There was reason to celebrate this weekend with the Ives reserves winning their cup final on Friday night against Melbourn FC in their first season. Meanwhile, the Ives ladies firsts also progressed to the semi final of the cup as well after winning on penalties against Wodson Park.
Below are the results and reports from matches around the club including the ladies, reserves and youth teams.
St Ives Reserves 3 – 0 Melbourn FC
Watch the highlights here: https://youtu.be/zmoPG2vQP2w
St Ives Ladies Firsts 2 – 2 (5-3 penalties) Wodson Park
Watch the highlights here: https://youtu.be/A4R67pIQNRk
St Ives Ladies Seconds 1 – 6 Park Ladies
A really tough game today against a physically strong team and high winds made the conditions not ideal. With only 5 players the team really did battle hard and all of them looked very tired after a full 40 minutes each. Man of the match went out to Henry for not only playing well on the pitch but also making some great saves playing in goal for 2 quarters. McDonald’s on the way home for the whole team was a well deserved treat.
Ives 1 – 4 Peterborough RTC Blue
A disappointing result in what was actually a closely fought contest against the top of the table team. For much of the match we played the better football and the result once again was not reflective of the team performance.
First half finished 1-1 and we were firmly on the front foot. Unfortunately two very early goals conceded in the 2nd half knocked the wind out of our sails and we were then up against it. The boys battled to the end and showed great character in horrible playing conditions.
Ives 6 – 1 St Neots Town
Ives 3 – 2 Leigh Ramblers
St Ives Town U13 ran out comprehensive winners versus St Neots Town in the Hunts FA County Cup U13 semi final. Goals from Darius (x2), Olly, Filip, James and Tom secured a 6-1 win. Player of the match was Freddie. A great team performance.
Semi-final number two of the weekend for the U13s and the team secure another cup final place, this time in the EJA U13 League Cup. In a hard fought match in horrible conditions away at Leigh Ramblers, the lads had to dig deep especially after having played a tough County Cup Semi final the previous day. After going a goal down playing uphill on a boggy pitch, Whitehead latched on to a Windsor cross and drove the ball into the top of the net for the equaliser just before HT. The boys started the second half strong and Kajfasz added a second after the restart slotting home after a Hollebon slide pass. Mustill added a third with a thunderous strike from outside the area. Leigh pulled a goal back to set up a nervy finish but the boys dug deep to secure the victory and their second final place of the weekend. The first time a St Ives Town team have made an Eastern Junior Alliance (EJA) cup final!
Ives 1 – 2 Walthamstow
St Ives Town U14 Black travelled to Walthamstow for the EJA cup quarter final tie.
St Ives started brightly and created several chances throughout the first half, however conceded a late goal to make it 1-0 at HT.
After the break St Ives equalised when Oscar Quickenden slotted home, St Ives continued to create chances but failed to take advantage. FT 1-1
Extra time, St Ives again continued to create the better chances however conceded from a free kick to make it 2-1 to Walthamstow.
With the game end to end, St Ives pushed for an equaliser and had opportunities in the closing minutes. Unfortunately, despite their best efforts St Ives missed the chance to progress to the semis. A big shout out to the lads today who with a depleted squad gave it their all, we go again!
Ives 3 – 2 Sawston
A hard fought match in difficult windy conditions.
Town showed great character to come from behind to win 3-2 thanks to goals from Wibberley and Windsor (x2).
Players Player of the Match – Sammy Windsor.
Managers Player of the Match – Sidney Reeve.
Ives 1 – 5 Arlesey Town
Ives 2 – 1 Stanway Rovers