Match Preview – St Ives Town v Leiston

ST IVES TOWN FC V LEISTON FC

THE PITCHING IN SOUTHERN FOOTBALL LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION CENTRAL
Saturday 5 February 3pm k.o
Match Sponsor – Thomas Quinn Ltd
Match Ball Sponsor – VM Associates

After securing a place in the final of the Hunts Senior Cup, the Ives turn their attention back to the league and look to build on last weekends draw at Royston’s we welcome Leiston to the Quattro-Tech Westwood Road.

On the player front, 17 year old goalkeeper Eddie Brearey has been brought in on loan from Oxford Utd as back up to James Goff.

Leiston are currently in 7th place in the league table with 42 points from 27 games.  Click here for Leiston’s fixtures & results.

Our programme is online only. (Click here to view / download it).

Admission Prices*
Adults – £11
Concessions (over 65) – £8
Military Discount (with ID Card) – £5
Students (with ID Card) – £5
U16’s – 12 – £2
U12’s – Free (Accompanied with an adult)
*Pay at the gate (cash only)

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Match Preview – Royston Town v St Ives Town

ROYSTON TOWN v ST IVES TOWN FC

The Pitching In Southern League Premier Central – Saturday 29 January 15:00

The Ives make the relatively short trip to Hertfordshire looking to climb the table once more after the disappointing 0-4 reverse at the hands of Hitchin 2 weeks ago.

Two more players have been brought in to the Ives fold. Midfielder Elliot Kettle joins having previously been at Hitchin, Biggleswade, Grays & East Thurrock. Also joining the Ives on loan from Northampton Town is winger Liam Cross who makes a welcome return having scored 4 goals in 15 appearances earlier this season.

The Crows are currently in 8th place with 36 points from 28 games. Click here for Royston’s fixtures & results.

Royston Town
Garden Walk
Royston
Herts
SG8 7HP

Admission Prices
Adults – £10
Concessions (Over 65) – £6
Under 16 – £2

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St Ives Town v Eynesbury Rovers – Tuesday 18 January

ST IVES TOWN FC V EYNESBURY ROVERS FC

Huntingdonshire Senior Cup Quarter-Final
Tuesday 18 January 7:45pm k.o

We welcome Eynesbury Rovers to the Quattro-Tech Westwood Road on Tuesday evening for a Hunts Senior Cup Fixture.

This is the only quarter final fixture in this competition as the other entrants (Godmanchester, St Neots & Yaxley) have all received byes in to the semi-finals.

Eynesbury currently ply their trade at step 5 in the United Counties League Premier South Division and are currently in 15th position. Former Ives players Tom Spark, Scott Sinclair & Luke Knight currently play for Rovers. Click here for their results and fixtures.

Our match day programmes are online only. Click here to view / download.

Admission prices have been reduced for this fixture, however, season tickets are not valid.

Admission Prices
Adults – £7
Concessions (over 65) – £4
Military Discount (with ID Card) – £4
Students (with ID Card) – £4
U16’s – 12 – £2
U12’s – Free (Accompanied with an adult)
*Pay at the gate (cash only)

 

Fixtures update

Our away league game at Hitchin Town has been brought forward from 12 Feb and will now be played on Saturday 15 January, 3pm kick off.

We have been drawn at home to Eynesbury Rovers in the quarter final of the Hunts Senior Cup which will take place on Tuesday 18 January, 7:45pm kick off.

Match Preview – AFC Rushden & Diamonds v St Ives Town

AFC RUSHDEN & DIAMONDS v ST IVES TOWN FC

The Pitching In Southern League Premier Central – Saturday 1 January 15:00

The Ives head to Northants for this New Years Day Derby looking to build on recent form and climb away from the relegation places.

On the player front, goalkeeper Ben Heath has been released. Along with the recent signing of James Goff, Ricky & Mike have also brought in another goalkeeper in 20 year old Lewis Patching. Former Northampton Town apprentice Lewis was recently with Hemel Hempstead.

Diamonds are currently in 7th place with 34 points from 22 games.  Click here for R&D’s fixtures & results.

AFC Rushden & Diamonds
Hayden Road
Rushden
Northamptonshire 
NN10 0HX

Admission Prices*
Adults – £11
Concessions (Over 60 & U16) – £8
Under 8 – Free
*CARD ONLY PAYMENT. CASH NOT ACCEPTED AT THE TURNSTILE.
Ticket can also be purchased ahead of the game. Click Here

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Match Preview – St Ives Town v Biggleswade Town

ST IVES TOWN FC V BIGGLESWADE TOWN FC

THE PITCHING IN SOUTHERN FOOTBALL LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION CENTRAL
Monday 27 December 1pm k.o

The Ives head into this game on the back of an exciting 5-4 win at Barwell last Saturday which propelled them up to 14th position in the league table.

The Waders are currently in 16th place in the league table, 2 points behind the Ives but with 4 games in hand.  Click here for Biggleswade Town’s fixtures & results.

Our programme is online only. (Click here to view / download it).

We are supporting Shelter’s #nohomekit campaign and will be wearing our away orange kit for this game. Click here for more details and to donate.

Admission Prices*
Adults – £11
Concessions (over 65) – £8
Military Discount (with ID Card) – £5
Students (with ID Card) – £5
U16’s – 12 – £2
U12’s – Free (Accompanied with an adult)
*Pay at the gate (cash only)

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Match Preview – Barwell v St Ives Town

BARWELL FC v ST IVES TOWN FC

The Pitching In Southern League Premier Central – Saturday 18 December 15:00

The Ives head to Leicestershire looking for an immediate bounce back after their 0-1 defeat at Bromsgrove last weekend.

Ricky & Mike have been busy once again on the player recruitment front withy 2 additions this week. The first is 18 year old defender Ben Watt who joins on loan from Oxford Utd. The second is Callum Westwood who also plays in defence joining from Corby Town. Callum has also played for Nuneaton and Stratford this season.

Barwell are just one point ahead of the Ives on 21 points having both played 22 games. However, Barwell’s first 14 games were all away from home as they were having a 3G pitch laid. Click here for Barwell’s fixtures & results.

Barwell FC
Kirkby Road
Barwell
Leicestershire
LE9 8FQ

Admission Prices
Adults – £10
Concessions – £6
Under 16 – £3
Under 11 – Free

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Match Preview – Bromsgrove Sporting v St Ives Town

BROMSGROVE SPORTING FC v ST IVES TOWN FC

The Pitching In Southern League Premier Central – Saturday 11 December 15:00

A week after relieving Banbury of their unbeaten league run last week, the ives head to Worcestershire on the back of a 3 game unbeaten run.

On the player front Camron McWilliams has departed the club to sign for Nuneaton Borough.

The two teams only met 3 games ago playing out an entertaining 2-2 draw. Sporting are on level points with the Ives (20) but have a superior game difference and 4 games in hand. Click here to view their results / fixtures.

Bromsgrove Sporting FC
TheVictoria Ground
Birmingham Road
Bromsgrove
Worcestershire 
B61 0DR

Admission Prices
Adults – £12
Concessions – £9 (aged 65+)
Under 17-12 – £6
Junior (3-11) – £1

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Match Preview – St Ives Town v Banbury United

ST IVES TOWN FC V BANBURY UNITED FC

THE PITCHING IN SOUTHERN FOOTBALL LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION CENTRAL
Saturday 4 December 3pm k.o

The Ives head into this game on the back of two 2-2 draws against an unbeaten Banbury United.

Oxford Utd goalkeeper Mackenzie Chapman joins the Ives on an initial one month loan ahead of tomorrow’s game as Paul White left the club this week to join Peterborough Sports and Ben Heath is suspended following his red card at Lowestoft last Saturday. Coincidentally Mackenzie has also played for Banbury this season on loan.

The Puritans are the last remaining unbeaten team in the division with 13 wins & 3 draws. They also reached the 1st round of the FA Cup before bowing out in front of the cameras at the hands of Barrow.  Click here for Banbury United’s fixtures & results.

The two clubs have met at WWR on 3 occasions with all 3 games ending in draws. We last met here on 24/11/18 in an entertaining 2-2 draw with the Ives going 2-0 up in the first 6 minutes. You can read the match report from our archives by clicking here.

Our programme is online only. (Click here to view / download it).

Admission Prices*
Adults – £11
Concessions (over 65) – £8
Military Discount (with ID Card) – £5
Students (with ID Card) – £5
U16’s – 12 – £2
U12’s – Free (Accompanied with an adult)
*Pay at the gate (cash only)

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Match Preview – St Ives Town v Peterborough Sports

ST IVES TOWN FC V PETERBOROUGH SPORTS FC

THE PITCHING IN SOUTHERN FOOTBALL LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION CENTRAL
Saturday 20 November 3pm k.o

The Ives head into this game after a 1-3 defeat at Rushall Olympic on Tuesday. However they will be looking to build on the 2-1 victory over Redditch at WWR the previous Tuesday.

Sports started the season as the bookies favourites for the title and are very much in the mix with 36 points from 14 games. Click here for Peterborough Sports fixtures & results.

Our programme is online only. (Click here to view / download it).

Admission Prices*
Adults – £11
Concessions (over 65) – £8
Military Discount (with ID Card) – £5
Students (with ID Card) – £5
U16’s – 12 – £2
U12’s – Free (Accompanied with an adult)
*Pay at the gate (cash only)

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U12’s Open Training Session – Recruitment for 2022/23 season – DATE CHANGE

St. Ives Town FC are delighted to announce that we are hosting an open training session as we look for additions to our squad for the 2022/23 season at U13’s. The team currently play in the Peterborough District Junior Alliance Division 1 but are preparing to enter the Eastern Junior Alliance league at U13’s in the 2022/23 season, many see this as the most competitive league in the Eastern Region and sits between Academy and County League Football. Matches are played on a Sunday so this allows players to continue with their Saturday teams.

The team is led by UEFA B and FA Level 2 coaches and the club have recently announced a partnership programme with Peterborough Utd, where players will get opportunities within that scheme to showcase their abilities. Friendlies are also arranged throughout the season against professional club youth teams.

If your child is in current school year 7 for the 2021-2022 academic year and is looking for an exciting extra playing opportunity to develop and enjoy a new challenge for next season, then please find below the details of how you can register your interest or request further information.

Open Training Session Monday 29th November 2021.
Time: 18:20pm arrival 20:00pm finish.
Venue: St Ives Town FC, Westwood Road, St Ives, Cambs, PE27 6DT.
How to book: Please email sityfcu12@gmail.co

Booking is required to allow numbers attending to be managed.

Match Preview – St Ives Town v Redditch United

ST IVES TOWN FC V REDDITCH UNITED FC

THE PITCHING IN SOUTHERN FOOTBALL LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION CENTRAL
Tuesday 9 November 7:45pm k.o

After Hitchin’s victory last night the Ives head into this game at the bottom of the table, however a win this evening could potentially send us several places up the table and out of the relegation zone.

Redditch are currently in 14th place with 14 points from 14 League games. Click here for Redditch’s fixtures & results.

Our programme is online only. (Click here to view / download it).

Admission Prices*
Adults – £11
Concessions (over 65) – £8
Military Discount (with ID Card) – £5
Students (with ID Card) – £5
U16’s – 12 – £2
U12’s – Free (Accompanied with an adult)
*Pay at the gate (cash only)

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Mike Ford & Anton Sambrook join the Ives Management Team

The club is delighted to announce that Mike Ford & Anton Sambrook have joined the first team management team. Mike will be working alongside Ricky in a joint managerial capacity. Anton will be taking on the role of first team coach.

Mike Ford – Joint Manager

Hugely experienced ex professional footballer Mike has joined the Ives in November 2021 as a joint manager working alongside existing manager Ricky Marheineke. Having enjoyed sixteen years as a successful player with Cardiff City where he made almost 200 appearances over two stints and Oxford United where he clocked up almost 300 matches. Mike began his managerial career in a caretaker role at Oxford United in 2000 before going on to successfully manage Oxford City for five years including winning promotion to Conference South with the Hoops in 2011/12 season. After leaving Marsh Lane at the end of 2013/14 season he then took a break before returning to the hot seat at Banbury United where he also took the Puritans to promotion in his first season with the club. Leaving the club at the end of 2019/20 season he has again taken a break from the game before returning to it again with the Ives.

 

Anton Sambrook – First Team Coach

Anton has joined the Ives with Mike Ford in November 2021 to head up the coaching team. He has behind him the experience of playing over 100 games for Banbury United before taking the step up to become assistant manager of the very successful Puritans side of the late 2010’s where he was Mike’s number two. He also has on his CV periods managing Hook Norton and Cogenhoe United. 

 

We welcome both Mike and Anton to the club and wish you both success in your respective roles.

Photos from the Banbury United website.

Match Preview – St Ives Town v Needham Market

DST IVES TOWN FC V NEEDHAM MARKET FC

THE BUILDBASE FA TROPHY – 3RD ROUND QUALIFYING
Saturday 30 October 3pm k.o

The Ives put their league troubles to one side tomorrow as we welcome Needham Market to Westwood Road for a FA Trophy encounter.

We have already met twice (both at Bloomfields) this season. The spoils were shared in a 1-1 draw in the league and Needham won a tight FA Cup game 1-0.

The Marketmen had to wait over 2 months for their first league victory which was a resounding 6-1 thumping at Hitchin Town. This was then followed up with a 3-0 victory over Biggleswade Town.  Click here for Needham’s fixtures & results.

Our programme is online only. (Click here to view / download it).

Admission Prices*
Adults – £11
Concessions (over 65) – £8
Military Discount (with ID Card) – £5
Students (with ID Card) – £5
U16’s – 12 – £2
U12’s – Free (Accompanied with an adult)
*Pay at the gate (cash only)

Season tickets are not valid for this fixture

Match Preview – St Ives Town v Hednesford Town

ST IVES TOWN FC V HEDNESFORD TOWN FC

THE PITCHING IN SOUTHERN FOOTBALL LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION CENTRAL
Saturday 23 October 3pm k.o

The Ives head into this game after ending a winless run of 11 games with a 1-0 victory over Hitchin Town last Tuesday.

Hednesford have had a good start to the season with 20 points from 12 League games. Click here for Hednesford’s fixtures & results.

Our programme is online only. (Click here to view / download it).

Admission Prices*
Adults – £11
Concessions (over 65) – £8
Military Discount (with ID Card) – £5
Students (with ID Card) – £5
U16’s – 12 – £2
U12’s – Free (Accompanied with an adult)
*Pay at the gate (cash only)

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Match Preview – St Ives Town v Hitchin Town

ST IVES TOWN FC V HITCHIN TOWN FC

THE PITCHING IN SOUTHERN FOOTBALL LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION CENTRAL
Tuesday 19 October 7:45pm k.o

Tonight’s match against relatively local side Hitchin Town is a tasty looking fixture, albeit for the wrong reasons as the Ives and the Canaries are sitting 3rd bottom & bottom respectively. Hitchin suffered a similar result last Saturday to Ives heavy at home to Royston when they were at the hands of a 1-6 reverse at home to Needham market.

Click here for Hitchin’s fixtures & results.

Our programme is online only. (Click here to view / download it).

Admission Prices*
Adults – £11
Concessions (over 65) – £8
Military Discount (with ID Card) – £5
Students (with ID Card) – £5
U16’s – 12 – £2
U12’s – Free (Accompanied with an adult)
*Pay at the gate (cash only)

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Match Preview – St Ives Town v Royston Town

ST IVES TOWN FC V ROYSTON TOWN FC

THE PITCHING IN SOUTHERN FOOTBALL LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION CENTRAL
Saturday 9 October 3pm k.o

Sponsored by – ‘In Memory of Bryan Moore’

The Ives welcome local rivals Royston Town to WWR tomorrow as we look to break the run of 9 games without a win.

After a patchy start to the season which culminated in losing to lower league Mildenhall in the FA Cup, the Crows are unbeaten in 6, winning their last 5 games. Click here for their fixtures & results.

Our programme is online only. (Click here to view / download it).

Admission Prices*
Adults – £11
Concessions (over 65) – £8
Military Discount (with ID Card) – £5
Students (with ID Card) – £5
U16’s – 12 – £2
U12’s – Free (Accompanied with an adult)
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Match Preview – St Ives Town v Barwell

ST IVES TOWN FC V BARWELL FC

THE PITCHING IN SOUTHERN FOOTBALL LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION CENTRAL
Tuesday 28 September 7:45pm k.o

With a run of 7 games without a win the Ives will be hoping to end that run when we welcome Barwell to WWR this evening.

Barwell have 6 points from 8 games this season, all of which have been played away from home as they are currently in the process of laying a 3G pitch at their Kirby Road ground. Click here for their fixtures & results.

Our programme is online only. (Click here to view / download it).

Admission Prices
Adults – £11
Concessions (over 65) – £8
Military Discount (with ID Card) – £5
Students (with ID Card) – £5
U16’s – 12 – £2
U12’s – Free (Accompanied with an adult)
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