Tuesday, 30 October 2018 21:31
  THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE CAMBRIDGE DIVISION ST NEOTS TOWN U18       5         HISTON U18       0          With another hat trick taking his goals tally to 17 in seven matches – 15 of those in the last four – Joe Rider led his side to a five points lead in the league table with a convincing victory over visiting Histon.    It completed a league double over the visitors this month but to their credit they never gave up trying despite the goals tally against them building up. St Neots got off to a sensational start with their opening goal after just 19 seconds as David Muse harried defender and goalkeeper into a stupid error which left the home player to walk the ball into an empty net.   To their credit this did not seem to faze the visitors who forgot their indiscretion and competed well in the next half hour.   St Neots enjoyed a much great share of possession, but the final ball was never quite right, and the visitors defended comfortably against the league’s leading scorers.   Chances came and went with Tom Leagas and Adrian O’Hara both shooting wide before Jeffrey Alihonou created Histon’s first opening but he could not finish.   From a Bradley Brown cross Joe Rider stretched to head the ball onto the roof of the net and the same player saw another effort deflected for a corner by Joshua Byrne.  Louis Hobbs looked the most dangerous attacking player for the visitors and he too lifted a shot over the keeper and onto the roof of the net.   Then in the final minute of the first half from a sublime cross by Oliver Rowland, Joe Rider opened his account for the evening with a well-placer header to give St Neots a 2-0 half time advantage. With Brown and Sam Routs orchestrating the St Neots midfield, the home side continued to dominate after the interval.   Routs fired wide and Leon Fulianty up for a free kick flicked the ball against the near post.  Leagas had a shot deflected and the pressure eventually paid off after 63 minutes when brilliant individual skill by Joe Rider saw him take two defenders out of the game before turning and shooting past Harvey Daniels.     Three minutes later a Leagas corner was punched clear by Daniels but only as far as Adrian O’Hara who sent a low shot into the corner of the net for 4-0.   With seven minutes left Histon substitute Joe Cesare had Histon’s best chance for a consolation goal when he went clear of the St Neots’ defence but lost control and almost inevitably Joe Rider was to have the final word as he collected a Kyle Rudland cross and his hat trick at the far post to net from a narrow angle to complete the 5-0 victory, a minute from time. St Neots:  Brewer, Leagas, Goodridge, O’Hara, Rowland, Fulianty, Muse, Brown (B), Routs, Rider, Wood Subs used:   Coppolaro, Rudland, Lennon and Frezza.    (John Walker)  
Friday, 05 October 2018 15:52
THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE CAMBRIDGE DIVISION HISTON       1         ST NEOTS TOWN U18       7           A personal hat trick in each half by St Neots striker Joe Rider condemned winless Histon to their fourth defeat in five league matches this season.   It was St Neots’ fourth successive league victory to leave them in second spot just a point behind league leaders Royston Town. The match began with a flurry of attacking play at both ends with St Neots taking an eighth minutes lead thanks to a lengthy shot from Bradley Brown.  Histon replied in the next ten minutes with a Kyle Neesham shot that visiting keeper Joe Burberry was glad to push over the bar and then Rhys O’Callaghan was played clear by Kyle Moran, but he lobbed wastefully over the bar with only the keeper to beat.   Joe Rider had a cross-cum-shot blocked on the line by Ethan Bates and then at the other end Sam Routs dragged his effort wide of the near post.   Alfredo Martins then levelled the scores with a dipping shot from 25 yards that caught Burberry a couple of yards off his line.   Joe Rider’s goal fest began after 27 minutes when a sublime through ball from Jacob Joseph played him clear of his marker and he shot low through the keeper’s legs to make it 2-1.   David Muse almost added to the score when more defensive laxness let him in but under pressure home keeper Dylan Pearce saved with his legs.  After 33 minutes Rider doubled his tally when he was left totally unmarked to collect another Joseph assist and his first hat trick arrived four minutes before the break when he capitalised on a defensive misunderstanding between Pearce and Theo Broomfield.   Just before half time Louis Hobbs broke away for the home side but shot over the bar. The second half had a much quieter start with St Neots dominating possession but creating little.   Substitutions by both sides tended to break up the pattern of play but three further goals in six minutes by Rider punished the home defence.   After 72 minutes he was brought down by Ryan McGillvray in the area earning the home player a booking for dissent and he picked himself up to made it 5-1 from the penalty spot.   Three minutes later he made no mistake picking up a Routs cross and his second hat trick arrived after 78 minutes when a long clearance out of defence saw him beat the offside trap to bear down on goal to beat Pearce again.   To Histon’s relief he was then substituted but they refused to capitulate, and Burberry had to be alert, to keep a well struck Hobbs free kick from reducing the home sides’ arrears.       St Neots:  Burberry, Rowland, Wood, O’Hara, Goodridge, Fulianty, Joseph, Routs, Muse, Rider, Brown (B) Subs used:   Coppolaro, Goodyear, Frezza and Brown (J). Referee: Andrew Drain                                                                                               (John Walker)
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 17:48
FA YOUTH CUP FIRST ROUND QUALIFYING ST NEOTS TOWN U18       1         PETERBOROUGH SPORTS U18       4 St Neots U18 side have a very fragile record in the FA Youth Cup as their fifth first match defeat in the competition in the last six seasons indicates.   On this occasion they were well beaten by an impressive Peterborough Sports side who have started the season unbeaten in four league and cup fixtures, and in the last round inflicted a 6-0 defeat on Biggleswade Town.  In Ryan Pratt the visitors had the man of the match as he contributed a very impressive personal hat trick.   St Neots Manager Alex Minall was very disappointed with his sides’ performance pointing out that when they conceded a second goal half way through the second half they appeared to let their heads drop and failed to compete in the latter stages of the game allowing their visitors to pick up two more goals. Sports began impressively dominating the first twenty minutes and taking the lead with their first significant attack after five minutes.   St Neots conceded a free kick twenty yards from goal and when Louie Venni’s free kick was not cleared Ryan Pratt was on hand to open his account.  The same player then outpaced his marker to bring a good save from home keeper Joe Burberry and then Harvey Humble was too easily dispossessed but Alfie Ferguson shot wide.   St Neots rallied after a poor start and Jacob Joseph tested keeper Dylan Veni and Leon Fulianty sent a free kick narrowly wide.   Then against the run of play after 25 minutes, St Neots levelled with the pick of the five goals as Joe Rider chased down an Adrian O’Hara cross to score a fine individual goal from a narrow angle.   Towards half time the lively Sam Routs had a shot well saved and Veni had to dive bravely ant the feet of Joseph to smother his shot. The visitors started strongly after the break with Pratt going clear wide right, but Burberry left his line to deflect his shot for a corner.   Four minutes later the home keeper was in action again being well placed to save a point-blank close range shot from Nasir Nabi.  David Muse was injured and had to be replaced by substitute Bradley Brown and then after 62 minutes the visiting Manager made a bold move sending on all three allowed substitutes to freshen his side.   The ploy worked perfectly as seven minutes later two of his substitutes combined to outwit the home defence as Oliver Foster set up Ayman Trabelsi to restore his sides’ lead.   St Neots visibly lost their impetus and were pushed back defending deep and seeming unable to get the ball out of their half.   Nabi went close with an acrobatic overhead kick, but the pressure continued to build, and it was no surprise when eleven minutes from time Ryan Pratt showed pace and confidence to leave his marker in his wake and give Burberry no chance with a well-placed rising shot.   It was then almost all defending for St Neots as the visitors pressed and they were further rewarded thirty seconds into added time when Ryan Pratt completed his hat trick.     St Neots:  Burberry, Goodridge, Roberts, O’Hara, Humble, Fulianty, Joseph, Wood, Rider, Routs, Muse                                                                                                                                        Subs used:   Brown (B) (for Muse 56 mins), Rowland (for Goodridge 72mins), Rudland (for Wood 80 mins, Gathergood and Brewer. Referee: Robert Goldstone                                                                 (John Walker)               
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 09:26
THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE CAMBRIDGE DIVISION ST NEOTS TOWN U18       2         SAFFRON WALDEN U18       1 St Neots skipper Leon Fulianty inspired his side to a narrow hard-fought victory over a visiting Saffron Walden side that pushed them all the way.   This was Walden’s first match of the season having finished last season in joint third place after a disappointing start to their season.   In a tense second half either side could have snatched victory after going to the break level, but the visitors’ finishing was wasteful whilst the winning St Neots goal was one to savour. St Neots got off to the perfect start after seven minutes when Jacob Joseph scored a great individual goal.   Receiving the ball in a packed penalty area he cleverly back heeled it to create space and beat visiting keeper Josh Bates with an angled shot.   Walden hit back with Zac Hassan tormenting the home defence as he almost levelled the scores going past two defenders to see his shot well blocked by Joe Burberry.   The keeper was then in action again falling on the ball at the feet of Daniel Joannou after his defence had been breached.   St Neots were creating their own openings with Adrian O’Hara shooting wide and Sam Routs seeing his effort deflected for a corner.  Ethan Williams shot wide after a slick Walden attack but after 39 minutes Burberry missed his attempted clearance and the ball fell at the feet of Alex Cannon for a simple equalizer.  The first half ended in a flurry of activity with Hassan firing narrowly over the bar and St Neots getting the ball in the opposition net but seeing the effort ruled out. Joe Rider should have restored St Neots lead five minutes after the restart when played clear by Routs, but he saw his effort pushed away at full stretch and then Joseph shot over after good work by O’Hara.   However, the match became scrappy with neither side able to create chances and a stalemate threatened.   With fifteen minutes left Wealden created an excellent opening when a pacey four-man move split the home defence to set up Hassan by Burberry produced a full length save and within a minute the winning goal arrived at the other end.  Leon Fulianty won the ball on the edge of his own penalty area and sped past two opponents to exchange passers with Joseph.   Reaching the bye line, he picked out Joe Rider for a simple tap-in match winner.   Walden set up a late charge in a bid to save a point but Burberry saved well from Ethan Williams and the unmarked Joe Cunning put a free header wide from a late corner.   St Neots Town:  Burberry, Leagas, Roberts, Rowland, Goodridge, Fulianty, Joseph, O’Hara, Rider, Routs, Wood Subs used:   Cathergood, Humble, Rudland, and Brown (B). Referee: Gary Pond                                                                                                (John Walker)
Tuesday, 04 September 2018 13:00
THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE CAMBRIDGE DIVISION ST NEOTS TOWN U18       7         LONG MELFORD       1 St Neots kicked off their home league programme with a very comfortable victory over league new boys Long Melford.   With a slightly varied line up from the first match they looked more comfortable and balanced and they scored regularly against a side that posed little threat to their defence that was well marshalled by skipper Leon Fulianty.    The feature was a well-deserved hat trick for Markel Cousins adding to the goal he scored in the first match. The hosts could not have had a better start scoring in their first attack after just 55 seconds.   Jacob Joseph was the provider with a delightful through ball inside the full back and Markel Cousins powered past the last defender to shoot across visiting keeper Michael Bell.   Daniel Harewood should have levelled the scores three minutes later when the home defence failed to pick him up, but he shot well wide with the goal at his mercy.   After 19 minutes Brad Brown was brought down in the area and Leon Fulianty doubled St Neots’ advantage from the penalty spot.   Cousins could have added to the score, but the keeper saved bravely at his feet and then Melford scored against the run of play after 36 minutes when Callum Denson picked out James Burgess with Ash Brown getting his fingers to the shot but unable to stop the ball.   However, St Neots found the perfect counter-punch less than a minute later when a delightful move involving Jacob Joseph and Cousins ended with the former making the score 3-1.   Another goal a minute before the break really cemented St Neots’ superiority as Jake Wood netted from 25 yards. The second half saw Melford win a better share of possession, but they failed to create enough openings to test the St Neots defence.  Around the hour St Neots increased their lead when substitute Kyle Cathergood headed in a Wood corner.   Logan Pigram cleared off the line after 73 minutes with his keeper beaten to deny Cousins, but the striker only had to wait a further five minutes to make up for that disappointment as he picked up a Kyle Rudland through ball to net from a narrow angle.    The scoring was completed eight minutes from time when Cousins completed his hat trick to send Melford home still searching for their first points of the season.   St Neots:  Brewer, Leagas, Rowland, Humble, Fulianty, Joseph, O’Hara, Cousins, Brown (B), Wood Subs used:   Ford, Coppolaro, Rudland, Cathergood and Brown (J). Referee: Alex Setchell                                                                                                 (John Walker)
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 17:15
St Neots Town FC Academy and St Neots Town Youth FC..... Are excited to announce that from August 2018 the coming together of a working partnership that will see both clubs supporting local youth football for both Boys and Girls   Jez Billingham - Chairman St Neots Town Youth FC "Together we can provide access to the game for local children regardless of ability. A safe environment in which to train and play. With our long-term goal for our members to enjoy being part of a team and as a result continue playing to the best of their ability and at a level of which they are comfortable with. The Chairman, Committee and Coaches of St Neots Town Youth look forward to the new opportunities and challenges head."   Iain Parr - Director of Football, St Neots Town FC "We have been working with St Neots Town Youth FC for a number of years so it probably doesn't come as much of a suprise that we have finally put into place a very clear joint  blueprint for Development and Grassroots football that will encompass the whole spectrum of ages and abilities.  This is just as important to the Academy as our development partnership with Peterborough Utd as it gives us a real opportunity to work alongside what we consider to be the best youth club set up for miles around.  St Neots Town FC is now the home of St Neots Town Youth FC and we look forward to working with Jez, Karen, Richard and the rest of the team"
Friday, 01 June 2018 16:40
  OPEN TRIALS FOR SEASON 2018/19 A quick update that the Trial Process for the SNTFC Mick George Academy 2018 will now be held at: Longsands Academy |  Longsands Road St. Neots | Cambs | PE19 1LQ This change comes as work starts on the BRAND NEW Artificial Grass Pitch being built at the Football Club in the next few weeks. We would like to thank Longsands School for there support during this time as we increase our range of top class facilities.   Our new training surface will replace the existing 3G on the site next to the First Team Stadium. The previous surface is being removed to make way for the latest in state of the art grass technology and will provide the perfect home for the Mick George Academy next season. With work starting earlier this week, the Trials have had to be held away from Rowley Park (St Neots Town FC) while construction is being completed but we are sure it will be worth the wait! The new AGP (Artificial Grass Pitch) will be full 11 v 11 adult size with a viewing area for parents and relevant markings and appropriate goals for all our Academy Squads. We believe this improvement will only consolidate our position as the outstanding club in Huntingdonshire and provide a excellent venue to host home fixtures for our impressive teams. If selected as a player for one of our Academy squads next season, you will enjoy the luxury of an artificial pitch incorporating the latest hi-tech specifications for football and this enhancement will therefore see the introduction in a very strict code of conduct & set of user guidelines. Litter, food or incorrect footwear (blades or metal studs) will not be permitted on the pitch under any circumstances - moulded studs or astro turf football boots must be worn at all times. We are very excited and proud of the achievement that getting this addition to the facility represents - thank you to all those who have supported the club in order to make this dream a reality! Monday 4th June 2018: 6:00 - 7:30pm > U8, U9 AND U10 TRIALS 8:00 - 9:30pm > U13 AND U14 TRIALS Wednesday 6th June 2018: 6:00 - 7:30pm > U11 AND U12 TRIALS 8:00 - 9:30pm > U15 AND U16 TRIALS Monday 11th June 2018: 6:00 - 7:30pm > U8, U9 AND U10 TRIALS 8:00 - 9:30pm > U13 AND U14 TRIALS Wednesday 13th June 2018: 6:00 - 7:30pm > U11 AND U12 TRIALS 8:00 - 9:30pm > U15 AND U16 TRIALS The selection process will consist of a 4 corner player analysis on the first trial night followed by a game related match evaluation on the second date. Following completion of the mandatory sign up form you will be contacted to confirm your place at the trials.  Please be aware: Players who are successful will need to adhere to the minimum requirements for commitment to training sessions, events, behaviour, dress code and responses to communication by the Academy to maintain their place.   It is vital you complete our online sign up form to ensure you have a place on at the Open Trials, if this is not complete you may not be able to participate on the night. Please follow the link below:   Sign Up Here   If successful and selected for next seasons Academy you will be required to attend a Sign On Evening at the Football Club on Wednesday 20th June, further details will be communicated following trials.  It is important that all efforts are made to attend the Open Trials as sides for next season are selected from this process! Finally we are always looking to recruit good people and if anyone has an interest in coaching roles next season please can you make me aware (minimum FA Level 1 required). If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me! Thanks, Iain Parr Academy Manager St Neots Town Football Club Rowley Park, Kester way St Neots, Cambs, PE19 6SL Office: 01480 470012 / 476432 Mob: 07970 851511 Email: 
Friday, 18 May 2018 18:59
Huge congratulations go to our Academy Under 18 side who were crowned Thurlow Nunn Youth League Cambridge Division Champions last night. Needing just a point from their final game to make sure of the league title, the young Saints headed to Haverhill Rovers and recorded a 3-0 win.  Goalscorers on the night were leading scorer Kieran Waites, Ben Southwood and Brandon Hedge. Add this to Hunts FA County Youth Cup, won last friday with a 3-1 win over Godmanchester Rovers, It can be described as a very successful season for Alex Mynall, Richard Churms and everyone connected with the squad and indeed, the whole Mick George Youth Academy as a whole with a plethora of awards won this season throughout the age groups. Well done lads, a credit to St Neots Town FC !!!
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 15:30
THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE CAMBRIDGE DIVISION HISTON U18      0           ST NEOTS TOWN U18       7 With just one match left later this week, away at Haverhill, St Neots now know that a single point will be sufficient to see them retain the championship of the Cambridge Division of the Thurlow Nunn Youth League.   This penultimate league match was switched from Histon to the Premier Plus Stadium and was a very one-way contest with St Neots scoring seven goals without reply, with goalkeeper George Bugg a virtual spectator. In the early stages St Neots seemed shot shy with an Alfie Donkin head over the bar and a Callan Irvine shot wide of the target their best efforts.   However, that changed after 13 minutes when Ben Southwood skilfully lost his marker to cross for Kieran Waites to open the scoring.   Two minutes later Aaron Hiscock was brought down by goalkeeper Daniel Wiseman as he raced from his goal and Hiscock got to his feet to tuck away the resultant penalty.   Southwood twice shot across the face of goal and Waites fired wide after a delightful move involving Donkin and Hiscock.   Then after 28 minutes Irvine threaded a through ball to find Ben Southwood to make it 3-0 and six minutes before the break the contest was effectively decided when Kieran Waites claimed hissecond goal of the match and his nineteenth of the season after clever play between Donkin and Southwood. The second half was a more leisurely affair with St Neots no doubt having one eye on their important final match.   They sent on two substitutes and continued to dominate without showing the urgency they had displayed in the first 45 minutes.   It was now that Histon goalkeeper began to shine making three excellent saves to deny Leon Fulianty (twice) and Aaron Hiscock.    On the 75th minute another delightful three-man move ripped open the Histon defence as Hiscock and Waites set up Sam Routs for a tap-in fifth goal and then two further goals in the last five minutes from the lively Callan Irvine gave St Neots their 69th league goal of the season - 15 more than their nearest rivals and 12 more than they scored last season.   Histon’s sole effort to test the underworked St Neots custodian came from a lengthy Finlay Newey free kick that Bugg retrieved from just under his cross bar. St Neots:  Bugg, Leagas Brooks, Donkin, Southeran, Fulianty, Southwood, Irvine, Waites, Routs, Hiscock                                                                                                                                      Subs used:   Dunnett and Ford Referee: Nicholas Easey                                                                                                 (John Walker)  
Saturday, 12 May 2018 11:36
HUNTINGDONSHIRE U18 YOUTH CUP FINAL (at Yaxley) ST NEOTS TOWN U18       3      GODMANCHESTER ROVERS U18      1 Cup holders St Neots retained the Huntingdonshire FA County Youth Cup with a comfortable victory over Godmanchester Rovers.   These two sides are the best in the Thurlow Nunn Cambridge Division and mathematically either can finish champions this season with current leaders St Neots needing just four points from their remaining two matches to clinch the title for the second successive season.   It was a feisty encounter with the two sides evenly matches but the clinching factor was St Neots’ finishing whilst their opponents always shared possession but created fewer goal scoring opportunities. The match got off to an electric start with two goals in the opening six minutes to set the standard.   St Neots took the lead after just two minutes with a lightning strike as Sam Routs found George Holman in space and he unselfishly set up leading scorer Kieran Waites who netted his seventeenth goal of the season from ten yards.   Godmanchester’s response was swift and effective as four minutes later Daniel Turnbull intercepted an attempted defensive clearance to find Michael Speed in space and he sent Ryan Batsford clear on the left to net from an acute angle.   St Neots were looking good from set piece play and following a 20th minute corner Waites almost claimed a second goal, but Rovers custodian Shay Griffiths made a smart save from his close-range effort.    Six minutes later St Neots regained the lead when Andre Williams released a cross field pass to split the defence and Aaron Hiscock showed fine skill close to the bye line to get past Fraser Kerr and his reverse pass found Sam Routs unmarked to shoot beyond the diving Griffiths.   The St Neots defence looked firm and in control restricting Rovers’ efforts to shooting from distance and Speed should have done better than shoot wide after neat play by Luke Toates and then Lewis Powell shot wide after another promising build-up.   The half ended with Griffiths keeping his side in contention with a brave save at the feet of Holman. St Neots positive start after the break put them in control of the match.   A 48th minute free kick from Williams was only just wide and then the same St Neots player brought the save of the match at full length from Griffiths.   However, it was to be Williams who was to set up the significant third goal for his side when he beat his marker to cross for Joe Brooke to tap in from close range.   Godmanchester sent on substitutes hoping to revitalise their efforts to get back in the match but they failed to test George Bugg in the St Neots goal.   Griffiths then had to leave his area in an attempt to repel a St Neots attack and was left stranded but relieved to see Williams’ narrow angled attempt effort pass just beyond the far post.  The match became tense as St Neots looked happy to defend their lead and a flare-up fifteen minutes from time saw two St Neots players yellow-carded.   The match then fizzled out with Godmanchester looking the more positive side but St Neots, with defenders Archie Southeran and Leon Fulianty in control, never looked like conceding a further goal. St Neots:  Bugg, Leagas Brooks, Donkin, Southeran, Fulianty, Williams, Holman, Waites, Routs, Hiscock                                                                                                                                      Subs used:   Irvine, Hedge, Goodridge and Southwood   Godmanchester:  Griffiths, Kerr, Francis, Stevenson, Casey, Powell, Greatorex, Toates, Turnbull, Speed, Batsford Subs used:  Gallagher, Rogers, Dale and Dean Referee: Richard Hart                                                                                                  (John Walker)
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