Friday, 21 July 2017 20:47
St Neots Town Reserves missed promotion in their first season within the Spartan South Midlands League Division Two by two points. However, this morning our Club Secretary received an official offer of promotion from the SSML Committee into Division One, as ‘New Bradwell St Peter’ were unable to fulfil their promotion place. This great news is a significant achievement for all involved at our Club. Now with the advance to step 6 in the football pyramid, we will be playing in a floodlit facility league, hosting Saturday (3:00pm Kick-offs) and Tuesday evening football. In closing the league gap between first and reserve team levels, we offer a tighter development path for players through into the first team step 3 route. In addition, the new division one geography scope is closer than division two, resulting in an increase in games against local teams (5), which should drive attendance numbers both home and away. We would like to highlight the significant efforts of both playing staff and management team on this great achievement at the first attempt. To establish a new team within a new league organisation and gain promotion was testament to the efforts of everyone aligned to the reserves setup, well deserved. Particular thanks go out to the Management Team of Mark Oakley, Alex Bishop, Mark Gearing, Craig Lambert, Luke Bagnall, Paul Dodson, Daniel Dodson, Stephen Cooke, Marian Izzard, Louise Spark and Gary Wilson for running a very slick team… Jeremy Green - Club Director, was delighted with the news and said “Great work, our short term goals have been achieved very quickly, now let’s push onto the next phase, more hard work to go”.
Thursday, 22 September 2016 18:25
  Zachary's Family Fundraising day Admission costs : Pay what you want on the Gate   Saturday 15th October 2016. Turnstiles Open:  12:00 pm   Zachary's Family Fundraising Day will be held at St Neots Town FC during the clubs first team match against Cinderford Town FC. The aim of the day is to help Sam and Liam raise as much money  as possible to  help Zachary reach his  £50,000 target  The funds raised would pay for the selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) procedure along with intense aftercare. SDR is a procedure designed for cerebral palsy sufferers. SDR is a neurological procedure that improves function mobility and reduces spasticity.  The club have decided to support  Zachary by making this game a "Pay What You want" on the gate with half the gate money collected being donated to Zachary's fund. The Gregory suite will be open with cake stools, Kids face painting and lots more all designed to help raise as much money as possible. There will also be Matchday entertainment in the form of a £20 crossbar challenge at half time with 10 lucky people able to walk out into the middle of the pitch and probably make a fool of themselves all in a great cause. We are also looking for a Matchday Sponsor with all proceeds from this again being donated to Zachary's Fund. ( \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )    Please come along and support Zachary's Fundraising day and help Sam, Liam and the Football club raise as much money as possible and take in a first team game as well !!    Remember........... It's pay what you want on the turnstiles.  
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 15:15
  Spartan South Midlands League Division Two ST NEOTS RESERVES       7       CLEAN SLATE       2 St Neots Reserves maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a very convincing victory over their Milton Keynes visitors.   The match was a personal milestone for teenage striker Jordan Brown who came away with five goals and two assists from a magnificent personal performance.   It was however, not exclusively a one man show because the victory came as a result of a good all-round team performance against a spirited visiting side who looked well in the match until the final half hour when they visibly ran out of steam.   Clean Slate made the brighter start creating two good early chances when after five minutes a shot by Azeez Ayoola beat the home keeper but rebounded from the bar and a minute later when a well-placed free kick by Kenna Victors brought the best out of Scott Stanford at the expense of a corner.   Jordan Brown then set up Micky Hyem who dragged his shot wide but St Neots were back in the match and after 13 minutes a sweetly created opening saw Ollie Reynolds and Jordan Brown combine to set up Josh Maltby for a sharp finish and the first goal.  Thirty seconds later the visitors levelled as their most impressive player Kenna Victors scored from close range.   St Neots regained the lead after 27 minutes when an accurate Jordan Brown cross set up Micky Hyem who beat the keeper with a smart volley.   Back came the visitors after 36 minutes with their second goal when a David Zinia free kick was not cleared and Eamon Dalia was on hand to net.   However, three minutes before the break Jordan Brown restored St Neots lead with a cross- cum-shot that flew over the keepers’ head. Just past the hour mark Clean Slate seemed to flag and picked up several yellow cards as their frustrations showed through.  Maltby was denied a second goal by the cross bar and on the hour he was brought down in the penalty area and Jordan Brown rapped home the spot kick to make in 4-2.   Six minutes later Brown completed his hat trick with the pick of his goals rounding defender and keeper to tap home and that set the standard for the last twenty minutes with St Neots looking like scoring from every attack.   With five minutes’ left Brown made it 6-2 following up after his first shot was blocked by the keepers’ legs and he rounded it all off three minutes from time with his fifth goal.   Reserves: Stanford, Reynolds, Ashby, Pelling, Partridge, Fitzgerald, Gillespie, Hyem, Jordan Brown, Maltby, Spark Subs: Butt (for Pelling 46), Stevens (for Ashby 68), Swain (for Spark 72), Humphrey and Jack Brown. Cards: Fitzgerald (Y – 68) Goals: Brown 5 (42 mins, 60 mins, 66 mins, 85 mins, 87 mins), Maltby (13 mins), Hyem (27 mins)   Referee: Tom Cartwright (Letchworth)   John Walker   Management MOM: JORDAN BROWN Players' MOM: JORDAN BROWN  
Saturday, 20 August 2016 20:10
      Spartan South Midlands League Division Two   ST NEOTS RESERVES       6       GRENDON RANGERS       0   After just two weeks of their first season in Division Two of the South Midlands League St Neots Reserves sit proudly on top of the league table after their latest victory over Grendon Rangers.   After a slow start they were clinical in much of their finishing and the final score line reflects the one-way nature of the contest.   Playing against the wind in the first half St Neots struggled to find a rhythm after Anthony Brolia’s early effort had been pushed over the bar by the visiting goalkeeper.  However, their opponents threatened little apart from a Nathan Perna shot punched clear by Scott Stanford.  Then after half an hour the match came to life as St Neots hit three goals in a seven minutes’ spell before the break.   The first after 32 minutes was a solo effort by Ollie Reynolds who cut inside his marker to fire a shot beyond the desperate dive of Jason Flowers.   Five minutes later Josh Maltby left his marker for dead but saw his shot parried but only as far as Nathan Gillespie who had a simple tap-in finish.   Flowers then made a fine full length save to deny the lively Maltby but the St Neots striker was not to be denied and in the next attack he rapped home from the edge of the penalty area.   Just before the break St Neots lost Anthony Brolia injury in a late challenge and he was replaced by Shae Humphrey. It took just 27 seconds after the break for St Neots to increase their lead as Ollie Reynolds scored his second goal of the match ghosting down the right flank to beat the keeper with a shot that crept in just inside the far post.   Maltby then had a shot deflected with the keeper beaten but from the resultant corner it was 5-0 as Humphrey’s deep cross found Kev Ashby unmarked at the far post and his low volley caught the keeper unsighted.   Grendon’s best chance of a consolation goal came after 65 minutes when St Neots conceded a free kick on the edge of their penalty area but the shot from Joe Wallis sailed harmlessly over the bar.   Six minutes later substitute Shae Humphrey completed the rout with a fine finish from twelve yards.   Another substitute Jake Smith was only denied a seventh goal by the woodwork.   Reserves: Stanford, Reynolds, Ashby, Piette, Partridge, Fitzgerald, Pelling, Brolia, Maltby, Taylor, Gillespie  Subs: Humphrey (for Brolia 45), Smith (for Taylor (61), Swain (for Pelling 84), Walsh and Stevens. Cards: none Goals: Reynolds 2 (32 and 46 mins), Gillespie (37 mins), Maltby (39 mins), Ashby (53 mins), Humphrey (71 mins)   Referee: Chris Cartwright (Letchworth)   John Walker  
Friday, 19 August 2016 20:25
  Tuesday 16th August 2016 St Neots Town Reserves vs New Bradwell St Peter Final Score 3-1 After the disappointment of dropping 2 points on Saturday, Gearsy & Bish were looking for a reaction from the boys making several changes against promotion favourites New Bradwell St Peters who had finished 9th in Division one the previous season, only to be relegated due to facilities not meeting requirements.  The team started brightly and took the game to New Bradwell moving the ball around well, as the teams transferred possession both looking to probe killer ball without success. It was St Neots Town who created 1st chance with Jamie Osborne racing clear only to see his powerful shot fly over the bar and out the ground. St Neots continued to press and 'skipper' Luke Partridge will be kicking himself on how he didn't put St Neots 1 up as he had time and space when found from a free kick, only to head straight into keepers arms. Half chances came and went and at half time the score remained 0-0, although St Neots Town reserves will feel they deserved to be leading after being the better team. Second half kicked off and it was New Bradwell who started the better and forced St Neots back, the St Neots defence absorbed the pressure & re-established themselves back in the game. On 60 minutes St Neots started to ring the changes with Ant Brolia and Josh Maltby coming on for Shae Humpreys and Luke Taylor, both players from St Neots Town scholarship programme. It was around the 68th minute after pressure in the New Bradwell area Ollie Reynolds was fouled and a penalty was awarded, Ant Brolia stepped up and smashed the ball past the New Bradwell keeper 1-0 and well deserved. St Neots Town Reserves continued to pile on the pressure on the New Bradwell goal and 71 minutes Jamie Osborne pounced on to a loose ball and hammered the ball into roof of the net 2-0. St Neots were really on top now and moved the ball well and continued to play in New Bradwell half and it didn't take long before the pressure took its toll on New Bradwell as they conceded another penalty, again Ant Brolia stepped up and smashed his 2nd and St Neots Town Reserves 3rd, to put the game out of reach. However as the game drifted deep into stoppage time, a miss communication enabled a loose ball to fall in path of New Bradwell forward who raced on and bumble ball over the goal line to make it 3-1 at the final whistle. Good performance from the lads and reaction to Saturday's disappointment, this Saturday we take on Grendon Rangers at home kick off 3pm & free admission.   Squad: Stanford, Fitzgerald, Partridge, Ashby, Bambridge, Gillespie, Humphrey , Reynolds, Brown, Osbourne, Taylor Subs: Pelling, Piette, Maltby, Brolia, Walsh   Man of the match: Jamie Osborne  
Sunday, 14 August 2016 17:44
          Saturday 13th August 2016   The 61FC vs St Neots Town Reserves   Final Score 1-1       Squad: Stanford, Fitzgerald, Partridge, Ashby, Bambridge, Gillespie, Brolia , Reynolds, Walsh, Osbourne, Maltby   Subs: Pelling, Piette ,Taylor, Gregory, Humphrey,       First away trip of the season playing at Luton's The 61FC, warm afternoon on a pitch where the manager trip over twice just walking over to the dug-out, today's game was going to be a reality check for some of St Neots Reserves players on how this league is going to be. From the kick off both teams traded possession and both teams defences was on top and chances kept to a minimum , it was 61fc who made the breakthrough 20 minutes in when the ball got slipped in behind the St Neots Town defence and 61FC winger Mash raced towards the touch line and pulled the ball back across the goal for an easy tap in for Tom Vanderburgh 1-0. From the sidelines St Neots Town reserves management team demanded a reaction, It was St Neots Town Reserves midfielder Laurie Bambridge who won the ball just inside 61fc half and played a lovely 20 yard ball over the 61fc defence which Jamie Osborne pulled the ball down with a lovely touch and fire the ball just wide, after this the game fell back to how it started with teams trading possession & defences winning the battles. It was on 40 minutes St Neots Town Reserves won a corner and good delivery from Ant Brolia & flick on from Rob Fitzgerald enabled Kevin Ashby to smash in 1-1. 61fc responded and almost scored again- Ashby landing awkwardly from challenging a header with forward, the 61fc midfield picked up the ball and moved forward going past 3x midfielders before playing the ball out wide, Rob Fitzgerald unfortunate to not intercept the pass as the ball bobbled over his foot & into the path of the on rushing winger who flashed the ball across the St Neots goal for the forward to tap in, but somehow he missed!! Half time.       Second half and St Neots Town Reserves started the better and most of the game was being played in the 61fc half, the best chance came from another fine Ant Brolia free kick to back post which was met firmly by the head of Josh Maltby but he couldn't keep it down & it sailed over the bar. St Neots Town then started to ring the changes bring on Luke Taylor & Phil Pelling on for Aldo Walsh & Ant Brolia, breaking down the 61fc defence was becoming frustrating and when the ball did get fed to Jamie Osborne in good positions the forward was caught off side.  Shae Humpreys  then came on for Laurie Bambridge and St Neots continue to play most of the game in the 61fc half without troubling the 61fc goalkeeper who I can't recall having to make a save!! 61fc did have the odd breakout attack and the 61fc forward had a curling effort smash against the post with St Neots town goalkeeper Scott Stanford grounded. St Neots Town reserves started to win a number of freekicks around the 61fc area only for the  reliable Phil Pelling left foot to let him down, as these opportunities were wasted. With 10 mins remaining the 61fc centre back came wildly out with studs up on St Neots Town forward Luke Taylor and rightly so got his marching orders, however St Neots Town Reserves couldn't take advantage and game finished 1-1.        Next up is New Bradwell at home Tuesday, please come down and support free admission.       MoM: Kevin Ashby     
Monday, 08 August 2016 14:14
  SSML Div 2 - St Neots Town Reserves v Loughton Manor - 6th August 2016, 3pm KO     On a glorious day, the season finally began at home against tough opposition in an experienced Loughton Manor side. Saints started brightly keeping the ball well and looked to capitalise on early pressure. Andrew Sincock and Jamie Osborne both went close in the early passages, but found the goalkeeper equal to their efforts. Ollie Reynolds was causing problems down the right, but the final ball was eluding his team mates. After 15 minutes a free kick from Junior Muya was met well by Nathan Gillespie, beating the keeper, but agonisingly finding the crossbar. Ant Brolia then had two long range efforts go close, the first was a whisker high and the second produced an outstanding diving save from the goalkeeper. Saints kept up the pressure, with only a couple for chances created by Loughton. One went narrowly passed the post, and the other was stopped by a full stretched Scott Stanford, who managed to get a finger on a shot he had no right to save. The last 10 minutes became a bit more end to end, with the defence holding firm until Loughton nicked the opener against the run of play. In a half the Saints dominated, they had every right to feel aggrieved going in 1-0 down at half time.   Halftime: 0-1   The half time team talk by Alex Bishop and Paul Dodson clearly did the trick as the Saints came flying out the blocks in the second half. It only took 5 minutes before the Saints were level through Laurie Bambridge. The first goal of the season could well be the goal of the season. 30 yards out, with no passing options Laurie decided to take things into his own hands and unleashed a thunderbolt over the keeper and into the top corner. With this the Saints were buoyed and kept the pressure on. Chance after chance came with Ollie Reynolds coming the closest firing just past the post. A slight knock to Junior Muya meant he was replaced by Reece Bevis, who stepped into the game without missing a beat. Bish then sent on Josh Maltby for Jamie Osborne to freshen things up in attack. Josh immediately had an effort from range go just over. Loughton started to drop deeper, trying to protect the away draw from a rampant Saints side. Phil Pelling entered the fray for a tiring Ant Bolia and was immediately involved in the winner. His ball into the box found its way to fellow substitute Josh Maltby, who’s tight control enabled him to turn and fire home into the bottom corner. Loughton then pushed to find an equaliser, but were no match for the duo of Luke Partridge and Rob Fitzgerald who stood firm. Scott Stanford saved well late on by staying big, and Saints almost got a third when Aldo Walsh looked like he was going through on goal. The final whistle went and there were cheers all round, as this new team registered 3 points at the first time of asking.   After the match, Joint Manager Alex Bishop was asked for his thoughts, ‘Couldn’t have asked for more today, the 3 points were all that mattered. I think there is a lot more to come from this team, but to get the win is fantastic. Loughton are a very good team, they will cause a lot of teams problems this season and I’m sure the return fixture will be a cracker. We can’t rest back now though, we need to take this as a baseline and push on from here. It’s a long season, but I’m proud of the way the boys reacted today in being one down. We look forward to our first away fixture next Saturday which will bring us a new range of challenges.’   Final Score: 2 - 1     Squad: Scott Stanford, Junior Muya, Luke Partridge, Rob Fitzgerald, Laurie Bambridge, Nathan Gillespie, Ant Brolia, Aldo Walsh, Ollie Reynolds, Andrew Sincock, Jamie Osborne, Phil Pelling, Reece Bevis, Josh Maltby, Ryan Gregory, Luke Taylor     Player’s MoM: Laurie Bambridge   Manager’s MoM: Laurie Bambridge  
Wednesday, 03 August 2016 21:02
  Pre-season match - 30th July 2016 - Ely City Reserves VS Saints Reserves       Final friendly of the season and St Neots now look ready and prepared to host their first Spartan South Midlands league game this coming Saturday.       A switch in opponent due to West Wratting player availability, and Ant Brolia’s connections, saw Saints travelled to Ely City for their final pre-season match, good pitch, nice hospitality.       A very youthful starting eleven, setup with a 3-5-2 formation, saw first team hopefuls Jordan Brown and Claudio Osofu paired as the strike partnership. Early pressure for Saints saw close range efforts blocked by the home defence. Saints were in control for the majority of the half with good linking, build up play working openings through the channels, but quality of the final ball failed to present goals. Ely’s outlet ball was into the corners, their pace up front allowed them to open the play, but solid recovery defending limited their good work to only wide positions. Score line frustration was clear for the Saints, as attacking play continued to promise without clear chances.   Halftime 0-0.       An immediate change in attitude from ‘frustration’ to ‘positive’ presented Saints first goal on 48 minutes. Corner drills practiced at training returned its reward, with Ant Brolia’s delivery directed goal bound by Ollie Reynolds, Saints clearly happy with their set piece preparations. Half time team discussions had predicted what was to follow. Ely’s determination was fuelled by the previous nil-nil score line, which once broken, opened the gate. Saints lifted their tempo and tight passing saw Jordan Brown finish convincingly to the keepers right, 0-2. Straight from the restart Saints pressing play forced a defensive error, with Brown stealing possession from the Ely centre half to round the keeper and make it three in 10 minutes. The half continued to host good approach football but only half chances as a result. In the closing minutes the Saints defence was undone on a City throw and Ely’s miss hit finish caught the defenders out as the ball slowly rolled into the corner of the net.   Fulltime 1-3.   Good luck to Ely City this season and a big thanks for their generous, last minute hospitality.        MoM: Dan Hobbs   Squad: Jeckells, Fitzgerald, Gillespie, Gregory, Bambridge, Brolia, Hobbs, Reynolds, Walsh, Brown, Osofu, Humphrey, Taylor, Hung   Management Team: Oakley, P Dodson, Green, Lambert, D Dodson, Swain       Next Game: Saturday 6th August vs Loughton Manor, SSML Game - 3:00pm KO.  
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 14:35
  Pre-season match - 25th July 2016 Saints Reserves v Great Paxton FC Fifth friendly of the season and St Neots squad continued to build for the season kick off on Saturday 6th August vs Loughton Manor. Whether it was tired legs from Saturday's fixture or Paxton United being up for the local matchup, it was Paxton who started the better and were direct. This initially put the St Neots Town Reserves defence on the back foot, without troubling Stanford in the Town goal. Slowly St Neots started to get a foothold in the game but it was Paxton who had the best chance of the half with a scramble in the Saints box which was finally hacked away. Midway through the half the best chance fell to Luke Swain, one on one with the Paxton keeper, the stylish Swain somehow placed the ball wide. St Neots started to pull together a number of good patterns of play, but the final ball didn't present goal chances. To Paxton's credit, the direct play and energy was still a fret, and a deflection fell kindly to the Paxton attack and they broke free onto the lone figure of Stanford in goal, Stanford stood strong and the Paxton attack shot wide. Halftime 0-0. Second half and St Neots changed the tired looking Aldo Walsh for Jack 'sunshine' Brown, to St Neots credit they started the better and whether it was Paxton who had tired or St Neots being lifted, the game begin to swing in the home teams favour. Laurie Bambridge was pulling the strings and linking play well in midfield, and Saints started working the ball taking control. Paxton only fretting when playing direct and St Neots making minor errors that gave them a number of half chances. Again, Stanford forcing every Paxton attack to be either pulled wide or within the keeper's range.  St Neots looked in control & Rob Fitzgerald taking over the arm band from Luke Partridge started to control things from the back, breaking down Paxton attacks on the halfway line and dictating play in Paxton's half. It was the re-introduction of Aldo Walsh in the forward line that finally saw the break through after good play by Jamie Osborne to feed an inch perfect ball to Aldo, who placed the ball into the back of the net. Further chances were created and Aldo came closest to doubling the lead when his free kick clipped the top of the bar. Full time 1-0. We wish all the best to Paxton United who gave us a good contest and with that performance will have a good season. Next up, Braintree Town U21 on Thursday 28th. MoM: Laurie Bambridge Squad: Stanford, Fitzgerald, Partridge, Gillespie, Bambridge, Swain, Humphrey, Reynolds, Walsh, Osborne, Smith, Pelling, Brolia, Brown, Gregory, Beavis, Sincock Referee: Gary Wilson  
Monday, 25 July 2016 14:07
      23rd July 2016, 3pm KO   Sun Sports 6 - 3 St Neots Town Reserves   On paper this looked to be the toughest test the newly formed St. Neots Town Reserves had faced this preseason, and so it proved. After a bright start the saints found themselves 2-0 down in 10 minutes. Some slick play by Sun Sports combined with a number of players finding their feet in new positions proved enough to give the opposition the lead. The Saints looked in for a long day, however when Aldo Walsh dispossessed the centre back and calmly slotted the ball into the corner it gave the team a visible boost. St. Neots grew in confidence with Jake Smith causing problems down the right, and Josh Maltby looking a threat from deep. A third goal for Sun Postals came against the run of play when a cross was deflected into his own net by a back tracking defender. This was only a blip, as St. Neots striker scored his second goal in two games as Jamie Osbourne put away a rebound after Josh Maltby’s shot had struck the post. Saints were finishing the half the stronger with a number of free kicks around the box, before a late breakaway goal left the score 4-2 at half time.   The second half faded somewhat as both teams made changes and the extreme heat began to affect the players. Two further goals by Sun Sports gave them a comfortable lead, however Saint’s managed a couple of half chances through Jake Smith, and finally got a third consolation through the dangerous looking Aldo Walsh.   Joint Manager Alex “Bish” Bishop said after the match, "Whilst the result and scoreline aren’t comfortable reading, there were a lot of positives. Sun Sports are two leagues above us and will be competing at the right end of the table, we competed well with them for long periods of the game. It gives me a good idea of the capabilities of our squad, and we’re definitely moving in the right direction."   Final Score: Sun Sports 6 - 3 St Neots Town Reserves   Squad: Stanford, Bambridge, Fitzgerald, Pelling, Brolia, Maltby, Kartal, Walsh, Smith, Gawthrope, Osborne, Gooderham, Gosnell, Hung      
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