Step Four next season, so this is by way of being a ‘relegation party’.   It is worth noting that our club records show that this will have been only be our second relegation in around 100 years of competitive football – the other being 37 years ago when we were relegated from the UCL Premier Division to Division One.  So, for both of today’s teams the only way is up and competition begins again in just over three months and of course we wish Halesowen the best of fortune in next season’s campaign.     John Walker      
Thursday, 18 April 2019 18:34
UPCOMING MATCHES PREVIEW Regardless of their precarious league position St Neots players and supporters have their traditional two match Easter programme to complete this weekend.   The Monday fixture is as usual a derby match and will be their final away trip but before then the Premier Plus Stadium will be fuller than usual on Saturday.   The visitors for the penultimate home fixture of the season are to be Kings Lynn Town and they are expected to bring a large following of supporters.   The atmosphere will be special for the visitors because last Saturday their side clinched their place in the end of season play offs.   However, that is not the final challenge this season, because in their remaining three matches they need mathematically to pick up three wins to ensure a home tie in their one-off semi-final play-off.   Lynn was relegated from Step Two ten years ago because their stadium did not reach Conference North requirements and then the club was wound up by the courts because of unpaid debts to HMRC.   The club was then relaunched at Step Five in the UCL Premier Division and won promotion to the Southern League in 2012/13.   Their aim now is toregain their Step Two status alongside champions Kettering for next season. Easter Monday’s short trip is to neighbours St Ives.   Their hosts are all set for their best-ever finish in the Southern League Premier Division and having won at St Neots on New Years’ Day they will be looking to record only their second league double over St Neots almost in living memory.   One thing for sure is to for the first time ever St Ives can legitimately claim that in the 2019/20 season they can proudly claim to be Huntingdonshire’s most senior team.   However, St Neots will travel hoping to repeat their Senior Cup semi-final victory at Westwood Road last February when goals from Dylan Williams and Nabil Shariff gave them a 2-0 victory.   John Walker      
Thursday, 11 April 2019 09:39
  HUNTINGDONSHIRE SENIOR CUP FINAL St Neots Town       0         Godmanchester Rovers        6 In the end it was a disappointing showpiece Senior Cup Final best described as men against boys. Godmanchester full of confidence and on a high chasing the runners-up spot in the Thurlow Nunn League for the third time, facing a depleted and out-of-sorts St Neots side, who were the trophy holders very low on both experience and confidence.   St Neots faced the loss of two of their most charismatic players – Dan Trendall to injury and Jordan Norville-Williams recalled by parent club Cambridge United – and they never really competed.   Joe Hood was also unavailable and into their places St Neots had no option but to draft in three of their Youth Cup winners Leon Fulianty, Jacob Joseph and Owen Dunnett.   The ‘visiting’ side smelled blood from the off and always were certain winners from as early as the fifth minute when they scored their first goal.   The St Neots defence was ragged and disorganised and the rampant visiting side were gifted several goals by elementary errors not really expected at this level of football.    Records will show that this was the second time in three years that St Neots have lost to Step Five opponents in this final – both times on their own pitch.  Ironically last season St Neots scored six goals themselves in beating Eynesbury Rovers in the final, but this was St Neots biggest Senior Cup defeat for 35 years having been beaten by Eynesbury Rovers 7-2 in 1983/84 season. Godmanchester got the perfect start when after five minutes a clever flick by Charlie Bowen set up Cavan King to hook the ball over St Neots 17 years old goalkeeper Michael McCormack.   They then lost Matty Allan to injury but undeterred they continued to dominate with Charlie Bowen adding a second goal firing through a packed defence after 18 minutes when Jack Chandler’s initial effort had been blocked.   St Neots had little to offer in the way of retaliation or resistance and when Buster Harradine joined the goals spree after 31 minutes when McCormack failed to gather a long clearance from his opposite number, the game was effectively over.   Jacob Joseph mis-kicked in front of goal to waste St Neots’ best chance seven minutes before the break and Godmanchester went straight to the other end where the irrepressible Buster Harradine scored from a narrow angle across the bemused McCormack.   In a defiant flourish just before half time Joe Sutton twice broke down the left to test Niall Conroy in the Rovers goal and Stevan Shaw combined well with Prince Mutswunguma but could not find a telling final shot. In a bid to regain some credibility St Neots sent on two further Youth players after the break but it was Godmanchester substitute Tom Spark who broke to almost further increase the lead, but his shot rebounded from the foot of a post.   The momentum seemed to drop with Godmanchester seemingly happy with their first half efforts but after Joe Rider had headed narrowly wide for St Neots a Harradine corner after 71 minutes created confusion in the box and Austin Diaper added his name to the score sheet.    It was then only left for Buster Harradine almost inevitably to complete his hat trick ten minutes from time whilst St Neots best effort was a Ben Bradley shot that failed to bother Conroy.   Injuries to McCormack held up the flow of play and the game fizzled out with Godmanchester delighted to earn ownership of the County Senior trophy for the first time since 2014.   For the record it was the first time in living memory that St Neots fielded a side, none of whom had played in the Senior Cup until this season. St Neots Town:  McCormack, Shaw, Fulianty, Miles, Hughes, Dunnett, Joseph, Rhiney, Mutswunguma, Bradley, Sutton Subs: Clarke (for Shaw 46 mins), Rider (for Rhiney 46 mins), Trendall and Abbott. Cards:  Bradley (Y – 28 mins), Mutswunguma (Y – 59 mins) Goals: none   Godmanchester Rovers:  Conroy, King (R), Brown,Unwin, Bowen, King (C), Allan, Diaper, Harradine,      Hyem (M), Chandler  Subs:  Spark (for Allan 17 mins), Munro (for Diaper 79 mins), Bull (for Harradine 87 mins), Hyem (C) and Walker. Cards:  Hyem (M) (Y – 45+3 mins), Diaper (Y – 59 mins) Goals:  Harradine 3 (31,38 and 80 mins), King (C), Bowen and Diaper   Referee:  Josh Crofts   Attendance:       259 John Walker    
Tuesday, 09 April 2019 09:22
UPCOMING MATCHES PREVIEW As the season draws to a close St Neots has two more vitally important matches this week. On Wednesday evening, we face neighbours Godmanchester Rovers in the final of the Huntingdonshire Senior Challenge Cup, here at the Premier Plus Stadium. Having lifted the trophy last season, we start as theoretical favourites with a two steps advantage in our league status. However almost all our team members will making their Senior Cup debut whereas Godmanchester are an experienced outfit having only just missed out on the Thurlow Nunn championship this season. A glance at the records shows that Rovers last lifted the trophy four seasons ago beating Yaxley at Huntingdon and they will regard winning this Cup Final as compensation for one of their best-ever league campaigns. It will be a reunion for their players Micky Hyem and Tom Spark who recently were members of the St Neots Southern League side. Then on Saturday to keep our lingering hopes of Step Three status alive, we travel to Rushall Olympic, where a repeat performance of last Saturday’s victory at Hitchin is required. It will be our first ever league appearance at that venue and earlier this season Rushall visited the Premier Plus Stadium winning a tightly fought match by a goal to nil. Rushall are currently tenth in the league table, unable to make the play-offs this season but it will be a big ask for our youngsters to carve out the victory required. However, if they can muster the determination and commitment displayed last Saturday anything may be possible. John Walker        
Monday, 01 April 2019 15:07
  Cambridge United WFC and Development squad move to The Premier Plus Stadium and the GESS 3G Arena.   St Neots Town FC Board: “We are very excited to announce that  Cambridge United WFC and Cambridge United WFC Development squad will call The Premier Plus Stadium and The GESS 3G Arena home from the 2019-2020 season going forwards. We'd like to go on record and thank Cambridge United WFC for giving us the opportunity to work closely with them. Having explored a number of potential avenues to bring girls and women's football to the home of St Neots Town Football Club, this partnership constitutes a fantastic opportunity for both parties and undoubtedly opens up a clear pathway for our expanding Mixed Academy and Girls Scholarship programme." Cambridge United WFC Committee:  "All of us at Cambridge United Women’s FC are absolutely delighted with this new partnership with St Neots Town FC. This opportunity will not only provide us with a central hub for both squads, but also gives us access to a football stadium with some of the best facilities in the County. Both St Neots Town FC  and ourselves strongly believe this partnership will serve to form strong links with their already fantastic girls set up, providing a clear pathway into the Women’s team. This partnership can only bring good things in terms of development, inclusiveness and growth of the women’s game. We look forward to the exciting new season  ahead "   Cambridge United WFC currently play in the FA Womens’ National League Division One with games taking place on a Sunday afternoon and recently won the Cambridgeshire Football Association Invitation Cup, beating Cambridge City Ladies in the final at the Abbey Stadium in front of a crowd in excess of 500. Our very own Sports Therapist, Kayleigh-Anne Burt is the U’s Club captain and ex Scholar, Mollie Coupar, is a regular in the First Team line up and yesterday scored a stunning hat-trick in the 4-2 win at Luton Town Ladies. Please join us in welcoming the ladies to their new home for next season.  
Wednesday, 27 March 2019 10:40
UPCOMING MATCH PREVIEW - BANBURY UNITED The midweek defeat by Coalville dealt a severe blow to St Neots’ hopes of a reprieve from relegation at the end of the season.   Now with just six matches left their task is to pick up six more points than Lowestoft Town in the end-of-season run in.  However, with one of those six opponents being third in the table Kings Lynn and two others away at high-flying Rushall Olympic and neighbours St Ives their task is looking increasingly more difficult.    The two matches that might offer a better chance of picking up points are their final match of the season when Halesowen visit, currently three points beneath them in the relegation zone and this coming Saturday when Banbury United are visitors to the Premier Plus Stadium.   Banbury are currently nine points but only three places ahead of Mark Abbott’s side and have only won once in their last nine league matches – at home to Needham Market.   They were rocked by a recent four points deduction after playing an illegible player in two league matches and in the first meeting of the two sides in September, St Neots ran our 3-1 winners with goals from Nabil Shariff (2) and Dylan Williams.   Banbury have been notable for their inconsistency in recent seasons for they were relegated from the Premier Division at the end of the 2014/15 season yet bounced back the following year from Step Four to finish just one place away from an end of season play-off for promotion to Step Two.   A glance at the records shows that Banbury have only once won at St Neots in five visits and last season St Neots won 3-0 with goals from Nabil Shariff, Dylan Williams and Jordan Norville-Williams.   John Walker
Thursday, 21 March 2019 15:47
UPCOMING MATCHES PREVIEW Next up for St Neots is a busy period with two matches in four days.   With only eight matches left every point available is vital if relegation at the end of the season is to be avoided.   Three of those eight opponents are still very much in the promotion/play off chase and the next two are two of that eight.   First up on Saturday Marc and his side must visit league leaders and firm promotion favourites Kettering Town.   Currently eight points ahead at the top of the table the Poppies have been in the top two all season although they do lack the consistency they would like, with two surprising defeats in their last three matches at home at home to Coalville and away at Biggleswade.   Prior to the Coalville defeat they had reeled off seven consecutive victories and were looking impregnable.   In four visits to Burton Latimer where the Poppies play, St Neots’ have not recorded a victory although two of the meetings have ended in draws.    Earlier this season at the Premier Plus Stadium Kettering recorded a comfortable 3-0 victory and the only St Neots’ victory in nine meetings came at home in the sides’ first Southern League meeting in 2013 when goals from Lewis Hilliard, Adrian Sear, Ryan Auger and Kyle Asante gave the home side a 4-3 win. Next Tuesday another of the promotion hopefuls – Coalville Town – visit St Neots for a rearranged match – the original date cancelled out by a waterlogged pitch.   After last weekend Coalville were eighth in the table three points shy of a play-off place but with three matches in hand.   In the league meeting at Coalville in November a Dion Sembie-Ferris goal saw St Neots leading for almost half an hour before conceding a late goal and a share of the points.   That match was regrettably marred in time added on at the end of the ninety minutes, when the Referee, Jamie O’Connor from Bolsover, totally lost control following a rather innocuous foul.   He ended up issuing four yellow cards in that unsavoury ending – one a second yellow which became a red, and another when he brandished the red card again only to rescind it after being corrected by an Assistant Referee.   It was a great shame because it had been a very good contest between two well-matched sides and on the balance of play a draw was a fair outcome.      On Tuesday this week there was a very significant result as Lowestoft defeated Halesowen 5-1 in a rearranged league match.   That result lifted the Norfolk side five points ahead of St Neots, who because of an inferior goal difference need two victories to overhaul them. So if you fancy having a flutter on us on our next match, BetVictor have given us 13/2 football odds to win at Kettering Town on Saturday or 4/1 for the draw. Please Gamble responsibly. Club officials and players are not permitted to bet on any football matches.     John Walker        
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