Category: First Team News

Match Preview – Leamington v St Ives Town

LEAMINGTON V ST IVES TOWN

The Buildbase FA Trophy – 2nd Round
Tuesday 15 December 2020 7:45pm k.o

Having enjoyed a remarkable injury time comeback at Grantham last Thursday, the Ives continue their Trophy journey with a trip to higher league opposition Leamington.

The Brakes ply their trade at step 2 in the National League North. They currently sit in 8th place with 17 points from 11 games. They enter this year’s competition at this stage. Click here for Leamington’s fixtures & results.

Please note that as Leamington is situated in tier 3, the game sadly is being played behind close doors. DO NOT travel to the game as you will not be allowed in. You can, however, watch it from the comfort of your home as it is being streamed live. Click here for more details on how to purchase.

The tie will be decided on the night with it going straight to penalties if the score is level after 90 minutes.

The winners of this tie will travel to National League side Wrexham this coming Saturday (19 Dec) in round 3.

Match Preview – Grantham Town v St Ives Town

GRANTHAM TOWN V ST IVES TOWN

The Buildbase FA Trophy – 1st Round
Thursday 10 December 2020 7:45pm k.o

Although the league campaign is currently paused, the FA Trophy is continuing as per schedule and the Ives head to Lincolnshire for a 1st round clash against Grantham Town.

The Gingerbreads ply their trade at step 3 in the Northern Premier League. They currently sit in 21st place with 3 points from 8 games. They won 2-0 at Yaxley in the previous round. Click here for Grantham’s fixtures & results.

Please note that as Grantham is situated in tier 3, the game sadly is being played behind close doors. DO NOT travel to the game as you will not be allowed in. You can, however, watch it from the comfort of your home as it is being streamed live via Facebook. Click here for more details on how to purchase.

A match day programme is also available. Click here to purchase.

As per the previous round, the tie will be decided with it going straight to penalties if the score is level after 90 minutes.

This game was postponed on Tuesday 8 December due to a frozen pitch and rescheduled for Thursday 10 December.

The draw for the next two rounds have been made. The winners of tonights tie will travel to National League North side Leamington next Tuesday (15 Dec) in round 2. The winners of that tie will then travel to National League side Wrexham on Saturday 19 Dec in round 3.

Match Preview – St Ives Town v Stafford Rangers

ST IVES TOWN FC V STAFFORD RANGERS FC

THE BUILDBASE FA TROPHY – THIRD ROUND QUALIFYING
Saturday 31 October 3:00pm
Match Sponsor
Match Ball Sponsor – The Trading Floor St Ives

A last gasp winner at home to Leiston last Tuesday was enough to make it 3 home wins out of 3 this season.

Rangers are still looking for their first league win of the season, however they had a fantastic FA Cup run before losing to Skelmersdale Utd in the 4th round qualifying. Click here for Stafford’s fixtures & results.

The two sides have met in they competition before in the 1st round qualifying (28 Oct 17) with Rangers running out 6-0 winners. Only Ben Seymour-Shove remains from the team that took to the Marston Rd pitch that day. Line up – Marsden, Short, Jarrold, Smith, Kelly, Draycott, Clark, McGowan (Capt), Ogbonna, Seymour-Shove, Hartley. Subs – Sawyer, Dias, Wright. Att 495.

NHS track & tracing will be in place at the turnstiles. For those that do not have use of this facility, you will be able to give your details over to one of our volunteers before you enter the ground.

The bar will be open with a one way system in place. Entry will be via the back entrance. Please adhere to social distancing at all times.

The tea bar will also be open with a reduced menu.

The outside toilet block will be open along with the toilets inside the clubhouse.

The seated stands on the far side will be open for use. Social distancing will also need to be observed if you wish to sit. Family members of up to 6 persons can sit together.

For a full risk assessment, please click on the below to view / download.

Facilities – Part 1

Facilities – Part 2

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) – £4
U16’s – 12 – £2
U12’s – Free (Accompanied with an adult)

Please note that season tickets are not valid for this fixture.

Mitch Austin

The club can tonight confirm the departure of Assistant Manager Mitchell Austin.

Austin, who join the Management team in the summer, has made the decision to take up the vacant managers role at United Counties Premier Division side Harborough Town.

Manager Ricky Marheineke had the following to say:

“Yesterday was a sad day for me personally and a sad day for the club. It’s only been 4 months since he arrived but Mitch has been heavily involved with all preparations and played a huge part in our good start to the season. I know how hard this decision was for Mitch, however, it was an opportunity he couldn’t turn down. I wish him all the very best of luck and I know given time he will be a huge success”

The departure of Mitch means Ricky Marheineke Jim Freeman and Gary Mills will now work as a threesome going forward.

The club would like to put on record their thanks to Mitch for all his hard work, dedication and energy both on and off the pitch. We all wish you the best of luck in your new role.

Match Preview – St Ives Town v Leiston

ST IVES TOWN FC V LEISTON FC

THE PITCHING IN SOUTHERN FOOTBALL LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION CENTRAL
Tuesday 27 October 7:45pm
Match Sponsor

Ernie of St Ives

With another enforced Saturday off due to COVID19, the Ives will be looking to bounce straight back after the defeat at Nuneaton last Tuesday.

Leiston are still looking for their first league win of the season, however they had a fantastic FA Cup run narrowly losing 3-2 to Barnet last Saturday. Click here for Leiston’s fixtures & results.

NHS track & tracing will be in place at the turnstiles. For those that do not have use of this facility, you will be able to give your details over to one of our volunteers before you enter the ground.

The bar will be open with a one way system in place. Entry will be via the back entrance. Please adhere to social distancing at all times.

The tea bar will also be open with a reduced menu.

The outside toilet block will be open along with the toilets inside the clubhouse.

The seated stands on the far side will be open for use. Social distancing will also need to be observed if you wish to sit. Family members of up to 6 persons can sit together.

For a full risk assessment, please click on the below to view / download.

Facilities – Part 1

Facilities – Part 2

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) – £4
U16’s – 12 – £2
U12’s – Free (Accompanied with an adult)

Southern League Premier Central

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Centre forward joins the Ives

The club are delighted to announce the signing of centre forward Michael Harding.

The young powerful striker, who can play anywhere along the front line, signed paperwork over the weekend after joining the squad for training this Saturday.

Michael, 19, is a product of the Northampton Town youth and scholarship system. Harding also spent a short time on loan last season at Vanarama North side Kettering Town FC.

Michael will be available for selection for tomorrow’s fixture at home to Leiston FC at Westwood Rd.

Please join me in welcoming Michael to the club and as always we hope his time with us is both enjoyable and successful.

Nuneaton Borough v St Ives Town

NUNEATON BOROUGH FC v ST IVES TOWN FC

The Pitching In Southern Football League – Premier Division Central
Tuesday 20 October 7:30pm

The Ives make the journey to the midlands this evening as we visit Nuneaton Borough for a rearranged Southern League fixture which was postponed two Saturdays ago due to the COVID-19 outbreak within the Ives squad.

Borough are still looking for their first league victory of the season. Click here for Nuneaton Borough’s fixtures & results.

The game is not all ticket, however tickets can be purchased in advance. Click here to purchase tickets.

Nuneaton Borough FC
Liberty Way

Attleborough Fields Industrial Estate
Nuneaton
Warwickshire
CV11 6RR

Admission Prices
Adults – £12
Concessions – £10
U16s – £3
U11s – Free

Southern League Premier Central

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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
Saturday 17 October 3pm
Match & Match ball Sponsor

VM ASSOCIATES

Even though it’s the middle of October, this is only our second competitive home game of the season due to our self imposed lockdown.

Redditch have had an unbeaten start to the league season with 2 wins & 3 draws under their belt. Click here for their fixtures & results.

NHS track & tracing will be in place at the turnstiles. For those that do not have use of this facility, you will be able to give your details over to one of our volunteers before you enter the ground.

The bar will be open with a one way system in place. Entry will be via the back entrance. Please adhere to social distancing at all times.

The tea bar will also be open with a reduced menu.

The outside toilet block will be open along with the toilets inside the clubhouse.

The seated stands on the far side will be open for use. Social distancing will also need to be observed if you wish to sit. Family members of up to 6 persons can sit together.

For a full risk assessment, please click on the below to view / download.

Facilities – Part 1

Facilities – Part 2

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) – £4
U16’s – 12 – £2
U12’s – Free (Accompanied with an adult)

Southern League Premier Central

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
175202151617
275201771017
385031716115
483411412213
57331138512
67331139412
78251107311
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Luke Howell joins the Ives

The club are excited to announce the signing of midfielder Luke Howell.

Luke joins from National League South side Hemel Hempstead where he featured in their opening game of the season away at Slough Town.

Luke has had a fantastic career which include successful spells at Gillingham, MK Dons, Lincoln City, Dagenham & Redbridge and Aldershot before joining Hemel Hempstead last season.

Luke will be available to join the squad for this weekends fixture at home to Redditch.

Welcome to the club Luke and we hope you have an enjoyable and successful time at the Ives.

Bateman becomes a Saint

The club are delighted to announce the signing of Liam Bateman.

Liam has already featured once this season in our away fixture at Kings Langley but has now made the move permanent.

The 25 year old defender joins from Tamworth where he signed in the close season. The former Aston Villa professional has also had successful spells with Basford United and Kettering Town in recent season.

Please join me in welcoming Liam to the club and we hope your time with us is a successful one.

St Ives Town FC enters into Lockdown

As many of you are aware St Ives Town FC first team have suffered a outbreak of Co-Vid19, so far 2 Managers and a player have tested positive and we await the results of the other players and staff.

With a game scheduled tonight we were left with no choice but to notify the League that the club will be unable to fulfil the fixture.

We have a duty of care to the players, staff and more importantly our supporters many of who fall into the danger category.

The club’s Board of Directors have voted that the club enters into a complete lockdown of the First Team to ensure that our outbreak is contained, therefore St Ives Town FC will not play any games until Friday 16th October at the earliest.

Gary Clarke
Chairman
St Ives Town FC

Match Preview – Kings Langley v St Ives Town

KINGS LANGLEY FC v ST IVES TOWN FC

The Pitching In Southern Football League – Premier Division Central
Tuesday 29 September 7:45pm

The Ives make the journey to Hertfordshire this evening as we visit Kings Langley for a Southern League fixture.

The Lambs won 3-2 at home to Nuneaton last Saturday and advanced in the FA Cup at the expense of FC Clacton in a penalty shoot out. Click here for Kings Langley’s fixtures & results.

The game is not all ticket, however tickets can be purchased in advance. Click here to purchase tickets.

Kings Langley FC
The Orbital Fasteners Stadium
Hempstead Road
Kings Langley 
Hertfordshire
WD4 8BS

Admission Prices
Adults – £10
Concessions – £8
U18s – £2
Printed programme on sale – £2

Southern League Premier Central

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175202151617
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Match Preview & Squad Details – Tamworth v St Ives Town

TAMWORTH FC v ST IVES TOWN FC

The Pitching In Southern Football League – Premier Division Central
Saturday 26 September 3:00pm

The Ives head to The Lamb tomorrow looking to bounce back as quickly as possible after the deafest at step 5 Brantham Athletic in the FA Cup on Tuesday.

The Lambs drew their opening fixture 1-1 at Peterborough Sports and advanced in the FA Cup at the expense of Stourbridge in a penalty shoot out. Click here for Tamworth’s fixtures & results.

The game is not all ticket but Tamworth advise people to buy tickets in advance as gates will be shut to all except ticket holders when they reach their limit (600). Click here to purchase tickets.

Tamworth FC
The Lamb Ground

Kettlebrook
Tamworth
Staffordshire
B77 1AA

Admission Prices
Adults – £12
Concessions – £8
16/17 year old – £4
Junior – £2

Match Preview & Squad Details – Brantham Athletic v St Ives Town

BRANTHAM ATHLETIC FC V ST IVES TOWN FC

THE EMIRATES FA CUP – 1ST QUALIFYING ROUND
Tuesday 22 September 7:45pm

The Ives head east along the A14 to take on Brantham Athletic in the 1st qualifying round of the FA Cup this evening.

On the squad front – Dan Clifton returns to the squad and Edmund Hottor is available after serving his final game suspension at the weekend. No injury concerns from Saturday. Nabil Shariff (suspended), Seth Patrick (international clearance) and Ben Jackson (ankle) remained sidelined.

Brantham have already played two games in this competition, beating Benfleet & Great Wakering respectively. They are also unbeaten in the league with 2 wins & a draw. They did however bow out of the FA Vase last Saturday being defeated by Ipswich Wanderers. Click here for Brantham’s fixtures & results.

The tie will be decided this evening with the match going straight to penalties if the score is level after 90 minutes.

Please note that there are COVID-19 protocols in place at the ground. Click here to view / download.

Brantham Athletic FC
Brantham Leisure Centre
Brantham New Village
Manningtree
Essex CO11 1RZ

Admission Prices
Adults – £7
Concessions – £3
U16’s – Free

Bar will be open and refreshments will available from the kitchen.

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
Saturday 19 September 3pm
Match Sponsor

Match Ball Sponsor

Competitive 1st team football is back as we welcome Biggleswade Town to WWR

The bar will be open with a one way system in place. Entry will be via the back entrance. Please adhere to social distancing at all times.

The tea bar will also be open with a reduced menu.

The outside toilet block will be open along with the toilets inside the clubhouse.

The seated stands on the far side will be open for use. Social distancing will also need to be observed if you wish to sit. Family members of up to 6 persons can sit together.

For a full risk assessment, please click on the below to view / download.

Facilities – Part 1

Facilities – Part 2

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) – £4
U16’s – 12 – £2
U12’s – Free (Accompanied with an adult)

Cambridge Sensotec renew shirt sponsorship

St Ives Town FC are very proud and delighted to confirm renewal of their great partnership deal with Cambridge Sensotec Ltd as the First Team Home kit sponsor. This has played a crucial role in the club’s ambition to continue consolidating at Step Three and development as a whole. It is also fantastic news that in such uncertain times Cambridge Sensotec have shown such amazing support which helps massively in underpinning the club’s future in the face of this terrible pandemic. 

SITFC Commercial Director Mark Taylor commented ‘We have had Cambridge Sensotec as a great partner/supporter for many years now and with all the current very challenging economic/financial and health issues that everyone is having to face. It is brilliant news that they are able to carry on providing the critical foundations for the club to continue to operate in its current  structure.’

Mark Swetnam Cambridge Sensotec’s Manging Director added “We are delighted to be able to continue our first team shirt sponsorship deal with St Ives Town FC for a third consecutive season, and the brand new first team shirt design looks absolutely fantastic!  It goes without saying that everyone is having a tough year with Covid-19 and sports clubs have been hit particularly hard with the lock-down rules.  Non-league football needs financial and moral support more than ever now and we are honoured to be able to help a little.  We are thrilled that Ricky has been able to add quality players to his squad during the lock down, and the Ives now look stronger than ever in preparation for the new season.  We would like to wish Ricky and St. Ives Town FC every success for the 20/21 season and look forward to seeing everyone old and new at the ground soon.  Up the Ives!”

The Ives visit Brantham Athletic in the FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round

The draw for the FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round took place this lunchtime and the Ives will visit Brantham Athletic on Tuesday 22 September 19:45 k.o.

Brantham ply their trade at step 5 in the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties Premier Division and have already dispatched Benfleet & Great Wakering to reach this stage.

The tie will be settled on the night as it will go straight to penalties if the score is level after 90 minutes.

More details to follow as and when we receive them.

The Ives v Hemel Hempstead Town – Sat 5 Sept

St Ives Town v Hemel Hempstead Town

Pre-Season Friendly – Saturday 5 September 3pm

Tomorrow we welcome Hemel Hempstead to WWR as they start their pre-season fixtures.

The gates will be open from 1pm. On approaching the turnstile there will be a social distancing queuing system in place. You will also be required to give your name and contact number for the track and trace system. This may cause a queue and we ask that you be patient and arrive at the ground in plenty of time.

The bar will be open with a one way system in place. Entry will be via the back entrance. Please adhere to social distancing at all times.

The tea bar will also be open with a reduced menu.

The outside toilet block will be open along with the toilets inside the clubhouse.

The seated stands on the far side will be open for use. Social distancing will also need to be observed if you wish to sit. Family members of up to 6 persons can sit together.

For a full risk assessment, please click on the below to view / download.

Facilities – Part 1

Facilities – Part 2

Friendly Admission Prices
Adult £8
Concession £5
U16-12 £2
U12 Free

Season Ticket Prices – 2020/21

Our season ticket prices have been released for this coming season and we are pleased to announce that we have reduced the cost of an Adult season ticket from last season by over 44% to just £100, which means you can watch all the Ives league games for less than a fiver a game!

2020/21 Season Ticket prices
Adult / Concession £100
Student £40
U16-12 £20

Click here to download a season ticket application form

Please note that the season ticket is for league games only