Sunday, 10 August 2014 10:28
Southern League Premier Division   HEREFORD UNITED      0         ST NEOTS TOWN        2         Despite there being almost as many protesting Hereford fans outside the ground as those inside, the match attendance was the second highest in the league on the day but unfazed by the commotion around them St Neots served up a solid if rather unspectacular performance to pick up three points on the opening day of the season.  Hereford relegated two steps down from the Conference for financial irregularities were an unknown quantity but featured a mix of youth and experience and gave the visitors a fairly stern test.   The feature of the victory was that St Neots two second half substitutes each scored a goal to earn their victory for a side whose starting line up included just three new faces.   Injury and suspension had robbed the Manager of Ben Farrell and Drew Roberts so there is more to come as St Neots embark on their third season at Step Three.   The opening phase of the match was a little scrappy with neither side looking positive enough in the final third but St Neots dominated early possession without really looking positive enough to threaten the home defence.    A Lewis Hilliard shot was blocked and debutant striker Chris Dillon forced a reflex save from home keeper Luke Williams before sending a second effort wide.   At the other end Deqwon Eubanks saw a header comfortably gathered by Nathan Abbey and then Hilliard playing in a forward role alongside Dillon shot wide and then sent a far post header over the bar.   Defensively St Neots looked very sound although Bilal Yafai did get around Arthur Lee to set up Salvador Ramirez but his shot was well wide.   The competitive nature of the match saw bookings for Samuel Akinde (Hereford) and Dillon but St Neots best first half chance fell to Gavin Hoyte from a Lee corner but he headed the ball narrowly over the bar.   The lively Jay Davies twice shot over the bar but neither goalkeeper was really tested in a first half that was accurately reflected in the goalless score line at the break.   After their half time team talk St Neots immediately looked more positive and three minutes after the restart Hilliard had the ball in the net from a Davies through pass but was ruled marginally offside.   However a change shortly afterwards saw the introduction of Matt Nolan for Dillon and he energised the attack.   He set up Hilliard whose low shot was blocked by a defender and he then sent an angled shot that beat the keeper but passed just the wrong side of the far post.   However after 61 minutes he timed his run past the last defender to perfection to pick up a Jay Davies pass to shoot under the diving body of Williams to score St Neots first goal of the new league season.   It was no more than they deserved and it settled them down to produce some neat possession football although there were few clear chances created.   Then two minutes from time an inspired second substitution by St Neots sealed the result and all three points.   Nathan Frater came on for his quite sensational league debut to replace the tiring Hilliard and with his first touch he went past Joshua Oyibo and was brought down from behind.   The resultant penalty kick saw Jay Davies’ effort well parried by Williams but Frater was perfectly placed on the edge of the area to rap in the rebound to wrap up the two goals’ victory.   St Neots: Abbey, Spence, Lee, Spring, Frater (R), Hoyte, Davies, Ford, Dillon, Hilliard, Powell Subs: Nolan (for Dillon 49 mins), Frater (N) (for Hilliard 88 mins), Ferrari, Ivey-Ward and Greygoose. Cards: Dillon (Y – 39) Goals: Nolan (61 mins), Frater (N) (90+1 mins)   Hereford:  Williams, Knott, Roberts, O’Neill, Morrison, Gregory, Ramirez, Yafai, Eubanks, Akinde, Lewars. Subs: Oyibo (for Knott 49 mins), Gilroy (for Yafai 74 mins) Cards: Akinde (Y – 25), Ramirez (Y – 74), Morrison (Y – 79) Goals: none   Attendance: 568   Referee: Tom Harty (Wolverhampton)   John Walker
Saturday, 26 July 2014 20:33
The Club are delighted to announce the appointment of Chris Budd as our new First Team Physio . Chris is a trained sports rehabilitation therapist and has a comprehensive understanding of the body’s biomechanics and injuries.  He uses a variety of soft tissue techniques to suit the individual needs of his patients.  He can also provide strapping and taping techniques.  Chris has always been involved in sport, and as in the past worked with Peterborough United, Reading FC, Queens Park Rangers, London Welsh RUFC, London Irish Academy, The Norwegian Cricket Team and worked at the Gothia World Cup. He also enjoys playing rugby and cricket. Please join us in welcoming Chris to the Club.
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 12:52
Station car parking "its your choice"  Our new pay and display car park is now open to all commuters and the general public. Situated along side the Loves Farm station entrance the car park is only 2 minutes from the station. The car park has been very competitively priced at just £5-50p for a 24 hour stay (see conditions) That is a very big saving of £2-20p per day on standard day rate station parking. Just pay and display and thats it.      
Monday, 14 July 2014 14:44
IMPORTANT INFORMATION The car park that is situated outside of the main gates to the football club is now a pay and display car park Monday-Friday.   Weekends will be FREE parking. We have asked the school for permission to use their car park for the 10 or so games we may play on a Tuesday evening/Bank Holiday fixtures. Please beware it will be an offence to park in that car park without displaying a ticket from Monday through to Friday. Hopefully this will be a new stream of revenue for the club, and we apologise for any inconvenience to supporters.    
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 18:21
  A candid chat with the Chairman of St Neots Town FC Mike Kearns ahead of the forthcoming season. (Recorded on the 26th of June 2014) Video Link: Summertime Interview
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 14:40
  The forthcoming fixture posters / leaflets are now available to print off. You will find them in our "Download" section (bottom right hand corner") on the front page of the web site. We start off with all pre season fixtures.  Thank you to all supporters who suggested this idea., all is waiting for you to print off. Thank you all.
Monday, 30 June 2014 16:12
  St Neots Town Football Club are pleased to confirm that Cozy's Executive Coach Hire will continue to provide coach travel to away matches for our First Team Squad and our loyal travelling support for the forthcoming 2014/15 season. As part of this deal, Rowley Park will continue to be known as 'THE COZY STADIUM' for the 2014/15 season.   Click Here to access The Official Cozy's Website
Saturday, 07 June 2014 15:58
The usual end of season round up of goals that was shown during the presentation evening. A season of transition and success with two trophies to celebrate including the clubs highest honours with the Southern League Cup Trophy. There is some previously unreleased footage as well including a lovely volley by Jay from outside the box against Bedford. It's a long video so please take advantage of the 10min chapters that I've built in on YouTube. These chapters can be found at the start of the video as links but are also in the description of the video making navigation easy. Enjoy! Link: GOALS 2013/2014  
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 15:53
  SAINTS BEST PROGRAMME AWARD St Neots Town FC have been voted the best programme in the southern league premier division by an independent panel. We also came 6th best programme in Non League Football From National Conference down. In total there were over 800 clubs that were in the competition. Mike Kearns Our Chairman said. "It is very pleasing that all of the hard work by many people in the production of our match day programme has been recognised, however with everything we do we will aspire to have the very best programme in Non League football. We have already reviewed and look to improve on last seasons publication". A special thank you to all involved and especially The following, Mark Davies,  Design and origination. Claire Howes, photography. John Walker, match reports and action replay Ade Roberts, The Beautiful Game. Mike Green, Greenies Greetings and Statistics. The Non league Paper, for great articles. Tony Smith and all at XL Press, for great printing. And of course to all those who read the match day programme. Many Thanks to you all.     
Monday, 19 May 2014 16:23
TOP STADIUMS IN THE WORLD  6. Allianz Arena (Munich)   Tenants: Bayern Munich, 1860 Munich Opened: 2005 Capacity: 71,437 Notable fixtures: 2012 Champions League final The beautifully designed Allianz Arena is home to both Munich-based football teams: Bayern Munich and 1860 Munich. It is the only stadium across the Europe that is able to change colours to reflect which of the two teams are playing—red for Bayern and blue for 1860 Munich. The stadium has been a huge hit with both sets of fans thanks to the fans being closer to the pitch—something that caused an issue at the previous site, the Olympiastadion, which had a running track around the pitch that made for a rather poor atmosphere. The relatively new Allianz Arena will surely make a name for itself as one of the greatest stadiums in world football for years to come.   5. The Maracana (Rio de Janeiro) Tenants: the Brazilian national football team Opened: 1950 Capacity: 78,838 Notable fixtures: 1950 and 2014 World Cup finals, 2016 Olympic Games football final The Maracana is one of the most notable stadiums in world football, situated in one of the most beautiful cities throughout the world. The stadium hosted the 1950 decisive World Cup group-stage match (there was no final that year) between Brazil and Uruguay that saw a staggering capacity of 199,854. Although the hosts tasted bitter defeat, the match will go down as one of the classics in the game's history.