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
Monday, 19 November 2018 23:06
We can confirm this evening that Dion Sembie-Ferris has left St Neots Town FC for high flying Evostik League South Division One Central outfit Peterborough Sports. Manager Matt Clements said "Dion has been a good servant to the Club since his return early last season and established himself as a fans favourite and whilst we are disappointed that Dion has requested to leave, we wish him well as he seeks a new challenge". Please join us in thanking Dion for all his efforts whilst with The Saints and wish him well for his future
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 20:01
UPCOMING MATCHES PREVIEW After the disappointing exit from our second National competition last weekend it is back to our league programme and we are off to Worcestershire on Saturday for our first ever visit to Alvechurch.   Alvechurch were promoted from Step Four in the Evo-Stik League South at the end of last season via the end of season play-offs after finishing runners-up.   This season they have made an excellent start with a current fifth position in the table in the play-off zone.   Out of the FA Trophy in the first-round qualifying, last week they took full advantage with a narrow 2-1 away victory at Rushall Olympic.   They are newcomers to this level after some 15 years in the Midland Football Alliance and Midland Football League but this season they have already recorded home victories over St Ives, Needham Market and Redditch.   Historically they were briefly a Southern League club having gained entry into the Southern League for the 1978/79 season and at that time as the only true village club playing in the league they finished in a creditable third position. Next Tuesday sees the visit to the Town for the first time since 2003 of Needham Market.   It is to be another Southern League Premier Central fixture with our visitors one of a clutch of clubs transferred into the expanded Southern League this season.  Needham’s last visit was for an FA Vase First Round match which out lads won 3-1 with two goals from Steve Kuhne and the third from Ronnie Fortune.   We also met in the FA Vase five years later in Suffolk where our hosts beat us 4-3 in a real thriller with James Hall, Luigi Rocco and Ben Dyett scoring but with Manager Marvin Johnson observing ‘you cannot expect to win when you concede four goals!’   Needham will feature next Saturday in the third round qualifying of the FA Trophy where they have been given an away tie at Royston Town so at least the league is guaranteed one Divisional representative in the First-Round Proper next month.  At the time these notes were penned, Needham were thirteenth in the league table – just two points ahead of our lads.   John Walker
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 19:50
We have decided its safe enough to mention the C word! We will be launching our new Saints online shop in time for the Christmas rush, with a new range of merchandise and gifts (including replica shirts) plus online ticketing for matches and events and a whole host more.And watch this space as we will soon be selling merchandise from a base in St Neots town centre. The Saints and Santa are coming!
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 16:08
Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire Mind (CPSL Mind) was delighted to receive £325 from local football club, St Neots Town FC. The club raised the money by holding a raffle and bucket collection at a recent match against Coalville Town FC. Barry Cavilla, Chairman of the club said, “We are so pleased to support our local Mind as we know how important mental health is and about getting the right support when you need it.” Zoe Doherty, fundraiser for CPSL Mind commented, “We are really grateful to the fans for raising this money at such an important game for the club. The money raised will go towards helping local people in their recovery from mental health challenges. A huge thank you to the club and their supporters for this donation.”
Friday, 09 November 2018 11:24
UPCOMING MATCH PREVIEW It is back to Cup football on Saturday with the second visit to the town of Barwell for our Second Round Qualifying tie in the FA Trophy.   Barwell based in Leicestershire reached this stage of the competition with an extra time replay victory away at Coalville whilst our lads saw off the challenge of Matlock Town here on 27 October.   Barwell’s previous trip to the town was on 24 November 2012 when goals from Stefan Moore and Ben Mackey gave our lads a 2-2 Southern League draw.   Later in the season our return match was memorable – a 3-2 victory for us after leading 3-0 at one stage – with the result confirming our survival at Step Three and robbing Barwell of the chance of a play-off place.   The Canaries have an excellent record away from home this season last defeated on foreign soil almost three months ago at Coalville on 27th August.   Since then their three league defeats were all at home and they unbeaten in all competitions since 6th October when they lost at home in the league to Alvechurch.   Both of our teams were defeated in the Second Qualifying Round of the FA Trophy last season – our lads at home to Stourbridge and Barwell at home by lower graded Mildenhall Town.   For today’s winners the next round is scheduled for two weeks’ time – 24th November with the draw to be published on Monday.   Of course be shall be without full back Johnny Herd for this match as he sits out his one match suspension and Harry O’Malley will be unlikely to feature in the squad as he makes his recovery from injury.   John Walker
Monday, 05 November 2018 10:28
UPCOMING MATCH PREVIEW Tuesday evening football sees the first ever visit to the Premier Plus Stadium of Tamworth for a Southern League Premier Central tie.   It is a rearranged match postponed due to FA Cup involvement and it sees the return to the town of former St Neots Manager Dennis Greene.     He will have required no directions to get here for he was our Manager from 2nd February 2010 until 30th June 2012 taking over from Steve Lomas and going on to see his side win the United Counties League Premier Division Championship and the Southern League Central Division Championship in successive seasons.   Since then he has managed several clubs and spent some time scouting but earlier this season he took over at Tamworth.   Our Staffordshire visitors were relegated from the National League North at the end of last season and found themselves in the Southern League Central having previously won the Premier Division of that league to obtain promotion to Step Two in 2002/03.   Last Saturday Tamworth recorded a 2-0 home victory over Hitchin to go above our lads in the league table.   John Walker        
Friday, 02 November 2018 15:20
UPCOMING MATCH PREVIEW Cup football has to some extent monopolised the fixture list recently with eight of our last thirteen fixtures up to last Saturday being either in FA Cup or League Cup competition.   Now It is back to the league programme but on Saturday we come up against very familiar faces in the shape of Coalville whom we defeated inn the FA Cup after three and a half hours football and penalty kicks.   So we are back at Owen Street, Coalville this weekend less than a month after our FA Cup triumph.   Coalville could also have been our opponents in the FA Trophy third round qualifying in ten days’ time but last Tuesday they were beaten in extra time in a replay by Barwell whom we shall now host on Saturday week. The Ravens as they are known are based in Leicestershire and last season were members of the Northern League Premier Division where they finished 20th – well clear of the relegation zone.    In this season’s FA Cup competition, they had beaten Racing Club Warwick 2-1 at home in their first match before a replay victory over Buxton and their league position is very impressive – seventh in the table just six points behind leaders Kettering Town.   Away from home in the league this season they have beaten St Ives and Redditch, but they lost at Leiston.   Nine years ago after their whirlwind rise to elite non-professional football they had their ‘day in the sun’ in the FA Vase Final at Wembley when they finished up as runners-up to Whitley Bay but out of both FA Cup competitions there will be no return to Wembley this season.     John Walker        
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