Category: First Team News

Match Preview & Squad Details – Biggleswade Town v St Ives Town

BIGGLESWADE TOWN FC v ST IVES TOWN FC

BetVictor Southern Premier Central – Saturday 17 August 3:00pm

Both sides will be looking for their first victory of the season when they meet at Langford Road tomorrow. Both sides drew 1-1 in their games on the opening day of the season and both suffered defeats on Tuesday. The Ives losing 1-0 at Lowestoft. Biggleswade lost 5-0 at home to Royston.

On the squad front, Ricky has a fully fit squad to choose from.

The teams last met on 5 Jan 19 at Langford Road with the Waders winning 1-0.

Biggleswade Town FC
Langford Road
Langford
Biggleswade
SG18 9JT

Admission Prices
£10 Adults
£8 Concessions
U16 Free (Accompanied with an Adult)

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Match Preview & Squad Details – Lowestoft Town v St Ives Town

For the the second season running we head to Lowestoft on a Tuesday evening.

The Ives are looking to build on their solid 1-1 draw against the pre-season title favourites Tamworth last Saturday.

On the squad front, there are no injury concerns following Saturday’s season opener and Ricky has a fully fit squad to select from.

There is a coach available for tonight’s game leaving Westwood Road at 15:45. £10 per person. Contact paul@omegatour.co.uk to book a seat

Lowestoft Town FC
Crown Meadow (Amber Dew Events Stadium)
Love Road
Lowestoft
Suffolk
NR32 2PA

Admission
£11 Adults
£8 Concessions
£2 U16

Striker signs for the Ives

On the eve of the new season we are delighted to announce the signing of centre forward Ezra Forde.

The 20 year old forward has featured during our last 3 pre season fixtures and has earned himself a place within the squad with some impressive, hard working performances.

Ezra was at Hitchin Town last season making 48 appearances and scoring 9 goals. Ezra joined the Canaries from Oxford City the previous year where he made over 35 appearances, scoring a hand full of goals at step 2 in the Vanarama Conference South.

Please join me in welcoming Ezra to the club and we wish you every success during your time at the club.

Match Preview & Squad Details – St Ives Town v Tamworth

ST IVES TOWN FC V TAMWORTH FC

BETVICTOR SOUTHERN PREMIER CENTRAL
Saturday 10 August 2019 3:00 pm

Match Sponsor – Cambridge Sensotec Ltd

Match Ball Sponsor – Dynascan Ltd

After 8 pre-season games we begin our league campaign hosting Tamworth at WWR.

This fixture is very much a case of deja-vu as this was the opening fixture last season with the Ives running out 1-0 winners. Manashe Sundire scored with a long range effort in the second half.

Ives manager Ricky Marheineke has a full squad to choose from, although Andrew Osei-Bonsu faces late fitness test for selection.

Although Tamworth struggled to adapt in the first half of the season to life at step 3, they finished the campaign very strongly in 12th place, one above the Ives. If they can continue in that vein of form, they will be a strong fancy for at least a play off place this season.

Southern League Premier Central

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Our main programme is online only. (Click here to view / download it). We do however on a match day sell a 4 page ‘essentials’ programme for 50p. For those that like a full physical programme we also sell a 16 page ‘shell’ to accompany the 4 page essentials for an extra 50p (£1 in total).

Admission Prices
Adults – £10
Concessions (over 65) – £6
Military Discount (with ID Card) – £5
Students (with ID Card) – £4
U16’s – 12 – £2
U12’s – Free (Accompanied with an adult)

Match preview & squad details – St Ives Town v Hendon

ST IVES TOWN FC V HENDON FC

Pre-Season Friendly – Saturday 3 August 3pm

The last of our pre-season fixtures sees Hendon of the Southern League Premier South division visit WWR  for the very first time.

On the squad front, Martin Conway, Ben Seymour Shove and Dylan Wilson will all be missing. Jarvis Wilson and Dan Clifton both trained last night after missing the Kempston Rovers game. Andrew Osei-Bonsu will be assessed before kick off with his ankle issue after also missing the Kempston fixture. 

Adults – £6
Concessions (Over 65) – £3
U16’s to 12 – £1
U12’s – Free (Accompanied with an adult)
St Ives 2019/20 season tickets are valid for this game

Young defender Johnson joins the Ives

We are delighted to announce the signing of defender Charlie Johnson.

Charlie, 18 was released by league 2 club Cambridge United in the summer after spending many years coming through their excellent youth system. Johnson also spent the last couple of months of last season on work experience with Yaxley FC in the Southern League Central where he helped them to pull away from the bottom of the table and finish the season strongly.

After impressing during the first few weeks of pre season Charlie has been offered a place in the squad and will get the opportunity to step up a level where the manager has every confidence he will continue his development and help the team.

Welcome to the club Charlie and we wish you all the best of luck during your time with us.

Jack Snelus arrives at Westwood Road

The club are this evening delighted to announce the signing of Jack Snelus.

The former Luton Town player is an exciting attacking midfielder. Jack spent last season at Hemel Hempstead in the conference south.

After joining the squad Thursday night, Jack was one of the stand out performers in today’s excellent performance in our very unlucky defeat to Enfield Town.

Please join me in welcoming Jack to the club and we hope your time with us is both an enjoyable and successful experience.

St Ives Town v Enfield Town – Saturday 27 July 1pm k.o

ST IVES TOWN FC V ENFIELD TOWN FC

Pre-Season Friendly – Saturday 27 July 1:00pm

Our pre-season continues this coming Saturday when we welcome Isthmian Premier side Enfield Town to WWR.

On the squad front, George Bailey unlikely to be fit. Ben Baker is away and won’t be involved. 

Please be aware that the kick off time is 1pm.

Adults – £6
Concessions (Over 65) – £3
U16’s to 12 – £1
U12’s – Free (Accompanied with an adult)
St Ives 2019/20 season tickets are valid for this game

Match Preview & Squad Details – St Ives Town v Cambridge City

ST IVES TOWN FC v CAMBRIDGE CITY

HUNTS FA 125 PREMIER CUP – Saturday 20 July 3:00pm

We head to WWR for the first time this pre-season for a Hunts 125 Premier Cup fixture against former tenants Cambridge City.

With both teams having won their previous fixtures in this competition, this final group game is effectively a semi-final as if it’s a draw after 90 minutes there will be a penalty shootout for a bonus point which will take the victors into the final.

On the squad front – Jake Newman and Charlie De’Ath are still unavailable. Josh Dawkin is also away and won’t feature. Ollie Snaith is a doubt after picking up a knee injury in Tuesdays pre season fixture at Wellingborough Town. Charlie Johnson came through training last night and is likely to be fit after he picked up an ankle injury in the same fixture. Dylan Wilson returns. 

Admission Prices
£6 Adults
£3 Concessions
U16 – 12 £1
U12 Free
Season tickets are not valid for this game

Match Preview & Squad Details – Wellingborough Town v St Ives Town

WELLINGBOROUGH TOWN FC v ST IVES TOWN FC

Pre-Season Friendly – Tuesday 16 July 7:45pm

The Ives make a summer evening journey in to Northants with a visit to old UCL rivals Wellingborough Town in a pre-season friendly.

Dylan Wilson, Jake Newman, Daniel Moyes and Charlie De’Ath all miss the game through unavailability. Ben Seymour Shove returns from holiday. Josh Dawkin is a doubt after picking up a slight hamstring strain in Thursdays pre season fixture with Godmanchester Rovers. 

Wellingborough Town FC
Dog & Duck
Wellingborough
NN8 2DP

Match Preview & Squad Details – St Ives Town v Godmanchester Rovers

ST IVES TOWN FC v GODMANCHESTER ROVERS

HUNTS FA 125 PREMIER CUP – Thursday 11 July 7:45pm

The Ives head into their 2nd pre-season game on the back of a comfortable 2-0 victory over Huntingdon Town last Saturday in which manager Ricky gave 21 players a run out.

Martin Conway, Daniel Moyes, George Bailey, Tom Wood, Ollie Snaith and Dylan Wilson all join the squad after missing Saturday’s fixture at Huntingdon Town. 

Both Andrew Osei-Bonsu and Jarvis Wilson returned to the club Tuesday and will also feature. 

New signing Dan Clifton is set to make his debut in an Ives shirt after signing from Rushden & Diamonds.

Please be aware that this game is being played at Huntingdon Town’s Jubilee Park as the pitch at WWR is still being prepared for the season ahead.

Huntingdon Town FC
Jubilee Park
Kings Ripton Road
Huntingdon
PE28 2NR

Admission Prices
£6 Adults
£3 Concessions
U16 – 12 £1
U12 Free
Season tickets are not valid for this game

Match Preview & Squad Details – Huntingdon Town v St Ives Town

HUNTINGDON TOWN FC v ST IVES TOWN FC

HUNTS FA 125 PREMIER CUP – Saturday 6 July 3:00pm

It’s the middle of summer and the Wimbledon Tennis Championships is in full flow, however tomorrow sees the start of the Ives pre-season programme.

We make the short trip to Jubilee Park to take on Huntingdon Town in the Hunts FA 125 Premier Cup.

To celebrate the Hunts FA 125th year anniversary, they have staged an invitational competition comprising of 2 groups of 4 teams. In our group we will also play Godmanchester Rovers & Cambridge City. The other group comprises of St Neots Town, Yaxley, Eynesbury Rovers & Biggleswade United. The winners of each group will meet in a final for the trophy (to be played 21-27 July).

Ives manager Ricky Marheineke said “The competition rules allows you to make up to 11 subs on a roll on roll off basis and I intend to use all 11 subs. Shay Griffiths will play the game due to Martin Conway being away. Fans will have to wait to see new signing Dan Clifton in action as he is unavailable. Tom Wood, who has been promoted to vice captain this season is also away and will miss the game. The squad is expected to feature a couple of trialists along with a handful of under 18’s.”

Huntingdon Town FC
Jubilee Park
Kings Ripton Road
Huntingdon
PE28 2NR

Admission Prices
£6 Adults
£3 Concessions
Free U10

Dan Clifton signs

We are delighted to announce the signing of Dan Clifton.

Dan becomes the first new summer signing after meeting up with his team mates yesterday evening to complete forms. The 22 year old former Northampton Town professional is a classy midfielder who spent last season with AFC Rushden & Diamonds FC.

Please join me in welcoming Dan to the club and we hope your time with us is both enjoyable and successful.

Last seasons squad commit for another season

The message from the management team during the summer was a strong one. That message was to build and avoid a mass rebuild like last season. We are now pleased to confirm the following players from last year have committed to the club for the upcoming season.

Martin Conway

Shay Griffiths

Ben Jackson

Mark Coulson

Charlie De’Ath

Daniel Moyes

Danny Kelly

Ty Ward

Jordan Patrick

Ollie Snaith

Ben Seymour Shove

George Bailey

Ben Baker

Tom Wood

Robbie Parker

Josh Dawkin

Dylan Wilson

Jake Newman

We hope to bring you news of two new additions to the squad in due course.

Pre-Season fixtures

Although the dust has barely settled on last season, Ricky and the club have been busy arranging fixtures ahead of the 2019/20 season.

To celebrate the Hunts FA’s 125th anniversary they have arranged a pre-season competition called the Premier Cup. There are 2 groups of 4 teams, who will play each other once. The winner of each group will meet in the final for the trophy. We have been placed with Huntingdon Town, Godmanchester Rovers & Cambridge City.

Fixtures arranged so far –

Sat 6 July – (A) Huntingdon Town (Hunts FA Premier Cup) 14:00 k.o.

Thurs 11 July – (H at Jubilee Park, Huntingdon) Godmanchester Rovers (Hunts FA Premier Cup) 19:45 k.o.

Tues 16 July – (A) Wellingborough Town (Friendly) 19:45 k.o.

Sat 20 July – (H) Cambridge City (Hunts FA Premier Cup) 15:00 k.o.

Tues 23 July – (H) Ely City (Friendly) 19:45 k.o.

Sat 27 July – (H) Enfield Town (Friendly) 15:00 k.o.

Tues 30 July – (A) Kempston Rovers (Friendly) 19:45 k.o.

Sat 3 August – (H) Hendon (Friendly) 15:00 k.o

2019/20 season tickets purchased before 30 June are valid for all home friendlies. Please note that they are NOT valid for Premier Cup games.

Any additional friendlies will be added on here. Please check on here and social media for updates. Friendlies can be subject to time & date changes and even cancellation at short notice.

Weekend round up – 27 & 28 April

Saturday 27 April

The Ives completed a very satisfying season with a 1-0 win at Coalville Town.

Click here for the match report.

Sunday 28 April

The Ives Ladies claimed the ERWFL D1 title with 2 games to spare in dramatic fashion with an 87th minute Emily Smith goal to beat Newmarket Town Ladies 1-0.

Click here for the match report & post match celebration photos.

Click here for the match photos by Gary Reed Photography.

Eastern Region Women’s Football League – 2018/19

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The Ladies Development side also kept up their title aspirations in the Cambs Championship South Division with a fine 5-1 win over Burwell Tigers.

They play current leaders Haverhill Rovers next Sunday in a vital six pointer.

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Match Preview & Squad Details – Coalville Town v St Ives Town

COALVILLE TOWN FC v ST IVES TOWN FC

The Evo-Stik League South Premier Central – Saturday 27 April 3:00pm

The Ives head into the last game of the season on the back of a 0-0 draw at home to St Neots on the Easter Monday.

Both sides were favourites to be relegated this season. Both have proved the bookies wrong with the Ives finishing in a comfortable mid-table position, and Coalville doing even better and will finish just outside the play off places having been in contention for much of the season. Click here for Coalville’s results.

The two clubs last met on 1 September at WWR with Coalville winning 1-0 in a tight contest.

On the squad front – Charlie De’Ath has recovered from injury and will join the squad along with Dylan Wilson who is set to feature for the first time since breaking his ankle back in December. Ben Seymour Shove and Morgan Penfold will both be assessed after picking up knocks against St Neots on bank holiday Monday.

There’s a coach going to Coalville, meeting at WWR 11:15am for a 11:30am sharp departure. To book a seat (£10 pp) please email Paul@omegatour.co.uk or contact Gareth Chapman 07754 601146

Coalville Town FC
The Mander Cruikshank Solicitors Stadium
Owen Street
Coalville
Leicestershire
LE67 3DA

Admission Prices
£10 Adults
£7 Concessiona
£1 Juniors

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Round up – 20, 21 & 22 April

Saturday 20 April

The Ives suffered a disappointing 1-4 defeat at Needham Market.

Click here for the match report & photos.

Sunday 21 April

The Ives Ladies secured a 2-0 victory at home to 2nd place Bowers & Pitsea in the ERWFL D1. They now require 1 point from their last 3 games to clinch the title.

Click here for the match report

Click here for the match photos by Gary Reed Photography.

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Monday 22 April

The Ives played out a 0-0 draw against local rivals St Neots Town at WWR.

Click here for the match report & photos.

Up to date league tables can found for all our teams in the tab menu bar.

Above photo by Clare Lorman-Hall.

Match Preview & Squad Details – St Ives Town v St Neots Town

ST IVES TOWN FC V ST NEOTS TOWN FC

EVO-STIK LEAGUE SOUTH PREMIER DIVISION CENTRAL
Monday 22 April 3:00 pm

Match Sponsor – Mick George Ltd

Match Ball Sponsor – GrantScape

The Ives will be looking to bounce back from the disappointing 1-4 defeat at Needham Market on Saturday.

St Neots sit in 20th place with 34 points from 40 games. Their relegation was confirmed with their home defeat to King’s Lynn and will be playing step 4 football next season.

On the squad front – With no injuries picked up in the defeat to Needham, we expect the same 15 players to be involved. Ben Baker is likely to be involved after missing the weekends game.

The two sides last met New Years Day with the Ives running out 1-0 winners courtesy of a first half Jake Newman goal.

BetVictor match odds – 3/5 St Ives Town, 14/5 Draw, 15/4 St Neots Town
Click here for more football odds with BetVictor.
Please be aware club officials and players cannot bet on football games.

Southern League Premier Central

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The club has made the decision that the match day programme will be online only this season. (Click here to view / download it). There will however be a 4 page ‘mini programme’ available within the ground on the day of the game for 30p.

Admission Prices
Adults – £10
Concessions (over 65) – £6
Military Discount (with ID Card) – £5
Students (with ID Card) – £4
U16’s – 12 – £2
U12’s – Free (Accompanied with an adult)

 

Round up – 12, 13 & 14 April

Friday 12 April

The Ladies Development side fell short in the Cambs 1st Division Cup Final played at Ely City with a 0-2 defeat at the hands of Wisbech Town.

Ladies 1st team manager Darren Marjoram said –

Amazing achievement for the Ladies Dev team to be reaching a cup final just two years after forming! Gutted to lose of course but Wisbech Town Ladies were the better team. So proud of every player tonight – they never stopped trying – and Manager Lisa Trigg who is simply class

Click here for the match report.

Click here for match photos courtesy of Gary Reed.

Saturday 13 April

The Ives won the first home game since January with a solid 1-0 victory over Redditch United.

Click here for the match report & photos.

Sunday 14 April

The Ladies Development side dusted themselves off less than 48 hours after the disappointment of the Cup Final defeat to claim a 3-2 victory at WWR over Cambridge Rangers in the Cambs Championship South Division.

Ladies 1st team manager Darren Marjoram said –

Fantastic performance today from the Ladies Dev team. Really good to see them play some excellent passing football and create so many goal scoring opportunities. It’s always so rewarding to see players trusting the process and getting the result they deserve.

Cambs Women's Championship South - 2018/19

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The U15’s won 3-1 against Haverhill Rovers in their final home game of the season to guarantee themselves the runners up spot in the EJA Green Division.

Their management said –

A fantastic game played with power, skill and commitment by both teams with St Ives winning 3-1 thanks to a hat-trick from Harry and securing 2nd place in the League! Amazing achievement by all!

Up to date league tables can found for all our teams in the tab menu bar.