Tuesday, 24 April 2018 06:09
THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE CAMBRIDGE DIVISION ST NEOTS TOWN U18       3      GODMANCHESTER ROVERS U18      1 This could prove to be the most significant result of the campaign for St Neots as they produced a very gritty performance to inflict on Godmanchester only their third league defeat of the season.   However, the result was not as clear cut as the score line suggests because for long periods the visitors shaded play but could not match their approach play with clear scoring chances.   With Cambridge City surprisingly defeated at home by Saffron Walden on the night, it leaves Godmanchester as the only side that can overhaul St Neots for the league title provided each win their final matches.  However, Godmanchester still have to play Cambridge City twice as well as Royston who are second in the table and Walden who are on a good run. In the first fifteen minutes St Neots produced their best football of the season battering the visiting defence and scoring twice and that tally could easily have been doubled.   However, Godmanchester are not serious title challengers without good reason and they battled back and for long periods at the end of each half they were well on top.   St Neots domination began after just six minutes when Aaron Hiscock jinked along the bye line to cross and when his effort was not cleared the ball fell to leading scorer Kieran Waites who lashed in his sixteenth goal of the season.   Visiting keeper Shay Griffiths then saved well from George Holman and Hiscock shot over the bar after clever work by Andre Williams.   Defender Archie Southeran joined the attack to head over from a corner and a Leon Fulianty shot was cleared off the line by Ben Casey.  The pressure told after 13 minutes when Joe Brooks crossed for George Holman to head the second goal.   Godmanchester gradually recovered from the onslaught and two lengthy free kicks from William Greatorex were comfortably saved but St Neots had lost their rhythm and after32 minutes a defensive error allowed Daniel Turnbull to lob advancing keeper George Bugg to put the visitors back in the game. After the break there was a period of even play with Michael Speed firing over when well placed for the visitors, and St Neots having a Waites shot well saved by Griffiths.   An outstanding save by Bugg from Turnbull preserved St Neots narrow lead and as the second half went on it became clear that a fourth goal would be significant for either side.   It arrived seven minutes from time against the run of platy when St Neots skipper Alfie Donkin reacted first when a shot by Hiscock was blocked by a defender.  It was Donkin’s fourth, but most important goal of the season and St Neots held out through seven minutes added time to claim victory. St Neots:  Bugg, Leagas, Brooks, Donkin, Southeran, Fulianty, Williams, Holman, Waites, Routs, Hiscock                                                                                                                                      Subs used:   Irvine, Rider and Ford Referee: Piotr Juszczyk                                                                                                 (John Walker)
Thursday, 19 April 2018 17:39
  OPEN TRIALS FOR SEASON 2018/19 Please see below relevant information for our upcoming ' Academy Open Trials' for 2018/19. As part of my role as St Neots Town FC Academy Manager I want to ensure everyone has the best opportunity to impress, therefore we want this information to be distributed to as many people as possible - please forward to anyone you feel this opportunity may be relevant to. We will be selecting players from U8 -U16 for next seasons Academy groups plus the further options for more 'Shadow Squads'. The trials will be held at St Neots Town Football Club, Kester Way, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire PE19 6SL on the following Nights: 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: 
Thursday, 22 March 2018 20:59
We can now announce that the Final Trial Day for Prospective Scholars - in partnership with PETERBOROUGH UNITED, will be held on: MONDAY 9th APRIL  10:00am REGISTRATION at the PREMIER PLUS STADIUM. For further details or to reserve a place, please contact  \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. We look forward to seeing you.....      
Saturday, 03 February 2018 21:44
Elite Football Scholarship in partnership with St. Neots Football Club has been launched. To read our full colour 40 page Brochure, please follow the link below: SCHOLARSHIP BROCHURE      We are delighted to announce the next open day for our Elite Football Scholarship, run in partnership with St Neots Town FC. Peterborough United coaching staff will now take lead of our Elite Football Scholarship / U18 Youth Team Squad from the start of the 2018/19 season.   Academy Manager, Nick Sheppard said: “We are delighted to be working closely with St Neots Town FC from the 2018/2019 season.  We know the people really well at St Neots and hope that our link will be mutually beneficial to both clubs.  The Elite Football Scholarship is one of the best set ups outside of the EFL Academies and so with our coaches working on the programme it will enable us to have the best opportunities to find any players who are late developers.”   Director of Football at St Neots Town FC, Iain Parr spoke regarding the agreement: “I am excited to announce our partnership with Peterborough United Football Club to help develop and educate 16-19 year old footballers within a full time football and education programme.  This is an excellent opportunity for both clubs to help talented footballers achieve their goals on the football pitch whilst gaining valuable life skills and qualifications.”   The programme offers the opportunity to have fulltime football training alongside academic studies within an integrated timetable for Year 12 & 13s. Unlike most football scholarships there is the option to study a variety of courses at St Neots Sixth Form alongside your football; this includes A-Levels which are now in strategic blocks to avoid clashes or the traditional BTEC sports courses.   Some of the other benefits to the Scholarship are:   • Peterborough United FC Talent ID & Full-Time Lead Coaching Staff • Training opportunities with St Neots Town FC 1st Team • British Colleges League Fixtures & Youth Team Matches • Professional Kit Package • State of the Art Playing Facilities • Full-time Professional Training Syllabus • Individual Player Development Plans • One Leisure Gym Access • Off the Pitch Welfare Support • FA Coaching / Fitness Industry Courses • Personal Fitness Analysis   Next open dayMonday 12th February 2018St Neots Town FC, Premier Plus Stadium, Kester Way, St Neots. Cambridgeshire PE19 6SL   Please bring a full training kit, boots for grass and 3G and a drink. For more information please email \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or to register your interest for the Open Day please complete the following application form:   https://goo.gl/forms/HdjjbrHTdSDPquL23  
Friday, 26 May 2017 13:12
St Neots Town FC Academy Open Trials for prospective players Season 2017/18 We will be holding Open Trials for prospective players wishing to play for St Neots Town FC Academy Teams for the upcoming 2017/18 Season. The trials will be held at St Neots Town Football Club, Kester Way, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire PE19 6SL on the following Nights:   Monday 5th June 2017: 6:00 - 7:30pm > U9, U10, U11 AND U12 TRIALS 8:00 - 9:30pm > U13 AND U14 TRIALS   Wednesday 7th June 2017: 6:00 - 7:30pm > U9, U10 AND U11 TRIALS 8:00 - 9:30pm > U15 AND U16 TRIALS   Monday 12th June 2017: 6:00 - 7:30pm > U12, U13 AND U14 TRIALS   8:00 - 9:30pm > U15 AND U16 TRIALS To register interest and further details, please click on the link below: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1KBcYaaM4_2OzSSgt0PIzWuWTUS9EC0iFGXYKPrqyKJ4/edit  
Tuesday, 23 May 2017 09:58
  On Friday 2nd June 2017 we are holding an open training session 10am - 12pm This is an opportunity for you to take a small break from your ''hectic revision schedule'' and attend this open training session for a couple of hours. Friends are welcome to attend and please circulate and see details of the attached poster as we still have a few spaces available for September 2017 intake.   New Partnership and Academic Evening   As our 'Scholarship' evolves, we continue to form strong bonds and partnerships with local businesses and organisations and look at other academic options in the 'Sports' industry. With this in mind, I am pleased to announce our newly formed partnership with 'One Leisure' of St Neots that will see our scholars visit their fantastic facility from September 2017. This will allow us to integrate a state of the art bespoke football fitness program for each individual that will run alongside the scholarship football training program, the facilities (including the swimming pool) will ensure you have the maximum opportunity to achieve your goals!!   St Neots Learning and Sports Academy and SNLP are holding an Academic Evening at Longsands Academy after half term on Tuesday 6th June 2017 at  6.30pm. Details to be sent in a separate email to prospective Scholars who have registered an interest.   To register your interest please text 07970 851511, email iainsnlasa.co.uk or click on the link below: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xY7azCzjf2t07dLK2RN05S35-Tieyo1P7zT6iRAcBbM/edit  
Tuesday, 09 May 2017 09:27
THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE CHAMPIONS PLAY OFF SEMI-FINAL ST NEOTS TOWN U18       0       AFC SUDBURY U18       4 St Neots U18 Scholars brought their season to a close with an honourable defeat in the semi-final of the Thurlow Nunn League Champions play-off.    They were beaten by a skilful and well organised visiting Sudbury side – the South Division champions – that had only been beaten once this season.   A measure of the quality of the opposition is that it was the first-time St Neots had conceded more than two goals in a home match since November 2015 and it was only the second time this season they had failed to score themselves in a home match.   Before the opposition had scored St Neots, already missing the injured Shae Humphrey and suspended Owen Bevan, lost their inspirational skipper Isaac Clarke, carried off on a stretcher with a twisted knee and within sixty seconds of the restart of the match with St Neots reorganising their defence Sudbury claimed their first goal. There was a very tight start to the match with both sides probing at the other defence with few clear chances.   Andre Williams almost made an early breakthrough for St Neots after eight minutes when he pushed visiting keeper Curtis Child to a full length flying save whilst at the other end Evan Jeckells saved well at the foot of a post at the expense of a corner from Oliver Dunlop.   The injury to Clarke brought on substitute Mason Collins slotted into a three-man defence and the opening goal after 27 minutes came from a lengthy clearance from Child.   A moments’ hesitation in the St Neots defence let in Oliver Peters who chipped the advancing goalkeeper.   A minute before the break a long throw by Callum Watson was met at the near post by Mekhi McKenzie who glanced a header past Jeckells. A third goal just eight minutes after the restart effectively put the match beyond the home side when Dunlop was fouled on the edge of the penalty area and he picked himself up to send a free kick around the defensive wall to make it 3-0.   If St Neots knew they were beaten they did not show it and they kept attacking the visiting defence with little success.  It was whilst they were searching for a way back into the match when they were caught defensively short and McKenzie showed real skill to leave the last defender in his wake to seal the result.   After that St Neots looked the more dangerous side with Ben Southwood firing over the bar after good work by Erhan Nurettin and Andre Williams forcing the save of the match from Child.   So, St Neots finished as proud League and County Cup winners after a very successful season. St Neots:  Jeckells, Gooderham, Piesse, Donkin, Rudman, Holman, Williams, Clarke (I), Southwood, Nurettin, Eldridge Subs used:  Taylor (L), Waites, Chambers, Collins and Fulianty Referee:  Paul Gregory (Peterborough)                                                              John Walker
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 09:00
THURLOW NUNN CAMBRIDGE DIVISION ST NEOTS TOWN U18       3       ELY CITY U18       2 St Neots displayed their true championship credentials as they overturned a two goals deficit to snatch the most dramatic victory by the odd goal in five with a goal two minutes into added time.   The result rounded off an outstanding season for the side that had won both League and County Cup and preserved an unbeaten home record with eight wins and a draw in their nine matches.   Ely City arrived at the Premier Plus Stadium needing three points from their last two games to finish as runners-up in the league and they looked well on the way to achieving that objective when they led 2-0 after just 39 minutes.   Skilful use of their substitutes and a steely determination saw St Neots recover to record a victory that will put them in good heart for their ‘Champions League’ play off next week with St Ives Town who are champions of the Western Division of the Thurlow Nunn Youth League. Ely began in fine fettle and dominated much of the first 45 minutes with the home side looking unbalanced and ragged and rarely threatening the visiting goal.   From an early corner for the visitors Sean Calvey wasted a good chance heading over the bar and Dan Maund had a net-bound shot blocked.  Ely took the lead after20 minutes from a Charlie Tunnell free kick firmly headed past Evan Jeckells by visiting skipper Joe Brannon.  The visitors continued to dominate and six minutes before the break they doubled their lead with Ronan Kerr left unmarked at the far post taking full advantage.   St Neots’ best effort to that point had been an off-target effort by Ben Southwood but a minute before half time a corner was not cleared and Shae Humphrey forced the ball home in a goalmouth scramble. St Neots had to improve and compete better in the second half and the transformation came as four substitutes were introduced after the break.   Ely still created openings with Tom Thurlborn firing wide and Maund putting a free shot over the bar.  Gradually St Neots began to compete and skipper Erhan Nurettin shot wide when well placed.   The real turning point came when a 30 yards’ effort by Alfie Donkin was brilliantly tipped onto a post by visiting keeper Jake Alsop but this just boosted St Neots confidence and a Zac Rudman header from a corner just passed the wrong side of a post.   Substitute Kieran Waites saw a shot deflected just wide but St Neots persistence paid off with six minutes to go when Shae Humphrey levelled the scores with his second goal of the match from a Waites corner.   The winner came two minutes into added time when Waites took full advantage of an Ely defensive error to win the match. St Neots:  Jeckells, Chambers, Piesse, Donkin, Rudman, Riley, Humphrey, Nurettin, Southwood, Gooderham, Holman Subs used:  Taylor (L), Clarke (H), Beavis, Waites and Fulianty   Goals:  Humphrey 2 (44 and 84 mins), Waites (90 +2)                                                                    (John Walker)
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 09:01
  THURLOW NUNN YOUTH CHALLENGE CUP ST NEOTS TOWN U18       0       PETERBOROUGH NORTHERN STAR U18       0   (St Neots won 4-3 on penalties) Goalkeeper Evan Jeckells was the hero as he saved two penalty kicks in the sudden death shoot-out to propel St Neots U18 side into the next round of the Thurlow Nunn Youth Cup.  The evenly contested match had failed to produce a goal and so the penalties option was required to decide the winners and the keeper saved the second and fourth spot kicks to present Shae Humphrey with the opportunity to keep his nerve and fire home the final kick.  At one stage, it looked as if St Neots’ third big game in the space of eight days would be a test too far with four of Friday’s Cup winning side injured as they struggled in the early stages to find any real rhythm but in a solid second half they produced the bulk of the goal scoring chances and they thoroughly deserved their victory. St Neots did have an early chance when Jack Eldridge fired wide but the visitors hit back with Kian Meadows bringing a good save from Jeckells before Harry Catenach squandered a clear opening, firing wide after being set up by Jamie Scott.   Finishing seemed to be an issue for both sides as chances continued to sail wide of their target but it was the visiting side that finished the first half the better.   After 33 minutes Scott rounded his marker to fire in a low shot from an angle but Jeckells saved well and two minutes later the keeper was again in action fielding a rising shot from Niall Burnage. After the break, St Neots looked more composed and confident with a couple of substitutes introduced and in midfield Alfie Donkin began to dictate play for the home side.  Andre Williams showing plenty of pace on the right twice shot across the face of goal and visiting keeper Trent Stanley got down well to block an effort by Eldridge.   St Neots looked well in control as Erhan Nurettin shot narrowly over the bar and substitute Luke Taylor looked to be fouled in the area but the Referee waved away penalty appeals.   Stanley saved well from Ben Southwood whilst Owen Bevan and Williams had chances to put St Neots ahead.   They almost paid the price for missed chances when Jamie Scott was played clear of the St Neots defence by substitute Jordan Giddings but he shot wildly over the bar.   Both sides rang the changes towards the end with their substitutes but the match finished goalless.   The drama of the penalty shoot-out followed with Scott netting for the visitors and Andre Williams levelling.  Jeckells then saved from Bradlee Page and then successful conversions followed by Southwood (St Neots) and Catenach (PNS).   Stanley then saved Nurettin’s effort to level at 2-2.  Ellwood (PNS) and Luke Taylor (St Neots) scored and so it went down to the final two attempts.  When Jeckells guessed right to keep out a penalty by his opposite number Shae Humphrey blasted home the tenth penalty to win the game.   St Neots:  Jeckells, Chambers, Beavis, Waites, Rudman, Humphrey, Williams. Nurettin, Southwood, Eldridge, Bevan Subs used:  Taylor (L), Taylor (C), Clarke (H), Mason and Donkin Cards:  none Goals:  none Referee: Mark Newman   John Walker  
Saturday, 08 April 2017 10:42
HUNTINGDONSHIRE YOUTH (GAYTON CUP) CUP FINAL (at Eynesbury Rovers FC) ST NEOTS TOWN U18       2        ST IVES TOWN U18       1       St Neots’ Academy side picked up the Hunts Youth Cup for the first time since 2013 beating neighbours St Ives in a tightly fought Final.   Aiming to add this Trophy to their recently acquired Thurlow Nunn West Division title this was St Ives’ third time as runners-up since lifting the Trophy in 2004.   Still aiming for their domestic treble, St Neots need to win their last match to lift the Thurlow Nunn Cambridge Division title and they are still in the latter stages of the League Cup. The opening phase of the match was nervy with neither side showing much penetration but what the game lacked in attacking quality it more than compensated for with passion and commitment.   Erhan Nurettin saw the first goal bound effort deflected and Shae Humphrey sent a header wide from a corner but St Ives replied as Matt Wright broke clear only to be denied as Evan Jeckells dived bravely at his feet to smother.   The best first half move saw Andre Williams free Sam Piesse on the right but his angled shot was cleared off the line by Jamie Short with his keeper beaten.   Towards the end of the first half Andre Williams brought a good save from Tom Smith but put a second effort wide of the target. The second half was a more feisty affair with Jack Eldridge hooking over the bar after good work by Ben Southwood and after some sustained pressure St Neots took the lead on the hour as Alfie Donkin won the ball well in midfield to send Eldridge away on the left and his clever pull back found Ben Southwood at the far post and he rifled home.   This seemed to galvanise St Ives and they were unlucky not to level two minutes later when Tiago Dias beat Evan Jeckells dive but saw the ball clip the outside of the far post to be cleared.   After their best spell of the match St Ives levelled the scores twelve minutes from time when Wright was upended as he made for goal and from the resultant penalty award Tiago Dias sent the keeper the wrong way.   Now both sides went all out for a winner and this arrived just four minutes later when substitute Luke Taylor’s shot was blocked by a defender and Owen Bevan followed up to smash the ball into the roof of the net.   In the melee that followed the St Ives keeper appeared to push Bevan to the ground and the St Neots players’ retaliation earned him a red card with the keeper seeing yellow.   Down to ten men St Neots continued to look the better side and in added time Ben Southwood ballooned a good chance over the bar from a Williams cross and then took on the last two defenders before again shooting off target.   St Neots:  Jeckells, Collins, Piesse, Donkin, Clarke (I), Humphrey, Williams. Nurettin, Southwood, Bevan, Eldridge Subs used:  Taylor (L), Waites (not used) Chambers, Clarke (H) and Taylor (C) Cards:  Bevan (RED – 83), Eldridge (Y – 63), Humphrey (Y – 78), Clarke (Y – 80) Goals:  Southwood (60), Bevan (82)   St Ives:  Smith (T), Smith (E), Zoric, Short, Sheppeard, Polhos, Davidson, Lloyd, Wright, Dias, Anenou Subs used:  Saunders (not used) Kwiatowski, McFarlane, McDaid and Vaz Cards:  Dias (Y – 65), Saunders (Y – 66) Goals:  Dias – pen – (78)     John Walker
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