St Neots Town U18 4:1 Haverhill Rovers U18
Match
10
St Neots Town U18 4 : 1
Haverhill Rovers U18
Monday 07 November, 2016 19:45

 

Thurlow Nunn Cambridge Division

 

ST NEOTS TOWN U18       4        HAVERHILL U 18      1

 

St Neots moved fourteen points ahead at the top of the Cambridge Division table in the Thurlow Nunn League with this latest victory but their task was not made easy by a spirited performance from visiting Haverhill, currently bottom of the league table.   The visitors never gave up trying despite not creating a single goal scoring chance other than the consolation goal gifted to them by some sloppy defending.   St Neots had most of the possession but their finishing was not sharp enough on the night with several good openings going begging.   However, with eight wins and a draw in their last nine league outings they are the team to catch.

 

Shae Humphrey bust through to bring the first save of the match from visiting keeper George Jenkinson but it was Andre Williams who was the early scourge of the Haverhill defence setting up Luke Taylor to head over the bar and then beating three players only to see Jenkinson push his effort onto a post at full stretch.  The keeper then saved well after a surging Sam Piesse run and shot but the breakthrough came after 22 minutes when a Luke Taylor flick freed Jack Eldridge to beat the keeper with a low finish.   The keeper then saved from Isaac Clarke and Humphrey and after 33 minutes Jonathan Riley doubled the lead with a shot in off a post after beating two defenders.   Two minutes before the break a misunderstanding between St Neots’ goalkeeper and a defender gifted James Judge with a tap in finish to record what was to be Haverhill’s consolation goal.

 

After the break St Neots continued to dominate and Jenkinson saved well from Eldridge.   After 54 minutes Shae Humphrey cut in from the right to beat the keeper with a low shot to make it 3-1 and eleven minutes later the same player rose above the Haverhill defence to head in a Piesse corner.   Eldridge contrived to shoot over from five yards and Humphrey though he had completed his hat trick when he headed in when Jenkinson parried a Ben Southwood effort but he was ruled offside.   Further chances fell to Callum Taylor, Southwood and Owen Bevan but St Neots failed to penetrate the visiting defence again and had to settle for a 4-1 score line.   Their next two matches in November are both at home and that will complete their home fixtures for the season.

 

St Neots:  Jeckells, Riley, Piesse, Clarke, Rudman, Heywood, Eldridge, Donkin, Luke Taylor, Humphrey, Williams

 

Subs used:  Southwood, Nurettin, Hutchings, Callum Taylor, Bevan.

 

Cards:  none

 

Goals:  Humphrey (2), Eldridge, Riley

 

John Walker

 

Thurlow Nunn Cambridge Division

 

ST NEOTS TOWN U18       4        HAVERHILL U 18      1

 

St Neots moved fourteen points ahead at the top of the Cambridge Division table in the Thurlow Nunn League with this latest victory but their task was not made easy by a spirited performance from visiting Haverhill, currently bottom of the league table.   The visitors never gave up trying despite not creating a single goal scoring chance other than the consolation goal gifted to them by some sloppy defending.   St Neots had most of the possession but their finishing was not sharp enough on the night with several good openings going begging.   However, with eight wins and a draw in their last nine league outings they are the team to catch.

 

Shae Humphrey bust through to bring the first save of the match from visiting keeper George Jenkinson but it was Andre Williams who was the early scourge of the Haverhill defence setting up Luke Taylor to head over the bar and then beating three players only to see Jenkinson push his effort onto a post at full stretch.  The keeper then saved well after a surging Sam Piesse run and shot but the breakthrough came after 22 minutes when a Luke Taylor flick freed Jack Eldridge to beat the keeper with a low finish.   The keeper then saved from Isaac Clarke and Humphrey and after 33 minutes Jonathan Riley doubled the lead with a shot in off a post after beating two defenders.   Two minutes before the break a misunderstanding between St Neots’ goalkeeper and a defender gifted James Judge with a tap in finish to record what was to be Haverhill’s consolation goal.

 

After the break St Neots continued to dominate and Jenkinson saved well from Eldridge.   After 54 minutes Shae Humphrey cut in from the right to beat the keeper with a low shot to make it 3-1 and eleven minutes later the same player rose above the Haverhill defence to head in a Piesse corner.   Eldridge contrived to shoot over from five yards and Humphrey though he had completed his hat trick when he headed in when Jenkinson parried a Ben Southwood effort but he was ruled offside.   Further chances fell to Callum Taylor, Southwood and Owen Bevan but St Neots failed to penetrate the visiting defence again and had to settle for a 4-1 score line.   Their next two matches in November are both at home and that will complete their home fixtures for the season.

 

St Neots:  Jeckells, Riley, Piesse, Clarke, Rudman, Heywood, Eldridge, Donkin, Luke Taylor, Humphrey, Williams

 

Subs used:  Southwood, Nurettin, Hutchings, Callum Taylor, Bevan.

 

Cards:  none

 

Goals:  Humphrey (2), Eldridge, Riley

 

John Walker