Wednesday, 05 April 2017 14:13
  Andy Davies steps down as Academy Manager       Andy Davies has notified the club that he intends to stand down as Academy Manger at the end of the season.  Andy has been instrumental in bringing the Academy set up together over the last three years and as such, we would like to go on record and thank Andy for all the hard work, time and energy he has put in.   Andy will remain as lead coach on the Football Scholarship Programme   We are currently in discussions with a number of possible candidates that we believe will help to take the Academy forward for next season and beyond.  
Tuesday, 04 April 2017 18:59
  Thurlow Nunn Cambridge Division HISTON U18        0        ST NEOTS TOWN U18       4          This was St Neots’ first league match since December having completed all but two of their games prior to Christmas.   However, it was a vital win over mid-table Histon because a victory in their last match at home to Ely on 25th April will guarantee them the League Championship for the first time.   If St Neots lose, then after other results only Newmarket can overhaul the young Saints but to do so they must win all four of their remaining matches.   This match was effectively won in the first fifteen minutes because the visitors produced a blistering start and were 3-0 up in that period.   After he had put his first effort on the roof of the net two minutes earlier Ben Southwood opened the scoring after five minutes when he met an Andre Williams cross at the far post.   Two minutes later the roles were reversed as Southwood fed Williams and his delightful lob over advancing home keeper Owen Peck doubled the lead.   Rampant St Neots then made it 3-0 following a Sam Piesse corner that was not cleared, Shae Humphrey netted through a packed penalty area.   After that the first half became a little scrappy with Histon defending well and St Neots struggling to find real quality in their approach.   The home side almost replied after 21 minutes but Evan Jeckells produced a fine save to deny Luke Sargent.   With a County Cup Final on their agenda just four days hence and a League Cup quarter Final next week, St Neots can be forgiven for taking their collective foot off the gas in the second half.   However, they continued to dominate possession after the break and a combination of careless finishing a good goalkeeping denied further goals for Southwood, Williams and Owen Bevan who shot over the bar from five yards.   Seven minutes from time the fourth goal came from a Williams right wing cross sliced past his goalkeeper by a Histon defender.   So now it is onward to potential Cup glory for the youngsters.       St Neots:  Jeckells, Riley, Piesse, Donkin, Clarke, Holloman, Williams. Nurettin, Southwood, Bevan, Humphrey   Subs used:  Taylor, Eldridge, Collins and Chambers.   Cards:  Southwood (Y – 44)   Goals:  Southwood, Williams,Humphrey and OG   John Walker  
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 19:46
Hunts U18 Cup Semi-Final GODMANCHESTER U18      1       ST NEOTS TOWN U18       3        (played at St Neots) St Neots U18’s won their way through to their third County Cup Final in the last seven years with a comfortable victory over visiting Godmanchester.   The match was switched to St Neots at the request of the opposition who struggled to impose themselves on the match.   The home side were below their best but never looked likely to lose and they now move on to face St Ives U18’s in the Cup Final at Eynesbury on 7th April. St Neots began well dominating much of the first half.   Ben Southwood brought a good save from visiting keeper Tom Brooks after six minutes and three minutes later Andre Williams saw his free kick rebound from a post with the keeper beaten.   However, within a minute St Neots were ahead as Sam Donkin threaded a cross ball past defenders to find Jack Eldridge and he outpaced his marker to open the scoring.   After 18 minutes, it was 2-0 as Ben Southwood netted from close range after a neat build up by Kieran Waites and Eldridge.   Little was seen of the visiting attack although Shae Humphrey headed off the line after a mistake by his goalkeeper.   Godmanchester’s best first half effort came four minutes before the break when the hardworking Michael Speed brought a good save from Evan Jeckells. After half time, St Neots became less positive seemingly happy to rest on their two goals advantage.   The match went through a scrappy period – the feature being the solidity of the St Neots defence marshalled by skipper Isaac Clarke.   Then after 65 minutes they received a wake-up call as Rowan Chapman was perfectly placed at the far post to convert Speed’s cross and give the visitors some hope.   However, St Neots responded swiftly with Sam Piesse testing Brooks with a well struck free kick and Williams shooting narrowly wide.   The clinching goal arrived ten minutes from time when man of the match Erhan Nurettin deservedly marked his performance with a sweetly struck shot from 25 yards that left Brooks anchored to the spot.   Godmanchester refused to give up and Speed had an effort cleared off the line late in the game.   St Neots:  Jeckells, Collins, Piesse, Donkin, Clarke, Humphrey, Eldridge, Waites, Southwood, Nurettin, Williams Subs used:  Bevan, Chambers, Taylor (C) and Taylor (L). Cards:  Southwood (Y – 55), Collins (Y – 63) Goals:  Eldridge (9 mins), Southwood (18 mins), Nurettin (80 mins)   John Walker
Tuesday, 11 October 2016 08:21
  Thurlow Nunn Cambridge Division ST NEOTS TOWN U18       4        ROYSTON TOWN U18      2   St Neots U18 side strengthened their lead at the top of the Cambridge Division of the Thurlow Nunn League with a remarkable victory over visiting Royston.   The result was remarkable because St Neots had to come back from behind in the first half and was reduced to ten men on the stroke of half time.   They then went behind a second time after the break but scored three goals in a seven minutes’ spell to claim all three points.    Their goals came from substitute Luke Taylor and Zac Rudman who both scored twice – defender Rudman on the score sheet for the first time since November 2015 – his only goal last season!   The visitors took a surprise lead with a harshly awarded penalty kick after just eight minutes when Manny Loye taking on the St Neots defence collided with goalkeeper Evan Jeckells and the Referee pointed to the spot with Sean Koya converting.   St Neots seemed unfazed by this setback and laid siege to the Royston goal and were on terms just four minutes later when a Ben Southwood corner was not cleared and Zac Rudman netted from close range.   That goal set the pattern for the first half with St Neots dominating but Jordan Clinton wasted their best chance firing over the bar from six yards.   Visiting keeper Ben Dolman was in fine form frustrating the home side with good saved to deny Clinton and Andre Williams and the visitors survived until the break.   Three minutes into first half added time Erhan Nurettin was sent off for allegedly aiming a remark towards an Assistant Referee.   The ten men came out playing positive attacking football after the break and both Williams and Southwood forced fine saves from Dolman.   Then against the run of play after 70 minutes the visitors were ahead again as Lewis Norman took advantage of slack defending.  However, with all their substitutes utilised St Neots were not to be denied and with fifteen minutes remaining substitute Luke Taylor got on the end of a Southwood free kick to level the scores.   Six minutes later St Neots were ahead for the first time in the match when Zac Rudman was on the end of another Southwood delivery and a minute later Luke Taylor netted after a great run by Williams.   It was a thoroughly deserved victory in the face of adversity.   St Neots Town:  Jeckells, Collins, Heywood, Donkin, Rudman, Riley, Callum Taylor, Nurettin, Williams, Clinton, Southwood   Subs used:  Gooderham, Clarke, Luke Taylor, Hutchings, Humphrey.   Cards:  Nurettin (RED – 45+3), Rudman (Y – 16)   Goals:  Luke Taylor (2), Rudman (2)   John Walker  
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 14:33
  Thurlow Nunn Cambridge Division   ST NEOTS TOWN U18       3        NEWMARKET U18      2   St Neots U18 side preserved their 100% start to the season in the most dramatic way when they claimed a winning goal in time added after an incident packed second half.  Their visitors Newmarket U18’s had enjoyed a good campaign last season finishing third in the table one point and one place above their hosts and arrived at the Premier Plus stadium with a victory in their only other completed match this season.   Having dominated much of the first half without turning their superior possession into goals, St Neots looked to have tossed away their chances of victory as they carelessly conceded two goals early in the second half.   However, their spirited reply brought its reward and all three points.   In the first ten minutes of the match the home side created four good chances with Erhan Nurettin volleying over the bar when well placed, Ben Southwood and Andre Williams bringing smart saves from visiting keeper Oliver Froud and then Claudio Ofosu seeing his effort pushed for a corner.   Newmarket’s first effort on goal came just before the 20 minutes’ mark when the unmarked Alastair Conway completely misjudged a header from an Ethan Murphy cross and Evan Jeckells saved comfortably.  Ofosu went off feeling unwell and St Neots lost some of their attacking impetus allowing the visitors to come into the match and the first half finished goalless.   Half time substitutions saw the introduction of the lively Luke Taylor who went close with an early effort and then Shae Humphrey went clear but Froud left his line to smother the shot.   St Neots were now dictating play but in a three minutes’ spell around the hour the match took a dramatic turn-about.   After 59 minutes’ skipper Isaac Clark dwelt on a clearance and was dispossessed by Jordan Finnergan who went on to open the scoring for the visitors and worse was to follow three minutes later when Owen Bevan carelessly brought down Samuel Chapman and Alastair Conway confidently rapped home the penalty to give Newmarket a surprise 2-0 lead.   However straight from the restart Luke Taylor netted from close range to put St Neots back in the match.   Nine minutes from time Froud conceded a corner at the feet of Williams and from the corner Luke Taylor levelled the scores.   In time added Froud failed to collect a cross and Shae Humphrey took advantage claiming the unlikely winning goal.   St Neots:  Jeckells, Chambers,Riley, Donkin, Rudman, Clarke, Humphrey, Ofosu, Nurettin, Williams, Humphrey, Southwood.   Subs used:  Taylor (C), Taylor (L), Dixon, Waites and Bevan   Cards:  none   Goals:  Taylor (L) (2), Humphrey   John Walker  
Thursday, 09 June 2016 19:43
Here at St Neots Town FC we are very mindful that not all Football Scholars want to remain in full time education so with this in mind we have added two additional pathways that will sit comfortably alongside our current excellent fulltime Football Scholarship Programme. Save
Friday, 27 May 2016 12:39
After the successful open trial held on Wednesday 25th May at The Premier Plus Stadium, another trial date has been announced due to continued interest from potential Scholars and their parents. The next trial will be held on Saturday June 11th 2016 at Rowley Park and will take place on our 3G training pitch, so appropriate footwear should be worn. Registration will take place at  10:30am ready for an 11:00am start Again, look forward to seeing faces new and old......
Thursday, 26 May 2016 12:33
  First Team Management Team and Assistant Academy Manager   We are very excited to announce that Andy Davies and Robbie O'keefe will become Joint first team managers for the foreseeable future. Robbie, who will continue to work full time in his position as the Stevenage FC Academy Manager, has had successful spells managing at step 3 in the past and has a wealth of football knowledge and experience.  Andy Davies is well known to us all and successfully guided the club to safety after being asked to take over first team duties in January 2016   Iain Parr - Director of Football "We are very much looking forward to working with both Andy and Robbie. Our remit was simple, to put a management team in charge that had experience managing at this level but would also help us achieve our long term ambitions at recruiting and developing the very best  talent.  A well balanced squad, experience together with exceptional younger footballers,  is the blue print that we believe is the right path to following for long term success, growth and stability. We still have a number of targets to pursue but thus far we are very happy with this seasons recruitment"   First Team Goal keeper Coach Gary Dean joins us as our first team Goal keeping coach for next season. Gary, who started his career as an apprentice at Colchester Utd and has also represented Histon FC, will also oversee our Goal keeping coaching for our Academy and Scholarship Programme  andthis will give us a clear pathway from U9's through to the first team. Assistant Academy Manager Ben Yeomans has accepted the position of Assistant Academy Manager. At just twenty four years old, Ben is an exceptional young coach who has a very bright future in the game and first came to our attention when we invited him on the Barcelona Tour a few months back. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome Robbie, Gary and Ben to the Club
Monday, 23 May 2016 18:07
The next open trial date for potential Academy players for Season 2016/17 has been confirmed. If you will be playing at U13 / U14 / U15 or U16 next season (2016/17) and would be interested in being part of the successful Mick George Youth Academy, then please come along to the Rowley Park Stadium Complex on SUNDAY 5th JUNE at 10:00am. Please note that the trials will take place on our 3G Pitch so appropriate footwear should be worn. If you want to be part of this great Club , please register your interest with our Academy Manager - Andy Davies on 07725975778 or alternatively, email Andy at \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   We look forward to seeing you all there......
Tuesday, 10 May 2016 11:51
Local business and St Neots Town FC Academy sponsor Tackwood Services Ltd have agreed to further support our football development programme by offering a referral system for new and existing customers. Tackwood has been trading for 45 years and during this time have built up an enviable reputation within the community for quality service. It's extremely important that we as a football club do all we can to ensure we work with the best local business and as such Tackwood, who already sponsor our Academy U12's team, and looks after our Scholar's mini Bus, have agreed to increase the level of support they offer. For every new or existing customer who takes their Vehicle (Cars, Vans, Lorries Motor homes etc) for MOT, service or repair at Tackwood's (and completes and submits a referral form) our Academy will get a kick back reward of £5 for existing customers and £10 for new customers. All money raised will go directly into purchasing much needed nets, balls and other equipment as well as allowing St Neots Town FC to continue to support Grassroots Football clubs with free use of the 3G astro for Saturday and Sunday matchday fixtures. Just 10 new customers a month will generate £1,200 a year!!! All you have to do is fill out a referral form  and then give Tackwood a call (01480 214340) to book your Vehicle in and present the form on arrival. Click here to download the referral form Click here for more information on Tackwoods services   Lee KearnsChairman"Every time we talk to Tackwood they come up with a new idea about how they can put something back into the community. It's not just the sponsorship of the Academy Under 12's, it's the fact that they recognize that we support Grassroots football and therefore have insisted that any money raised be put back into making sure that we can continue to offer the 3G astro free of charge for Grassroots Saturday and Sunday fixtures and the function rooms for youth football fundraisers which is brilliant as well as helping us generate much needed funds to purchase new nets and equipment" Dionne WoodwardTackwood Vehicle, Service and MOT Centre"As a local, thriving business we are thrilled to offer this initiative and put something back into the community. St Neots Football Club are moving forward and we applaud them for their long term vision in providing the town with a football facility for all. We are extremely happy and proud to support them.”  
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