Category: First Team News

Mitch Austin appointed as Assistant Manager

Following the news of Bully Adams departure as assistant manager, we are pleased to bring you the news of his replacement.

We can confirm that Mitch Austin will take up the position with immediate effect and joins up with manager Ricky Marheineke as preparations for next season continue.

Austin, 32, has had spells managing in the United Counties League with Sileby Rangers Bugbrooke and Rothwell Corinthians. Mitch also spent the 2017/18 season with Kettering Town FC as assistant to Marcus Law where they reached the play off semi finals, losing to eventual play off winners Slough.

Manager Ricky Marheineke had this to say:

“I’m really pleased to have Mitch on board. It was important to get someone in that I trust. He’s very loyal and hard working. Mitch has grafted in the UCL with limited resources and been very successful. He will bring some fresh ideas, a different vision and a winning mentality. He deserves this opportunity and I’m very excited to see how far we can take the club together”

Please join me in welcoming Mitch to the club and we wish you success in your role.

Bully steps down from first team duties

The club can confirm that Craig ‘Bully’ Adams has made the difficult decision to step down from his role as first team assistant manager.

Following a conversation with the manager on Wednesday evening, Bully confirmed he will continue working at the Football Club but wishes to focus all of his time and attention on his Academy Managers role to help grow the club beneath the first team.

Manager Ricky Marheineke said “I would like to thank Bully for all his hard work and loyalty over the past two seasons. We’ve had lots of great moments and special occasions during our time together and many that will long live in the memories for myself and our supporters. Although it wasn’t what I was expecting, I respect Bully’s decision and now look forward to a close working relationship with him as we look to improve the transition for players from our Academy into the first team”

The recruitment process for a new assistant manager is well underway and we will bring you news as soon as we have it.

NHS & Club fundraiser

During a difficult time, we’re delighted to launch a fundraising campaign to support our NHS heroes & our local football club. 


Do you have a number of old coins leftover from a holiday abroad? To help support our NHS, and the club, we would like you to ask you to donate your old holiday coins to a great cause.

We have arranged a collection service that will allow us to collect any donations. To arrange a collection please contact us on 07930 196045 or email sitfcsecretary@aol.com

All donations will be split, with 75% of your donation going to our NHS heroes and the remaining 25% helping secure the future of your local football club, St Ives Town FC.

SOUTHERN LEAGUE STATEMENT 24TH MARCH – SEASON 2019/20

League Statement 24th March – Season 2019/20

The Alliance Leagues held the latest of several conference calls last night (Monday) after our own board, and those of the Isthmian and Northern Premier Leagues, met over the weekend to determine how we wish to proceed. We have also participated in calls with the Step 5/6 clubs.

End of season

The Step 3 & 4 Leagues share clubs’ frustration that it is taking so long to determine whether the 2019/20 season is to end now, and if so on what basis. To maintain the integrity of our competitions, we ideally need to apply one solution across all of the National League System. However, this may not be possible.

The Southern, Isthmian and Northern Premier Leagues are unanimous in wanting to terminate the 2019-20 season immediately.

Whether that is done on the basis of determining final placings via average points per game, or the season is declared null & void cannot be decided until the National League decides how it wishes to proceed.

Right now, the National League’s position is that they wish to be able to resume the 2019-20 season at some point. The feeder Leagues do not support this because our clubs do not have the financial resources to continue to honour player contracts indefinitely.

The Southern, Isthmian and Northern Premier Leagues have therefore implemented the process to terminate the season. This has to be ratified by FA council, so there may be a short delay as the relevant documentation is submitted, distributed and approved. Therefore, the League’s desire is not the confirmed outcome.

Whilst this process is on-going, and once the National League has finalised how it wishes to proceed, competition issues can then be decided, together with the implications for promotion and relegation.

Match Preview – St Ives Town v Hednesford Town – GAME ON

ST IVES TOWN FC V HEDNESFORD TOWN FC

BETVICTOR SOUTHERN PREMIER CENTRAL
Tuesday 10 March 2020 7:45pm

We welcome Hednesford Town to WWR tonight looking to bounce back from our 5-0 reverse at the hands Royston Town 3 days ago.

Edmund Hottor starts the first of his 2 game suspension after his 2 yellow cards against Leiston last Tuesday. Aaron Phillips is likely to be rested. George Bailey and Matt Foy return to the squad.

Tonight marks Ricky Marheineke’s 300th competitive game in charge of the Ives. Dylan Wilson is in line to make his 50th competitive appearance for the club.

Hednesford are currently in 14th place with 46 points from 31 games. Click here for their fixtures & results.

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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 – Royston Town v St Ives Town

ROYSTON TOWN FC v ST IVES TOWN FC

BetVictor Southern Premier Central – Saturday 7 March 3:00pm

After collecting the 3 points on offer against Leiston last Tuesday, the Ives will be keen to add some more points to the board with a visit to the neighbouring county of Hertfordshire against an inform Royston Town tomorrow.

Once again Ricky has a fully fit and available squad to choose from. Ben Seymour-Shove is set to make his 250th competitive appearance for the club.

The Crows are currently in 3rd place in the league with 60 points from 29 games. They also reached the 1/4 final of the FA Trophy this season losing 2-1 in extra time at Concord Rangers 3 days ago. Click here for their fixtures & results.

Royston TownFC
Garden Walk
Royston
Herts
SG8 7HP

Admission Prices
Adults – £10
Concessions – £6
Juniors (U16) – £2

Royston Town Football Club is located in the centre of Royston, so has very limited parking capacity. Please avoid parking in the neighbouring streets and use the main Town Hall car park, which is only a 3 minute walk away.

For your SatNav here’s the post code for the car park: SG8 7EF (off King James Way).

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Match Preview & Squad Details – St Ives Town v Leiston

ST IVES TOWN FC V LEISTON FC

BETVICTOR SOUTHERN PREMIER CENTRAL
Tuesday 3 March 2020 7:45pm

We welcome Leiston to WWR tonight in what could be considered a ‘six pointer’ game.

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

The Blues are currently sitting just above the Ives with 26 points from 30 games. Click here for their fixtures & results.

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Our programme is online only. (Click here to view / download it). We do however on a match day sell a 4 page ‘essentials’ for 50p. For those that like a full printed publication 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 – Peterborough Sports v St Ives Town

PETERBOROUGH SPORTS FC v ST IVES TOWN FC

BetVictor Southern Premier Central – Saturday 22 February 3:00pm

After a 2 week break, The Ives head to Jimmy Dean’s high flying Peterborough Sports.

On the squad front, Arron Phillips remains sidelined and is joined by George Bailey who will miss out due to a hamstring injury. New signing John Dean who plays up front is set to join the squad. 

Sports are currently in 3rd place in the league with 57 points from 30 games. Click here for their fixtures & results.

Peterborough Sports FC
The Bee Arena
Lincoln Road
Peterborough
PE1 3HA

Admission Prices
Adults – £10
Concessions – £6
Students & 13-17yrs – £3
U13s – Free

Please note that there are parking restrictions in place via a parking eye that will require you to enter your car registration at the bar via the tablet provided or in committee room, someone will point you in the right direction, when doing so please select the event option which will cover you for the duration of your stay.

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Match Preview & Squad Details – St Ives Town v Rushall Olympic

ST IVES TOWN FC V RUSHALL OLYMPIC FC

BETVICTOR SOUTHERN PREMIER CENTRAL
Saturday 8 February 2020 3:00 pm

Match & Match Ball Sponsor

VM Associates Ltd

We welcome Rushall Olympic to WWR tomorrow hoping to build on the Coalville result last Saturday.

On the squad front, Beckham Kennelly’s short spell at the Club has come to end as the central defender has returned to Wisbech Town. Jordan Patrick is set to return to the squad after spending a successful month at Soham Town Rangers following his injury before Christmas. Martin Conway returns to the club for a second spell and will replace Bradley Lashley who returns to Northampton Town following the completion of his successful months loan. 

The Pics are currently in 8th place with 46 points from 29 games. Click here for their fixtures & results.

The two sides last met at Dales Lane last September with Rushall scoring a last second winner in a 4-3 thriller.

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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 – Coalville Town v St Ives Town

COALVILLE TOWN FC v ST IVES TOWN FC

BetVictor Southern Premier Central – Saturday 1 February 3:00pm

The Ives head to Leicestershire still looking for their first point of 2020.

On the squad front, Aaron Phillips is the only injury concern after limping off at half time in Saturday’s defeat to Biggleswade. Alfie Powell and Ollie Snaith are both set to return to the squad.

The Ravens are currently flying high in 4th place in the league with 48 points from 26 games. Click here for Coalville’s fixtures & results.

There is a coach going to the game laid on by our logistical partner Omega Tour at £10pp meeting at WWR at 10:45 for an 11:00 sharp departure. Contact Gareth Chapman on 07754 601146 to book a seat.

Coalville Town FC
Owen Sports Ground
Owen St
Coalville
Leicestershire
LE67 3DA

Admission Prices
Adults – £10
Concessions – £7
U16’s – £1

Coalville are giving away TEN crates of Ravens Ale on Saturday to supporters who attend early. 1st FIFTY paying adults to arrive will draw lots to win a trio of Raven’s Ales. This is open to both Ravens and The Ives supporters.

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

ST IVES TOWN FC V BIGGLESWADE TOWN FC

BETVICTOR SOUTHERN PREMIER CENTRAL
Saturday 25 January 2020 3:00 pm

Match Sponsor

Match Ball Sponsor

We welcome Biggleswade Town to WWR tomorrow for the first of 2 home games in 4 days.

On the squad front, Tom Hamblin is set to make his debut after joining from Hendon. Beckham Kennelly could also feature after making his switch from Wisbech Town. Edmund Hottor returns to the squad after serving his 3 game suspension. Jack Snelus long awaited return from injury looks set to be extended for a little longer after the midfielder pulled up in training this week.

The Waders are currently in 13th place with 36 points from 22 games. Click here for their fixtures & results.

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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 – Stourbridge v St Ives Town

STOURBRIDGE FC v ST IVES TOWN FC

BetVictor Southern Premier Central – Saturday 18 January 3:00pm

The Ives head to the West Midlands looking for their first point of 2020.

On the squad front there are no new injury concerns and Ricky is expected to name an unchanged squad.

The Glassboys are currently in 13th place in the league with 34 points from 20 games. Click here for Stourbridge’s fixtures & results.

There is a coach going to the game laid on by our logistical partner Omega Tour at £10pp meeting at WWR at 10:15 for an 10:30 sharp departure. Contact Gareth Chapman on 07754 601146 to book a seat.

Stourbridge FC
War Memorial Athletic Ground
High St
Amblecote
Stourbridge
West Midlands
DY8 4HN

Admission Prices
Adults – £10
Senior Citizens (65 and over) – £7
12 – 17 year old – £5
U12 – Free

Matchday Programme – £2.50

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

ST IVES TOWN FC V LOWESTOFT TOWN FC

BETVICTOR SOUTHERN PREMIER CENTRAL
Saturday 11 January 2020 3:00 pm

Match SponsorMatch Ball Sponsor

We welcome Lowestoft Town to WWR tomorrow as we look to start climbing the table away from the relegation zone.

On the squad front, Goalkeeper Bradley Lashley is set to make his debut after signing on an initial 28 day loan from Northampton Town. Aaron Phillips and Ben Jackson could return from injury and join the squad. Edmund Hottor remains sidelined as he serves his second of a 3 match suspension

The Trawler Boys are currently in 17th place with 23 points from 22 games. Click here for their fixtures & results.

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Our programme is online only. (Click here to view / download it). We do however on a match day sell a 4 page ‘essentials’ for 50p. For those that like a full printed publication 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 – Tamworth v St Ives Town

TAMWORTH FC v ST IVES TOWN FC

BetVictor Southern Premier Central – Saturday 4 January 3:00pm

After the agony of losing by the odd goal in seven against Rushden & Diamonds on New Years Day, The Ives have no respite as we head to current league leaders Tamworth for our first away game of the decade.

On the squad front, Aaron Phillips is a doubt after limping off at half time during the New Years Day fixture at home to AFC Rushden and Diamonds. Ben Jackson is also set to miss the game with his hamstring injury picked up against Nuneaton. 

The Lambs are currently in 1st place in the league with 44 points from 20 games. Click here for Tamworth’s fixtures & results.

There is a coach going to the game laid on by our logistical partner Omega Tour at £10pp meeting at WWR at 10:45 for an 11:00 sharp departure. Contact Gareth Chapman on 07754 601146 to book a seat.

Tamworth FC
The Lamb Ground
Kettlebrook
Tamworth
Staffordshire
B77 1AA

Admission Prices

   Main Stand Seats
   Adults – £14
Concessions – £10
16/17 year old – £6
Junior Lambs – £4
Mini Lambs – £2
Terraces
   Adults – £12
   Concessions – £8
   16/17 year old – £4
Junior – £2

Parking on site is £2 for Cars, £5 for Minibuses & £10 Supporters Coaches.

Matchday Programme – £2.50

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Match Preview & Squad Details – St Ives Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

ST IVES TOWN FC V AFC RUSHDEN & DIAMONDS

BETVICTOR SOUTHERN PREMIER CENTRAL
Wednesday 1 January 2020 3:00 pm

We start the New Year looking to build on our hard earned point at Needham Market on Boxing Day.

On the squad front, Ben Jackson, Jarvis Wilson and Dan Clifton could all return after missing the Boxing Day fixture away at Needham.

R&D are currently in 12th place with 30 points from 20 games. Click here for their fixtures & results.

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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 – Needham Market v St Ives Town

NEEDHAM MARKET FC v ST IVES TOWN FC

BetVictor Southern Premier Central – Thursday 26 December 1:00pm

The Ives will be looking to immediately bounce back after the 4-0 reverse at Nuneaton last Saturday with a Boxing Day lunch time visit to Suffolk.

On the squad front there are no new injury concerns or unavailability. Jack Snelus, Daniel Moyes and Jordan Patrick remain the only players unavailable for selection through injury.

The Marketmen are currently in 14th place in the league with 24 points from 19 games. Click here for Needham Market’s fixtures & results.

Please note that this is a 1pm kick off.

Needham Market FC
Bloomfields
Quinton Road
Needham Market
Suffolk
IP6 8DA

Admission Prices
Adults – £11
Concessions – £7 (aged 60+)
Under 16-12 – £1
Under 12’s – Free

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