Category: General Club News

Josh Dawkin making moves on his road to recovery

22 long months have passed since Josh suffered his horror tibia and fibula break away to Chippenham on the final day of the season.

It’s been a long road to recovery for the attacking midfielder and we are delighted to bring some good news.

Josh has been increasing his rehab since pre season and has now been in full contact training since just before Christmas. Josh and club physio Jess have made the decision the next step is to now get game time.

Josh is expected to sign on a dual registration with Soham Town Rangers where he will spend the rest of the season increasing his fitness with an aim of returning for pre season fit and ready to join the squad next season.

From everyone at the club we would like to wish Josh all the best of luck in this next chapter and look forward to having him and his goals back next season.

Weekend round up – 9 & 10 February

Saturday 9 February

For the second time this season the Ives were well beaten by Rushall Olympic losing 0-3.

Click here for the match report and photos.

Sunday 10 February

The Ladies 1st team extended their lead at the top of the ERWFL Division 1 with an excellent 4-0 win at King’s Lynn Ladies.

Click here for the match report.

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The Ladies Development side chalked up 3 points in the Cambs Championship South Division with an outstanding 7-0 victory at Burwell Tigers Ladies to keep hot on the heels of Haverhill Rovers in the table. Jade Carpenter & Fran Worrall both got hat-tricks with Kirsty Wicks also getting on the scoresheet.

The U16’s lost 0-2 at home to Godmanchester Town in the EJA Brown Division.

The U15’s remain in 2nd place in the EJA Green Division with a 2-2 away draw against a big and strong Stowmarket Town side.

The U13’s suffered a Semi-Final defeat in the Hunts County Cup losing 0-1 at home to Godmanchester Rovers White.

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

 

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

ST IVES TOWN FC V RUSHALL OLYMPIC FC

EVO-STIK LEAGUE SOUTH PREMIER DIVISION CENTRAL
Saturday 9 February 2018 3:00 pm

Match Sponsor & Match Ball Sponsor – Move with Us

The Ives head into this match with 4 successive draws under their belts.

On the squad front Ricky has a full compliment to choose from with the exception of Dylan Wilson. Tom Wood is expected to join the squad after his transfer from St Neots

The Pics are currently in 15th place with 32 points. Click here for their fixtures and results.

The two clubs last met on 20 October 18 at Dales lane with Rushall running out 4-1 winners with the goals courtesy of Joe Hull, Ben Lund, Sam Whittall & Justin Richards for the home side. Dylan Wilson got a consolation for the Ives.

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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)

 

Tom Wood signs for the Ives

We can tonight confirm the signing of Tom Wood from St Neots Town FC.

Wood, 24, has been Mr reliable over the last few seasons at St Neots playing in a number of positions across the back 4 and as a central midfield player.

The former Peterborough United scholar has been a long term target for manager Ricky Marheineke during the last couple of seasons and he will no doubt be delighted to finally welcome Tom into the squad.

Subject to paperwork from the league, Tom will join the squad for Saturday’s fixture at home to Rushall Olympic FC.

Please join me in welcoming Tom to the football club and I hope your time with us is both a successful and enjoyable time.

Weekend round up – 2 & 3 February

Saturday 2 February

It was a fourth draw in a row for the Ives as they played out a 0-0 with play off chasing Stratford Town.

Click here for the match report and photos.

Sunday 3 February

The Ladies 1st team won 4-1 at home against Hutton in the ERWFL D1. The venue was switched late on to the 3G at the Outdoor Centre as WWR was still frozen in places. Georgia Stancombe bagged a hat-trick and Tierney Coulson grabbed the other. Emily Smith was awarded ‘Player of the Match’. With Bowers & Pitsea drawing 0-0 at home to Hertford, The Ives Ladies jump to the top of the table for the first time this season.

The U16’s suffered the heartache of going out of the EJA Challenge Cup 2-4 on penalties at Kempston Rovers. The game finished 0-0 at full time. There were four goals in extra time, two a piece from each side which took the tie to a penalty shoot out and the home team advancing to the next round.

The U14’s lost 1-5 at home to Cambridge City in the EJA Green Division.

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

 

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

STRATFORD TOWN FC v ST IVES TOWN FC

The Evo-Stik League South Premier Central – Saturday 2 February 3:00pm

The Ives head in to this match with successive 1-1 draws from their last 3 games.

Stratford Town are having an excellent season under the leadership of Thomas Baillie and currently sit in 4th place with 49 points from 26 games. Click here for Stratford’s fixtures & results.

The two clubs last met on 3 November 18 at WWR with Stratford winning the game 2-0. Chris Cox & Mike Taylor the goalscorers.

On the squad front – Jarvis Wilson returns from suspension. Owen Wallis returns after coming through this weeks training with no issues following his hamstring injury.

According to Stratford’s official website, the pitch is currently playable with a referee on standby to inspect if necessary. Stratford will update after 11:00 am tomorrow (Saturday) morning.

There’s a coach going to Stratford, meeting at WWR 11:00 am for an 11:20 am sharp departure. To book a seat (£10 pp) please email Paul@omegatour.co.uk or contact Gareth Chapman 07754 601146

Stratford Town FC
Knights Lane
Tiddington
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 7BZ

Admission Prices
£10 Adults
£6 Concessions (Over 65’s & full time students)
£2 U18
Free U12

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Weekend round up – 26 & 27 January

Saturday 26 January

It was a third 1-1 draw on the spin for the Ives as they hosted King’s Lynn Town in an entertaining end to end  encounter.

Click here for the match report and photos.

Sunday 27 January

The Ladies 1st team won a hard fought encounter 1-0 in tricky conditions at Hatfield Peverel in the ERWFL D1. A Georgia Stancombe penalty in the 1st half was enough to claim all 3 points. Emily Smith was awarded ‘Player of the Match’. The Ladies currently sit in 2nd place on 31 points, just 1 point behind Bowers & Pitsea, but with a game in hand.

The Ladies Development side miss out on the knockout stages of Cambridgeshire  League Cup as they were beaten 1-4 at Cambridge City Development in Group C. The Ladies Development finished the group on 9 points, level with Riverside and Cambridge Rangers. However, it is Riverside who progress along with Cambridge City to the quarter final stage courtesy of a better goal difference.

The U15’s played a very skilful Walsham Le Willows in the EJA Green Division and came away with a 2-1 victory following a very mature display with goals from Connor and Harry.

The U14’s followed up on their maiden league win last week with another victory over Leiston, this time winning 4-0 in the EJA Green Division.

The U13’s put in a great performance against Plantation Youth in the Royston Crow League, coming from 0-1 down to win 4-1. A Hat trick from captain George Shepherd and a goal from Charlie Sellick sealed the points to take them top of the league with 4 games left to play.

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

 

Match Preview & Squad Details – St Ives Town v King’s Lynn Town

ST IVES TOWN FC V KING’S LYNN TOWN FC

EVO-STIK LEAGUE SOUTH PREMIER DIVISION CENTRAL
Saturday 26 January 2018 3:00 pm

Match Sponsor & Match Ball Sponsor – D L Page Computers Ltd

With successive 1-1 draws on their travels, The Ives return to WWR for a Southern League encounter with King’s Lynn Town.

On the squad front, Jarvis Wilson is suspended following his sending off at Halesowen Town. Ty Ward and Ben Jackson will both miss out after picking up knocks against Halesowen and Barwell respectively. Owen Wallis is still a week away from squad contention and Dylan Wilson is recovering well and could return at the end of the month. Jordan Patrick does return and is likely to make the squad.

The Linnets are currently in 4th place in the league table with 45 points from 26 games. Click here for their fixtures and results.

The two clubs last met on 10 November 18 at The Walks with Lynn running out 2-0 winners with the goals courtesy of Parker & Henderson.

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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)

 

Match Preview & Squad Details – Barwell v St Ives Town

BARWELL FC v ST IVES TOWN FC

The Evo-Stik League South Premier Central – Tuesday 22 January 7:45pm

The Ives head west for the 2nd time in 3 days for this rearranged fixture against Barwell.

This is our first ever meeting against the Canaries. This game was originally scheduled for 15 December, however Barwell were still involved in the FA Trophy.  Click here for Barwell’s fixtures & results.

Ricky will have an unchanged squad available from the 1-1 draw at Halesowen last Saturday.

Barwell FC
Kirkby Road
Barwell
Leics
LE9 8FQ

Admission Prices
£10 Adults
£6 Concessions (Over 60’s and under 18’s with ID if requested)
£3 U16 (with ID if requested)
Free U11

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Weekend Round Up – 19 & 20 Jan

Saturday 19 January

The Ives suffered the agony of conceding a penalty in the 5th minute of added time to draw 1-1 at Halesowen Town.

Click here for the match report & action photos.

Sunday 20 January

The U18 made it through to the final of the Hunts County Youth U18 Cup with a 4-1 victory over ICA Sports in the Semi-Final. The goals came courtesy of Harry Sargent x 2, Thomas Wakeley & Billy Mobbs. They will meet St Neots Town in the final in April.

Click here for the match report.

In the ERWFL Division 1 the Ladies 1st team played out a 1-1 draw at Hertford Town Ladies. Debutant Ruth Fox scored for the Ives and was awarded ‘Player of the Match’.

After a goalless 90 minutes in the Ladies Development League Division 1 Cup at Wisbech St Mary Ladies, they hit 3 in extra time to advance to the semi-finals.

The U15 EJA game at Walsham-Le-Willows was postponed due to a frozen pitch.

The U14 picked up their first league points of the season with a 5-2 win over Leiston in the EJA Green Division.

The U13 were awarded a walkover against St Neots Town Youth Sky in the Meads Cup and advance to the next round.

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

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

HALESOWEN TOWN FC v ST IVES TOWN FC

The Evo-Stik League South Premier Central – Saturday 19 January 3:00pm

The Ives head in to this match on the back of their first ever victory against Hitchin Town last Saturday

This is our second meeting with The Yeltz this season, with the Ives winning 2-0 at WWR (17 November 18) with Ben Baker and Ben Seymour-Shove getting on the score sheet. Click here for Halesowen’s fixtures & results.

On the squad front – Danny Kelly returns after missing the Hitchin game. Andrew Osei-Bonsu joins the squad after completing his move from Larne FC. As does Ben Toseland after his loan move from Kettering was processed. Owen Wallis still misses out with a hamstring injury.

There’s a coach going to Halesowen, meeting at WWR 10:45am for an 11:00am sharp departure. To book a seat (£10 pp) please email Paul@omegatour.co.uk or contact Gareth Chapman 07754 601146

Halesowen Town FC
The Grove
Old Hawne Lane
Halesowen
B63 3TB

Admission Prices
£10 Adults
£7 Concessions
£3 U16
Free U12

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Toseland comes in on loan

The club are pleased to announce the loan signing of Ben Toseland from Kettering Town FC.

Left sided player Toseland, 20, is a former Northampton Town Scholar who signed for Kettering Town in the summer of 2017. He went on to play over 50 games last season helping the Poppies secure a play off place.

Ben’s game time has been limited of late with Kettering flying high after a fantastic first half to the season. The loan is an initial 28 day period where we hope Ben will have a positive impact and help the team pick up some more valuable points during his stay.

Please join me in welcoming Ben to the club and as always we hope your time with us is a success.

Photo from the Kettering Town FC website

Midfielder joins the Ives

The club are delighted to announce the signing of former MK Dons and Larne FC midfielder Andrew Osei-Bonsu.

The 20 year old came through the ranks at The Dons making 5 appearances for the first team in the EFL Cup in 2016 at the age of 17.

After leave The Dons Andrew had short spells with Wealdstone and Dunstable Town before signing his first professional contract with Larne FC in Northern Ireland.

Since returning home, Andrew has been training with the team while we awaited International clearance. All paperwork and clearance has now been completed and Andrew will join the squad for Saturday’s trip to Halesowen Town.

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

Weekend Round Up – 12 & 13 Jan

Saturday 12 January

The Ives recorded their first ever victory against Hitchin Town with a 2-1 scoreline.

Click here for the match report & action photos.

Sunday 13 January

The Ladies 1st team caused a major upset in the last 16 of the ERWFL Cup by knocking out Acle United the current leaders of the Premier Division and current holders of this competition, courtesy of a Tierney Coulson goal in extra time at WWR to win 1-0 and progress to the quarter finals. Mollie Flack was awarded ‘Player of the Match’.

Click here for match photos by Gary Reed.

The Ladies Development team also increased their chances of progressing to the quarter finals of the Cambs League Cup with a 2-0 win at home over Cambridge Rangers in Group C. They now require a point from their last group game against Cambridge City Development who have already qualified to guarantee progression to the knockout stages.

Click here for match photos by Angela Lucas

The U15 drew 1-1 at home to Wroxham in the EJA Green division to stay in contention at the top end of the table.

The U13 drew 1-1 at home to St Neots Town Youth Sky Blue to keep them just 1 point behind St Neots in the Royston Crow League with 3 games in hand.

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

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

ST IVES TOWN FC V HITCHIN TOWN FC

EVO-STIK LEAGUE SOUTH PREMIER DIVISION CENTRAL
Saturday 12 January 2018 3:00 pm

Match Sponsor & Match Ball Sponsor – SE Hase Transport Ltd

The Ives come in to this game on the back of a narrow 0-1 defeat at Biggleswade Town last Saturday.

On the squad front, Owen Wallis and Danny Kelly set to miss out due to hamstrings injuries. The rest of the squad is available for selection.

Hitchin are currently in 19th place in the league table with 20 points from 22 games. Click here for their fixtures and results.

The two clubs last met back less than a month ago at Top Field with the Canaries running out 1-0 winners courtesy of a Michael Cain goal in the 6th minute.

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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)

 

Weekend Round Up – 5 & 6 Jan

Saturday 5 January

The Ives slipped to a 0-1 defeat at Biggleswade.

Click here for the match report & action photos.

Sunday 6 January

The Ladies 1st team stay in the mix at the top end of the ERWFL Div1 with a 2-0 win at home to Hoddesdon Town Owls Ladies. Emily Smith scored with a wonderful 25 yard strike halfway through the second half. Tierney Coulson pounced on a goalkeeping error for the Ives second of the game. Emily Smith was awarded the fans ‘Player of the Match’.

The Ladies Development team lost 3-6 at higher league opposition Riverside Ladies in Group C of the Cambs League Cup. 2 wins from the remaining 2 group games are probably required if they are to qualify for the quarter final knockout stage.

In the EJA, The U16 narrowly lost 2-3 at home to Newport Pagnell in the Brown Division. The U15 recorded up an excellent 5-3 victory at Newmarket Town to keep hot on the heels of Haverhill Rovers at the top of the Green Division.

In the Royston Crow League, the U13 maintained their unbeaten record with a 4-4 draw at home to BSC FC (Youth) to remain 2nd in the division.

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

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

BIGGLESWADE TOWN FC v ST IVES TOWN FC

The Evo-Stik League South Premier Central – Saturday 5 January 3:00pm

With a 3rd clean sheet on the spin courtesy of a 1-0 victory at St Neots on New Years Day, the Ives travel to high flying Biggleswade Town.

Biggleswade Town currently sit in 4th place with 36 points from 22 games. They are also still in the FA Trophy and will visit Conference side AFC Fylde in the 2nd round next Saturday. They will no doubt be hoping that everyone comes though the game unscathed tomorrow so they can field their strongest possible side for their visit to Lancashire.

On the squad front, Robbie Parker will face a late fitness test. The rest of the squad is fit and available for selection. Ben Seymour-Shove is in line to make his 200th competitive appearance for the Ives.

The teams last met on 16 Oct 18 at WWR with the Waders winning 1-0.

Biggleswade Town FC
Langford Road
Langford
Biggleswade
SG18 9JT

Admission Prices
£10 Adults
£8 Concessions
U16 Free

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

ST NEOTS TOWN FC v ST IVES TOWN FC

The Evo-Stik League South Premier Central – Tuesday 1 January 3:00pm

After consecutive 0-0 draws at WWR the Ives make the short trip to old rivals St Neots Town

St Neots currently sit in 21st place with 17 points from 21 games. They also reached the 4th qualifying round of this seasons FA Cup.

On the squad front, Ollie Snaith returns after finishing his four game suspension and will be available for selection. Sam Cartwright will be assessed after limping off during Saturday’s game. Jarvis Wilson is still a doubt after missing our last two fixtures over the Christmas period. Dylan Wilson is set to miss the next few months after suffering a broken ankle in Saturday’s fixture at home to Lowerstoft Town. We all wish Dylan a speedy recovery and look forward to having him back playing soon.

The two sides last met each other at Rowley Park on 5 April 2018 with the home side running out 3-1 winners.

St Neots Town FC
Rowley Park
Kester Way
St Neots
PE19 6SL

Admission Prices
£10 Adults
£7 Concessions
U16 Free

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