Category: Ladies News

Ladies & Colts Round Up – Sunday 15 April

LADIES 1ST TEAM MAINTAIN 6 POINT LEAD AT THE TOP OF THE TABLE

The Ladies 1st team maintained their 6 point lead at the top of the Cambs Premier with a 7-2 win at Cambridge University Women.

Goalscorers  – Tierney Coulson, Amy Seymour-Shove, Georgia Stancombe x3 & Katherine Speed x2
‘Players of the Match’ – Georgia Stancombe & Katherine Speed

Cambs Women’s Premiership. Table up to & including 15.4.18

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 22 April – Peterborough ICA Sports Womens (H) – Cambs Women’s Premiership – Double Header
  • Sun 29 April – Netherton United Ladies (A) – Cambs Women’s Premiership

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The Ladies Development side won 4-1 at home to Burwell Tigers and remain in third position in the Cambs Championship South

Cambs Women’s Championship South. Table up to & including 15.4.18

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 22 April – Isleham United Ladies (H) – Cambs Women’s Championship South
  • Sun 6 May – Histon Ladies Reserves (H) – Cambs Women’s Championship South

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The U15’s lost 0-3 away at Bury Town in the EJA league.

Manager Paul Everest had the following to say –

Was a game of 2 halves but Bury deserved the win.

EJA U15 Yellow Division. Table up to & including 15.4.18

Upcoming fixtures

  • Thurs 19 April – Godmanchester Town (H) – EJA U15 Yellow Division
  • Sun 22 April – Histon (H) – EJA U15 Yellow Division

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The U14’s won 4-1 at Whitton United.

The management had the following to say –

3rd game in 5 days, coming back from Suffolk again with a 1-4 win against a very strong Whitton side. Up to 2nd in the league, let’s see if we can stay there!!!

EJA U14 Green Division. Table up to & including 15.4.18

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 22 April – Woodbridge Town (A) – EJA U14 Green Division
  • Sun 29 April – St Neots Town (N) – Hunts Cup Final – At Yaxley

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The U13’s won 5-0 at home to the Panthers. Match report is on the next page.

Cambs & District Colts League U13A Division – Table up to & including 15.4.18

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 22 April – Bluntisham Blasters (N) – League Cup Final – At Cambridge Stadium Pitch A
  • Thurs 26 April – Bluntisham Blasters (A) Cambs & District Colts League U13A Division

Match Report – Cambridge City Ladies Development v St Ives Town Ladies

Cambridge City Ladies Development v St Ives Town Ladies

Cambridgeshire Women’s S-Tech Premiership – 8 April 18
Double Header – 0-3 & 0-2

St Ives Town Ladies travelled to Trinity College Sports Ground in Cambridge to play a double header against Cambridge City Ladies Development on Sunday, and came away with the full 6 available points in difficult conditions. Despite the rain falling continuously throughout the morning, the pitch was, as always, in excellent condition and allowed both sides to play some good passing football. The first game saw both teams start well, with some good spells of possession, but little initial threat on either goal. The visitors finally broke the deadlock when Katie Stancombe found some space to beat her defender before driving into the box and then firing a low shot past the Cambridge keeper. The goal gave the Ives some impetus to drive forward, and they scored again when a corner was only cleared as far as Mollie Flack, who floated a fantastic shot over the keeper and into the roof of the net. The goal was Flack’s first ever goal for St Ives after nearly 3 years at the Club. Cambridge continued to have some success of their own at the other end, especially from the wide areas, and despite the 2 goal lead for Ives, there was still little to choose between the sides in overall play. In the second half, St Ives continued to repel the home side’s attacks while still managing their own with several attempts narrowly wide. The game was put beyond doubt late in the second half when the returning Katherine Speed received a pass beyond the defender before expertly placing her shot into the bottom corner. So the final score in game 1 was 3-0 to St Ives, with Mollie Flack picking up the Player of the Match award for her excellent defending and for her first ever Ives goal.

Game 2 started after a short break with the rain finally starting to ease, but once again the pitch remained in good condition which was a real testament to the grounds staff at Trinity. Again this game started relatively evenly, with both teams having opportunities to attack after periods of possession. As all the players began to tire in the conditions, it was always going to take an extraordinary effort to get forward in numbers and create scoring opportunities. St Ives reintroduced Georgia Stancombe after a break, and she had the desired effect to help increase the tempo. This led to the Saints winning a penalty 20 minutes into the first half, which Katherine Speed scored in some style. Georgia Stancome then got the reward she deserved for her efforts a few minutes later when she received a pass on the edge of the box before taking a touch and firing a low drive past the home keeper. Into the second half, and Cambridge really started to trouble the visitors now with some sustained attacks. Tierney Coulson epitomised the effort St Ives were prepared to put into the game by constantly pressing from the front, while backed up by her team mates. Cambridge won two corners midway through the second period, and both looked extremely dangerous before eventually being cleared by the Ives defence. Ellie Brown in particular was showing her skill and desire in defence to continue to prevent Cambridge from scoring. In the final few minutes, Kira Markwell pulled off a fantastic save to preserve the clean sheet for her team when diving at full stretch to her right to turn a low shot around the post when it looked certain to find the back of the net. So the second game of this double header ended 2-0 to St Ives. Huge credit must also be given to Cambridge City for their excellent play in what was a gruelling 2 hours of football. The Ives Player of the Match was Ellie Brown for her outstanding defensive play and assured passing throughout the game.

Report by Darren Marjoram

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership Table up to & including 8.4.18

Match Report – Newmarket Town Ladies 0 St Ives Town Ladies 2

Newmarket Town Ladies 0 St Ives Town Ladies 2

Cambridgeshire Women’s S-Tech Premiership – 1 April 18

Despite all the recent bad weather, the top of the table clash between St Ives Town Ladies and Newmarket Town Ladies went ahead thanks to the fantastic 3G surface at Newmarket Town.

Prior to the game St Ives were top and held a 4 point advantage over the hosts with Netherton in second place on the same points total as the Ives. The game started a little scrappy at times, no doubt due to the fact that neither team wanted to concede an early goal that would put them under pressure. St Ives had a couple of half chances midway through the first half when Georgia Stancombe and Tierney Coulson respectively were put through on goal, but on both occasions the Newmarket defence had time to recover and force a rushed attempt. Newmarket had half chances of their own, but their best chance went wide of the target with a shot across goal. In truth, both defences looked solid, and with the score at 0-0 as the game reached half time, it seemed like a stalemate could be on the cards unless one of these sides could come up with a momant of magic.

St Ives came out for the second half with a renewed energy and it was Katie Stancombe who came up with that moment of magic on 46 minutes, driving at the full back before shifting the ball onto her weaker left foot and firing an unstoppable shot from the edge of the box straight into the top corner of the goal. A fantastic goal that now gave the Ives something to defend. And defend was exactly what they had to do! Newmarket pressed forwards in numbers in search of the equaliser, but the Ives continued to defend superbly well. The first chance for the hosts came from a corner that almost found the player at the far post and narrowly bounced wide, and this was followed by another testing corner and two outstanding saves by Kira Markwell who got fingertips to keep out driving goal bound shots from the home side. As Newmarket continued to push forward and bombard the visiting defence, gaps began to open up at the other end. In injury time, the Ives finally secured the three points when substitute Connie Liddiard flicked the ball on for Hannah Seymour-Shove to beat the keeper to the bouncing ball before firing into the empty net. A hard fought win on the road for St Ives, and one where Newmarket can justifiably feel they did enough to take at least a point. Every player worked tirelessly for the team to see St Ives claim the win, but Player of the Match went to Kira Markwell for her outstanding saves, and Katie Stancombe for her wonder goal that set up this important win.

Report by Darren Marjoram

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership Table up to & including 1.4.18

Ladies & Colts Round Up – Sunday 25 March

TOP DAY FOR THE SUNDAY SIDES

The Ladies 1st team moved to the top of the Cambs Women’s Premiership with 6-0 & 4-0 victories respectively in a double header against Park Ladies

Manager Darren Marjoram had the following to say -:

What a performance from the Ladies again today! A double header resulting in 6 points, 10 goals and two clean sheets! Every single one of the players was in top form and I couldn’t be more proud of them!

Goalscorers in the 6-0 win – Tierney Coulson, Amy Seymour-Shove x2, Georgia Stancombe & Frances Chapman x2
‘Players of the Match’ – Ellie Brown, Tierney Coulson & Amy Seymour-Shove

Goalscorers in the 4-0 win – Tierney Coulson x2, & Georgia Stancombe x2
‘Players of the Match’ – Frances Chapman, Katie Stancombe & Hannah Seymour-Shove

Cambs Women’s Premiership. Table up to & including 25.3.18

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 1 April – Newmarket Town Ladies (A) – Cambs Women’s Premiership
  • Sun 8 April – Cambridge City Development (A) – Cambs Women’s Premiership – Double Header

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The Ladies Development side drew 1-1 at Burwell Tigers with Jess Guthurie scoring the Ives goal.

Cambs Women’s Championship South. Table up to & including 25.3.18

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 8 April – Histon Ladies Reserves (A) – Cambs Women’s Championship South
  • Sun 15 April – Burwell Tigers Ladies (H) – Cambs Women’s Championship South

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The U15’s won 1-0 away at Felixstowe & Walton in the EJA league.

Manager Paul Everest had the following to say –

We played out a hard fought win in the EJA League this morning. Early start with the time change but great effort from both teams and great advert for EJA football.

EJA U15 Yellow Division. Table up to & including 25.3.18

Upcoming fixtures

  • Tues 27 March – Newport Pagnell (A) – EJA U15 Yellow Division
  • Sun 8 April – Stowmarket Town (A) – EJA U15 Yellow Division

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The U14’s won at home 2-1 to Needham Market which moves them up to 4th in the league table.

EJA U14 Green Division. Table up to & including 25.3.18

Upcoming fixtures

  • Wed 11 April – Felixstowe & Walton (A) – EJA U14 Green Division
  • Fri 13 April – Dereham Town (A) – EJA U14 Green Division

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The U13’s drew 2-2 at Ely City Crusaders. Match report is on the next page.

Cambs & District Colts League U13A Division – Table up to & including 25.3.18

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 15 April – Panthers (H) – Cambs & District Colts League U13A Division
  • Sun 22 April – Bluntisham Blasters (N) – League Cup Final – At Cambridge Stadium Pitch A

Semi-Final Heartache for the Ladies – Sunday Round Up 11 March

Three 1 goal defeats and a thumping victory

For the second season running the Ladies First team fell at the Semi-Final stage of the League Cup with a narrow 0-1 defeat at the hands of Peterborough ICA Sports.

Manager Darren Marjoram had the following to say -:

Not our day today, but still couldn’t be prouder of the Ladies. Second year running we’ve reached the semi final stage, and our first defeat in 14 games. Well done to ICA Sports and good luck in the final. A good club, with good people involved.

Ellie Brown was named ‘Player of the Match’

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 18 March – Cambridge City Ladies (A) – Cambs Women’s Invitation Cup
  • Sun 1 April – Newmarket Town Ladies (A) – Cambs Women’s Premiership

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The Ladies Development game at home to Newmarket Town Ladies Res was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Cambs Women’s Championship South. Table up to & including 18.2.18

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 25 March – Burwell Tigers (A)  – Cambs Women’s Championship South
  • Sun 8 April – Histon Ladies Reserves (A) – Cambs Women’s Championship South

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The U15’s lost 3-4 at home to Stowmarket Town in a pulsating game in the EJA league.

Manager Paul Everest had the following to say –

Brilliant game. End to end some great goals and footie from both teams. 2 goals for Mitkov and 1 for Ben Smith. Well done to all players, it was a great game to watch.

The U15’s have a game this coming Tuesday evening away against Cambridge City at the Bottisham Sports Centre 19:15 k.o.

EJA U15 Yellow Division. Table up to & including 11.3.18

Upcoming fixtures

  • Tues 13 March – Cambridge City (A) – EJA U15 Yellow Division
  • Sun 18 March – Felixstowe & Walton (A) – EJA U15 Yellow Division

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The U14’s lost at home 1-2 to Newmarket Town which leaves them in 5th position in the league table.

EJA U14 Green Division. Table up to & including 11.3.18

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 18 March – Felixstowe & Walton (A) – EJA U14 Green Division
  • Sun 25 March – Newmarket Town (H) – EJA U14 Green Division

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The U13’s had a massive 14-1 victory at home to Burwell Swallows. Match report is on the next page.

Cambs & District Colts League U13A Division – Table up to & including 11.3.18

The postponed game on 28 Jan against Saffron Walden Community Youth has been awarded as a walkover to the St Ives U13’s.

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 25 March – Ely Crusaders (A) – Cambs & District Colts League U13A Division
  • Sun 15 April – Exning United (H) – Cambs & District Colts League U13A Division

Ladies & Colts Round Up – 25 Feb

A HAT-TRICK OF VICTORIES

The Ladies played March Town Ladies for the fifth time this season and ran out 6-0 winners which lifts them in to 2nd place in the table.

Six players were on the score sheet – Tierney Coulson, Georgia Stancombe, Amy Seymour-Shove, Hannah Seymour-Shove, Megan Stowe & Connie Liddiard

Cambs Women’s Premiership – Table up to & including 25.2.18

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 4 March – Cambridge City Ladies Development (A) – Cambs Women’s Premiership
  • Sun 11 March – Peterborough ICA Sports (N) – League Cup Semi Final – Being played at Fulbourn Rec

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The Ladies Development side had a week off due to losing in the first round of the Junior Invitation Cup.

Cambs Women’s Championship South. Table up to & including 18.2.18

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 4 March – Burwell Tigers (A)  – Cambs Women’s Championship South
  • Sun 11 March – Histon Ladies Reserves (H) – Cambs Women’s Championship South

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The U15’s won 3-0 at home to Biggleswade Town in the EJA league.

Manager Paul Everest had the following to say –

Good 3 – 0 win in the EJA League today and a 3rd clean sheet in a row. Well done lads, onto Cambridge City next week.

EJA U15 Yellow Division – Table up to & including 25.2.18

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 4 March – Cambridge City (A) – EJA U15 Yellow Division
  • Sun 11 March – Stowmarket Town (A) – EJA U15 Yellow Division

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The U14’s game at home to AFC Sudbury was postponed due to a frozen pitch.

EJA U14 Green Division. Table up to & including 18.2.18

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 4 March – Woodbridge Town (A) – EJA U14 Green Division
  • Sun 11 March – Newmarket Town (H) – EJA U14 Green Division

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The U13’s won 6-0 at West Wratting. Match report is on the next page.

Cambs & District Colts League U13A Division – Table up to & including 25.2.18

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 4 March – Panthers (A) – Cambs & District Colts League U13A Division
  • Sun 11 March – Burwell Swallows (H) – Cambs & District Colts League U13A Division

Ladies & Colts Round Up – 18 Feb

A WIN, A DRAW AND A LOSS

The Ladies scheduled game against ICA Sports was cancelled with the Ives being awarded the win and the 3 points.

Cambs Women’s Premiership – Table up to & including 18.2.18

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 25 Feb – March Town United Ladies (A) – Cambs Women’s Premiership
  • Sun 4 March – Cambridge City Ladies Development (A) – Cambs Women’s Premiership

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The Ladies Development side fell at the first hurdle in the Cambs FA Women’s Junior Invitation Cup losing 1-4 at home to Wisbech Town Ladies from the Championship North Division.

The League have advised that the game played on 14 Jan against Newmarket Ladies Reserves, which was abandoned with the score at 1-1 after 81 minutes due to a serious injury to a Newmarket player, will not be replayed and the result will be recorded as a 1-1 draw.

Cambs Women’s Championship South. Table up to & including 18.2.18

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 4 March – Burwell Tigers (A)  – Cambs Women’s Championship South
  • Sun 11 March – Histon Ladies Reserves (H) – Cambs Women’s Championship South

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The U15’s drew 0-0 at home to Bury Town in the EJA league.

Manager Paul Everest had the following to say –

Tough physical game but some really good football as well, draw was a fair result. Learn and move on.

EJA U15 Yellow Division – Table up to & including 18.2.18

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 25 Feb – Biggleswade Town (H) – EJA U15 Yellow Division
  • Sun 4 March – Cambridge City (A) – EJA U15 Yellow Division

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The U14’s had a narrow 1-0 win at Walsham Le Willows in the EJA league.

The U14 management said the following –

A very hard fought 0-1 away win today against a very good Walsham Le Willows U14s team. Thank you for having us and the fantastic hospitality.

EJA U14 Green Division. Table up to & including 18.2.18

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 25 Feb – AFC Sudbury (H) – EJA U14 Green Division
  • Sun 4 March – Woodbridge Town (A) – EJA U14 Green Division

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The U13’s have had a 2 week break and resume on Sun 25 Feb.

Cambs & District Colts U13A Division. Table up to & including 18.2.18

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 25 Feb – West Wratting Youth (A) – Cambs & District Colts League U13A Division
  • Sun 4 March – Panthers (A) – Cambs & District Colts League U13A Division

Ladies & Colts Round Up – 11 Feb

2 out of 3 for our Sunday sides

In a late fixture change, the Ladies 1st team played (for the 4th time this season) March Town United Ladies in the 1/4 final of the Cambs FA Invitation Cup running out 2-0 winners to progress to the semi-final.

Ladies manager Darren Marjoram had the following to say –

A really good performance from the Ladies again in the 1/4 final of the Invitation Cup against a fast improving March side. Huge thanks to Gary and everyone at March Town for arranging this game at short notice when thee original games were postponed.

Both goals for were scored by Tierney Coulson. The first a well taken penalty after a foul on Sasha Smith and a simple finish for the second after superb work by Georgia Stancombe. Players of the match were the excellent Hannah Seymour-Shove and Stephanie Ransome.

The postponed game against ICA Sports will now be this coming Sunday 18 Feb.

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 18 Feb – Peterborough ICA Sports Women’s (H) – Cambs Women’s Premiership
  • Sun 25 Feb – March Town United Ladies (A) – Cambs Women’s Premiership

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The Ladies Development game against Isleham United was postponed. Their next game is this coming Sunday against Wisbech from the Championship North Division in the Junior invitation cup

Cambs Women’s Championship South. Table up to & including 4.2.18

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 18 Feb – Wisbech Town (H) – Cambs FA Women’s Junior Invitation Cup
  • Sun 4 March – Burwell Tigers (A)  – Cambs Women’s Championship South

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The U15’s won 4-0 at home to Leiston in the EJA league.

Manager Paul Everest had the following to say –

Great game today and 4 – 0 win for St Ives. Played some really good football in haìl & rain. Scorers Myles hamilton, Ben Smith, Jools Priest and Mitkov. Well done lads. Look forward to Bury Town at home next week.

EJA U15 Yellow Division. Table up to & including 11.2.18

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 18 Feb – Bury Town (H) – EJA U15 Yellow Division
  • Sun 25 Feb – Biggleswade Town (H) – EJA U15 Yellow Division

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The U14’s suffered a 1-2 defeat at Newmarket

EJA U14 Green Division. Table up to & including 11.2.18

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 18 Feb – Walsham Le Willows (A) – EJA U14 Green Division
  • Sun 25 Feb – AFC Sudbury (H) – EJA U14 Green Division

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The U13’s have a 2 week break and resume on Sun 25 Feb.

Cambs & District Colts U13A Division. Table up to & including 4.2.18

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 25 Feb – West Wratting Youth (A) – Cambs & District Colts League U13A Division
  • Sun 4 March – Panthers (A) – Cambs & District Colts League U13A Division

Ladies & Colts Round Up & Match Report – 4 Feb

The U13s are the sole winners for our Sunday sides

The Ladies 1st Team didn’t play this weekend and drop to 3rd in the table, but have games in hand over the 2 teams above them in the league table.

Cambs Women’s Premiership. Table up to & including 4.2.18

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 11 Feb – Peterborough ICA Sports Women’s (H) – Cambs Women’s Premiership
  • Sun 18 Feb – March Town United Ladies (A) – Cambs FA Women’s Invitation Cup

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It was a game of 2 halves for the Ladies Development team. They were 3-0 up at halftime against current table leaders Fulbourn Institute. The Bluebirds however rallied in the second half to come away 4-3 winners.

Cambs Women’s Champioship South. Table up to & including 4.2.18

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 11 Feb – Isleham United  (H) – Cambs Women’s Championship South
  • Sun 18 Feb – Wisbech Town (H) – Cambs FA Women’s Junior Invitation Cup

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The U15’s lost 4-1 at Haverhill Rovers with Ben Smith scoring the Ives goal.

Manager Paul Everest had the following to say –

Well done to Haverhill Rovers who were deserved winners today in the EJA League. Best of luck for the rest of your season. For the Ives we re-group and move on to Leiston FC at home next week.

EJA U15 Yellow Division. Table up to & including 4.2.18

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 11 Feb – Leiston (H) – EJA U15 Yellow Division
  • Sun 18 Feb – Bury Town (H) – EJA U15 Yellow Division

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The U14’s also lost 4-1 at home to Haverhill Rovers

EJA U14 Green Division. Table up to & including 4.2.18

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 11 Feb – Newmarket Town (A) – EJA U14 Green Division
  • Sun 18 Feb – Walsham Le Willows (A) – EJA U14 Green Division

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The U13’s were 2-0 winners at Littleport in the Cambs & District U13A division.

Manager Jay Annis has provided the below match report –

We started really fast today to try and catch Littleport cold but nothing materialized, five or six real chances to put the ball in the back of the net in the first ten minutes. So Littleport started  slowly retreating towards their box giving us more time to pick a pass.

Littleport  were defending  like lions and had a few chances on the break, but finally from play from the back we managed to get Gino in behind to score in the 34 minute. Thankfully half time came and we could re-organise and focus on what we could do in the second half. Again Littleport had everyone behind the ball and making it very hard for us to get the second that would kill the game. We carried on threading the ball through and making chances with no end product. And you could sense that Littleport  might get something on the break.

But with a minute to go the ball was threaded through to Harry who shot hit the keeper for it to rebound and Gino to stick the ball in the net.

This was a difficult game the boys had to be patient to today and had to stay  focused in their job role a great performance by the team and more pleasing having our goalkeeper (Luis) back after four weeks and a clean sheet made the result more pleasing. Also to Harvey D back in the squad after being away with illness gave us another dimension to the team .

Goal scorer – Gino Giove 2

Man of the match  – Luke Dunn. Great work rate and determination to help the team.

Cambs & District Colts U13A Division. Table up to & including 4.2.18

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 25 Feb – West Wratting Youth (A) – Cambs & District Colts League U13A Division
  • Sun 4 March – Panthers (A) – Cambs & District Colts League U13A Division

Match Report – St Ives Town Ladies 3 March Town Ladies 0

St Ives Town Ladies 3 March Town Ladies 0

Cambridgeshire Womens Premiership Division – 28 January 18

St Ives Town Ladies faced March Town Ladies in much better conditions that the previous week on the 3G pitch, thus avoiding another potential postponement through waterlogging. Ives knew this would be a stern test, March having showed excellent form in games against Newmarket Town and Netherton in recent weeks, and this proved to be the case. The visitors were well organised and disciplined, and breaking through proved difficult for the hosts. After prolonged periods of Ives giving away possession, and then winning it back, a free kick was awarded on the edge of the box for a foul on Georgia Stancombe. Hannah Seymour-Shove stepped up and hit an unstoppable shot which March keeper Tori Sharpe could only get fingertips to. Despite conceding a goal, March kept their composure and frustrated Ives with their disciplined defending, in fact Ives did not trouble Sharpe for the remainder of the first half.

In the second half, and with the stiff breeze in their faces, Ives began to finally get back to their passing game and began to trouble the hosts goal more frequently. Sasha Smith had a chance to double the score with a lofted shot from outside the box, but her shot unluckily hit the far post and rebounded out. Ives finally doubled their lead when Georgia Stancombe ran onto a defence splitting pass and expertly placed her shot past Sharpe to make it 2-0. March continued to defend well, while still getting forward to put St Ives under pressure. However they found the Ives defence, and in particular Ellie Brown, in fine form as the hosts repelled the attacks one by one. Ives gave a debut in the final minutes to young Development team goalkeeper Sophie Marjoram as they continued their policy of developing the youth players from the town. The Ives put some gloss on the score line with a last minute goal, Tierney Coulson following up an initial shot and ensuring the ball was forced home to make the final score 3-0 to St Ives. March Town Ladies certainly have the look of a team rapidly improving, and will no doubt be winning plenty more games this season. Ives player of the match was Ellie Brown for her composed and commanding performance at centre half.

Report by Darren Marjoram

Ladies & Colts Round Up – 28 Jan

Hunts County Cup Final beckons for the U14s

The Ladies 1st Team move in to 2nd place in the Cambs Women’s Premiership with a 3-0 win over March Town Ladies

Hannah Seymour-Shove, Georgia Stancombe & Tierney Coulson got on the scoresheet. Ellie Brown was awarded ‘Player of the Match’.

Ladies Manager Darren Marjoram had the following to say after the game

A good second half for the Ladies and a 3-0 win against a very good March side today. A good game to watch. Fantastic free kick from Hannah Seymour-Shove to open the scoring, with Georgia Stancombe and Tierney Coulson adding second half goals.

The second half was a good display of passing from all the Ladies, but none more so than from player of the match Ellie Brown – a truly amazing performance from a 16 year old. So much composure, and didn’t put a foot wrong all game.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership. Table up to & including 28.1.18

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 11 Feb – Peterborough ICA Sports Women’s (H) – Cambs Women’s Premiership
  • Sun 18 Feb – Netherton United (A) – Cambs Women’s Premiership

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The Ladies Development game was postponed for the second week running due to a waterlogged pitch.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South. Table up to & including 14/1/18

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 4 Feb – Fulborn Institute Bluebirds (H) – Cambs Women’s Championship South
  • Sun 11 Feb – Isleham United  (H) – Cambs Women’s Championship South

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The U15’s went out in the 1/4 final of the Presidents Cup when they lost 4-2 at Witham.

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 4 Feb – Haverhill Rovers (A) – EJA U15 Yellow Division
  • Sun 11 Feb – Leiston (H) – EJA U15 Yellow Division

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The U14’s made it through to the Final of the Hunts County Cup with a 3-0 win over St Ives Rangers.

They will meet St Neots in the Final

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 4 Feb – Haverhill Rovers (H) – EJA U14 Green Division
  • Sun 11 Feb – Newmarket Town (A) – EJA U14 Green Division

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The U13’s game against Saffron Walden was postponed due to the opponents being unable to raise a team.

Cambridge & District Colts League U13A. Table up to & including 28.1.18

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 4 Feb – Littleport Town Colts (A) – Cambs & District Colts League U13A Division
  • Sun 25 Feb – West Wratting Youth (A) – Cambs & District Colts League U13A Division

Match Report – St Ives Town Ladies 4 Cambridge Rangers 1

St Ives Town Ladies 4 Cambridge Rangers 1

Cambridgeshire FA Invitation Cup – 1st Round – 21 Jan 18

Despite the snow on Sunday, St Ives Town Ladies entertained Cambridge Rangers in the 1st round of the Cambs Invitation Cup. The match took place on the 3G pitch, but even then it only went ahead after the pitch markings were cleared by Development team manager Lisa Trigg and a few other willing helpers leading up to kick off. As expected, the snow created a difficult surface on which to play football,  and so inevitably both sides lost possession frequently causing the game to become a bit disjointed. Ives took the lead when Georgia Stancombe took a pass in her stride and confidently finished past the Rangers keeper. Ives had further chances to add to their tally, the best one being when Sasha Smith found herself 1v1 with the visiting keeper, but failed to hit the target. Ives were punished just after the half hour mark when Cambridge worked the ball well down the Ives left, their striker beating the defence and placing a perfectly angled shot that beat Kira Markwell in the home goal and found the far bottom corner. Ives continued to try to find a way through the Cambridge Rangers back line, but were unable to find any further goals before the break.

The teams emerged for the second half with temperatures still close to freezing, but St Ives started quickly and soon had the visitors pinned back in their own half. After several chances were either saved by the excellent visiting keeper, or were put narrowly wide, Ives finally took the lead through skipper Amy Seymour-Shove who tucked the ball away at the far post when Cambridge Rangers failed to clear their lines. With Saints now firmly in control, it seemed only a matter of time until the next goal came. sure enough, the hard working Hannah Seymour-Shove got the goal her efforts deserved when she volleyed in a cross at the back post. Megan Stow was involved in almost everything in midfield, and was unfortunate to see her goal shortly after ruled out for offside. However the best goal of the game came 10 minutes from the end when Stephanie Ransome sprinted forward from full back to hit an unstoppable shot from 20 yards which flew into the top corner to make the score 4-1.

A game that was a little short on quality at times, mainly due to the difficult playing conditions, but certainly a good competitive game when many others were postponed due to the weather. Player of the Match was Megan Stow for her fantastic performance in midfield to set up the victory.

Report by Darren Marjoram

Ladies & Colts Round Up – 21 Jan

A Hat Trick of Victories

The Ladies 1st Team progressed in the Cambridgeshire FA Invitation Cup with a 4-1 victory over Cambridge Rangers on the 3G at the St Ivo Complex.

Ladies Manager Darren Marjoram said the following via Twitter –

Awful conditions today for the Ladies first round tie against Cambridge Rangers in the Invitation Cup, but glad the game went ahead! Goals from Georgia Stancombe, Amy Seymour-Shove, Hannah Seymour-Shove and a screamer from Stephanie Ransome. Megan Stowe was player of the match.

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 28 Jan – Park Ladies (H) – Cambs Women’s Premiership
  • Sun 4 Feb – March Town Ladies (A) – Cambs Women’s Premiership

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The Ladies Development game was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch

Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South. Table up to & including 14/1/18

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 28 Jan – Burwell Tigers Ladies (H) – Cambs Women’s Championship South
  • Sun 4 Feb – Fulborn Institute Bluebirds (H) – Cambs Women’s Championship South

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The U15’s league game at Stowmarket was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

EJA U15 Yellow Division. Table up to & including 21/1/18

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 28 Jan – Witham Town (A) – EJA Presidents Cup
  • Sun 4 Feb – Haverhill Rovers (A) – EJA U15 Yellow Division

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The U14’s won 4-2 at home to Felixstowe & Walton in the EJA League

The U14 management made the following comment via Twitter –

Tricky conditions today for both teams, even on 3G, St Ives coming out on top in the end 4-2 with goals from Toby 2, Tom and Kieran.

EJA U14 Green Division. Table up to & including 21/1/18

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 4 Feb – Haverhill Rovers (H) – EJA U14 Green Division
  • Sun 11 Feb – Newmarket Town (A) – EJA U14 Green Division

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The U13’s won 5-1 against West Wratting in the Cambs & District League

Manager Jay Annis has provided the below match report –

Today we were matched for fitness and passion to do well in the match the difference was In finishing in front of goal, and  very hard working midfield. The conditions were not great but the passing and movement we had today stretched the game and made it difficult for Wratting. The team are playing with great confidence and amazing commitment to one another.

We also welcomed back from injury today Ben and Gino also Billy who gained valuable minutes after several weeks out. Thanks go to Ollie for stepping up in goal today as we still have few on the injury list.

Goalscorers
Alfie  Baker 3
Harry Suttie 1
Daniel Legg 1

Man of the match – Alfie Baker. Great finishing and enthusiasm for the game.

A very satisfying result today for the team. They all played well in hard conditions and deserve praise for their performance.

Cambridge & District Colts U13A Division. Table up to & including 21/1/18

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 28 Jan – Saffron Walden Community Youth Blues (H) – Cambs & District Colts League U13A Division
  • Sun 4 Feb – Littleport Town Colts (A) – Cambs & District Colts League U13A Division

Youth, Ladies & Colts Round Up – 14 Jan

3 Wins, 1 Loss & 1 Abandonment

In an unusual Sunday fixture for the Youth Team, they went out at the quarter final stage of the Hunts Cup losing 2-1 at St Neots. A repeat scoreline of last years final between the two sides.

A full match report by Nigel Howlett to follow.

Upcoming fixtures

  • Mon 29 Jan – Wisbech St Mary U18 (H) – Thurlow Nunn Youth League West Division
  • Wed 7 Feb – King’s Lynn Town U18 (A) – Thurlow Nunn Youth League West Division

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The Ladies 1st Team had a game free weekend.

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 21 Jan – Cambridge Rangers (H) – Cambs Women’s Invitational Cup
  • Sun 28 Jan – Park Ladies (H) – Cambs Women’s Premiership

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The Ladies Development league match at Newmarket Town Ladies Reserves was abandoned in the 80th minute with the score at 1-1 due to a serious injury suffered by a Newmarket player.

Newmarket Ladies made the following statement via Twitter –

Game Abandoned after 80 Min due to a serious injury.

Thank you to Darren Marjoram and all at St Ives Town Ladies for their help and support in dealing with our injured player. #FootballFamily

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 21 Jan – Histon Ladies Res (H) – Cambs Women’s Championship South
  • Sun 28 Jan – Burwell Tigers Ladies (H) – Cambs Women’s Championship South

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The U15’s progressed to the 3rd Round of the Presidents Cup with a 1-0 win over Leiston courtesy of a Ben Smith goal.

Manager Paul Everest had the following to say –

The 15’s travelled to Leiston in the EJA Presidents Cup today. A good game that saw St Ives come away with the win after a hard fought game. Look forward to the draw for the next round.

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 21 Jan – Stowmarket Town (A) – EJA U15 Yellow Division
  • Sun 4 Feb – Haverhill Rovers (A) – EJA U15 Yellow Division

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The U14’s won through to the semi finals of the Hunts U14 Cup with a 7-2 victory over Godmanchester Town.

The U14 management made the following comment via Twitter –

Tidy display in the Hunts Cup this morning 7-2 win over Godmanchester. On to the semis!!!

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 21 Jan – Felixstowe & Walton (H) – EJA U14 Green Division
  • Sun 4 Feb – Haverhill Rovers (H) – EJA U14 Green Division

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The U13’s made it through to the Final of the League Cup with an excellent 2-1 victory over top of the table Saffron Walden Community Youth Blues

Baker & Keates got the Ives goals. Damien Boakye was awarded ‘Player of the Match’

The U13 management reported the following via Twitter –

What a performance today!!! We had 12 men after a few late drop outs through illness. We asked our team to show desire, passion, patience and commitment. That’s exactly what happened!

Oli & Dan thanks for doing your stints in goal!!!

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 21 Jan – West Wratting Youth (H) – Cambs & District Colts League U13A Division
  • Sun 28 Jan – Sun 14 Jan – Saffron Walden Community Youth Blues (H) – Cambs & District Colts League U13A Division

Ladies Match Reports – Sunday 7 January

St Ives Town Ladies 4 Netherton United Ladies 2

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

St Ives Town Ladies met Netherton United Ladies in a top of the table clash in the Cambridgeshire Premiership on Sunday. After all the recent rain, the pitch was heavy and this was always likely to be a factor as the game went on. The Ives Ladies started the day in second place, 12 points behind Netherton but with 4 games in hand and both teams had been in excellent form going into this fixture, with each team only losing once so far in the league. St Ives started the brighter of the two teams and took the lead in the 6th minute of the game when Katherine Speed slotted the ball past the visiting keeper after running onto a perfect defence splitting pass. The second goal arrived soon after when Hannah Seymour-Shove got on the score sheet to register her fifth goal of the season with a excellent finish past the Netherton keeper. St Ives continued to break up the Netherton attacks successfully and to create their own attacks, and it was Georgia Stancombe who turned a continued spell of pressure into another goal when scoring in the 33rd minute. The excitement of the first half continued when the Saints were awarded a penalty with minutes of the first half to go, but unfortunately Georgia Stancombe put her spot kick straight at the Netherton keeper to mean the half time score was 3-0 to St Ives. The second half was always going to see Netherton make a renewed effort to attack the Ives back line as much as possible, but it was St Ives who scored the next goal with Georgia Stancombe scoring after fine work from Katherine Speed. Netherton did not let up with their attacking instincts and pulled a goal back on 60 minutes when Georgina Parrett bravely scored from an acute angle, making contact with the post in the process. Thankfully she was able to continue after treatment. The visitors got their second on 75 minutes when Parrett scored her second of the game after Ives failed to clear their lines as legs began to tire. Netherton had another chance to score and set up a nervy finish for the hosts with a shot aimed at the near post, which was only prevented by an amazing sliding clearance from the recovering Ellie Brown. St Ives managed to see out the remainder of the game without further scare to make the final score 4-2. Player of the Match went to three players in amongst a host of stand out performances – Ellie Brown, Katherine Speed and Hannah Seymour-Shove.

St Ives Town Ladies Development 3 Histon Ladies Res 3

Cambridgeshire Women’s League Division One Cup – Group B

St Ives Town Ladies Development hosted Histon Res in group stages of the League 1 cup on another heavy pitch. Histon took the lead after Ives had withstood their early pressure, but the hosts got themselves back on level terms when Leah Culpin’s run was ended by what looked to be a robust challenge in the box only for Georgia Rebane to cleverly score when the referee played an excellent advantage. The game was played at a furious tempo with both teams battling away to try to win control, but it was Ives who scored next when Molly Berryman scored with a perfectly placed header from a corner. Histon then got the game back level within a matter of minutes, and then went on to score their third and take a 3-2 lead. But this pulsating game was not over yet! Ives got their deserved equaliser when Connie Liddiard scored with a neat finish late in the game to give St Ives a well deserved draw. Players of the Match were Chloe Fegan-Webb for a superb performance in goal, and Kelly Holliday for her tireless work rate.

Reports by Darren Marjoram

Ladies & Colts Round Up – 7 Jan

A mixed bag of results for the Sunday sides

The Ladies 1st team did their championship claims no harm at all with an excellent 4-2 win over current leaders Netherton United Ladies.

Georgia Stancombe grabbed a brace with Hannah Seymour-Shove & Katherine Speed collecting a goal a piece.

Ellie Brown, Hannah Seymour-Shove & Katherine Speed were jointly awarded ‘Player of the Match’.

Ladies Manager Darren Marjoram had the following to say –

Fantastic performance from St Ives Town Ladies today on a difficult pitch to beat the league leaders 4-2. Most pleasing was the desire they had to see the game out at the end when legs were tired. Netherton are a good side. Not many teams will get anything from them!

This result leaves the Ladies in 2nd place, 9 points behind Netherton, but with 4 games in hand.

Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership. Table up to & including 7/1/18

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 14 Jan – March Town Ladies (H) – Cambs Women’s Premiership
  • Sun 21 Jan – Cambridge Rangers (H) – Cambs Women’s Invitational Cup

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The Ladies Development side drew 3-3 with Histon Ladies Reserves in Group B of the Division One Cup which was good enough to send them through to the Quarter Finals knockout stage.

Molly Berryman, Connie Liddiard & Georgia Rebane scored a goal each.

Chloe Fegan-Webb & Kelly Holiday were jointly awarded ‘Player of the Match’.

Division One Cup – Group B. Table up to & including 7.1.18

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 14 Jan – Newmarket Town Ladies Res (A) – Cambs Women’s Championship South
  • Sun 21 Jan – Histon Ladies Res (H) – Cambs Women’s Championship South

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The U15’s won an exciting encounter 4-3 against Haverhill Rovers in the EJA League Yellow Divison

Manager Paul Everest had the following to say –

Showed good character and strength to come from behind to get the 3 points – Well done lads. Looking forward to Leiston away in the Presidents cup next week.

EJA U15 Yellow Division. Table up to & including 7.1.18

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 14 Jan – Leiston (A) – Presidents Cup 2nd Round
  • Sun 21 Jan – Stowmarket Town (A) – EJA U15 Yellow Division

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The U14’s lost in the Quarter Finals of the League Cup going down 2-1 at Stotfold. This, however, was overshadowed by the injury to George Hiller.

The U14 management made the following comment via Twitter –

A bad day as knocked out of the cup losing 2-1. Played most of the 2nd half with 9 players, losing 1 with a long term injury….but very proud of the boys and the heart and fight they showed. Hurry back George.

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 14 Jan – Godmanchester Rovers (A) – U14 Hunts County Cup Quarter Final
  • Sun 21 Jan – Felixstowe & Walton (H) – EJA U14 Green Division

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The U13’s drew 1-1 at home to Littleport in the Cambs & District Colts League.

Alfie Baker scored the Ives goal, taking his tally this season to 12. This puts him in 2nd place in the division.

Luke Annis & Harvey Donaldson were jointly awarded ‘Player of the Match’.

The U13 management reported the following via Twitter –

Today’s game was a good performance with the majority of the possession. Plenty of chances, we just need to be clinical. But take nothing away from a resilient Littleport side.

Cambridge & District Colts League U13A Division – Table up to & including 7.1.18

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 14 Jan – Saffron Walden Community Youth Blues (A) – League Challenge Cup
  • Sun 21 Jan – West Wratting Youth (H) – Cambs & District Colts League U13A Division

New sponsor for the Ladies

St Ives Town Ladies are delighted to announce A Stancombe Fencing Contractors Ltd as a new sponsor for substitute jackets. Many thanks to Alec Stancombe for his kind sponsorship and continued support of St Ives Town Ladies.

St Ives Ladies Charity Run – Sunday 31 Dec

The ladies squad are running to raise money for Hunts Community Cancer Network in support of their fellow team mate who is currently undergoing chemotherapy for bowel cancer.

The run will take place around 9:30 am, starting from the St Ivo Outdoor Centre and finishing at the football club about 9:45 am.

All are welcome to attend at WWR to greet and give them the welcome they deserve. Refreshments will be available.

The below is taken from the Just Giving page –

Back in April 2017 my life changed forever when I heard the words “you have stage 4 bowel cancer”. Thankfully the words that followed were “curative intent” and that was all I needed to hear!

Since then I’ve had major surgery on both my bowel and liver and I’m currently approaching round 5 out of 12 of my chemotherapy post surgery.

So the plan is that between now and 31st Jan 2018 I’m going to run a mile for every year of my life. To some people this may seem easy but believe me when I say I only ever run for cake! Whilst trying to complete my miles I’ll still be receiving chemo every other Tuesday. Running even 1 mile on chemo week is gonna be a chore but I’m gonna do it! I’m gonna have some help and motivation in the form of my 14 year old daughter who is going to run every mile by my side ( thank you princess – I love you).

Any donations are greatly appreciated, I can’t thank the nurses at HCCN enough for all they are doing for me and my family at this difficult time.

Anyone wishing to make a donation to the Hunts Community Cancer Network please click on the below link for the Just Giving page.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/bowel-cancer-baller

Ladies & Colts Round Up & Match Reports – 3 Dec

2 wins for the Ladies. A loss and a draw for the Colts

St Ives Ladies continued their recent good form with an outstanding performance and 8-0 win over March Town in the League Cup quarter final on Sunday. Georgia Stancombe was one of the stars in an all round team performance, and got the game of to a good start for the hosts when she opened the scoring after beating her marker and slotting calmly past the March keeper. Not content with that, she went on to score her third hat trick of the season before half time, with a fantastic run and finish from Hannah Seymour-Shove in between those goals. March were no pushovers, and came out from half time with the desire to press the Saints quickly, but no matter what they tried the home side rose to the occasion and played around their opponents. Inevitably, St Ives continued to push forwards and added further goals in the second half from Georgia Stancombe, Hannah Seymour-Shove and Katherine Speed to end the game with a 8-0 victory and put themselves into the hat for the semi-finals. Such was the performance from every player, that the whole team was awarded Player of the Match to reflect the complete nature of the performance.

Darren Marjoram said

“This was a fantastic performance from the whole team, not just in terms of their skill and ability but also importantly in their work rate and approach to the game. The entire Ladies squad that we have at St Ives is an amazing group who really are like one big family, and I think that is reflected in the performances both teams have been putting in recently. Paul Swannell, who is the Club goalkeeping coach, has been working hard with our keepers over the last few weeks, and that has also seen us improve further. Probably most importantly of all, adding Lisa Trigg to the coaching staff has been a huge positive for us this season, and the future of St Ives Ladies looks very good indeed. “

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 10 Dec – Newmarket Town Ladies (H) – Cambs Women’s Premiership
  • Sun 17 Dec – Peterborough ICA Sports (A) – Cambs Women’s Premiership

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Lisa Trigg’s St Ives Town’s Development side also recorded a cup victory with their hard fought 1-0 win at Cambridge Rangers in the Division 1 cup. The game was a tight affair, as the score line suggests, but the sides were separated by another goal for St Ives captain Georgia Rebane. The Saints managed to see off the Cambridge Rangers attacks through the game with some determined defending to record their third clean sheet of the season and maintain their excellent start to the campaign. The result means they extend their record to only 1 defeat in 7 games across all competitions. Georgina Astley was awarded the Player of the Match for her flawless performance at the back.

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 10 Dec – Isleham United Ladies (H) – Cambs Women’s Championship South

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The U15’s had a tough day losing 4-0 at Histon in the EJA Yellow Division.

Manager Paul Everest had the following to say –

Tough game for under 15’s v Histon in the EJA Leaguetoday. Lost to the better team, but we can learn from our errors and mistakes and regroup after a tough run of games. Next week we make the short trip to Leiston in the Presidents Cup.

Eastern Junior Alliance Yellow Division – Table up to & including 3/12/17

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 10 Dec – Leiston (A) – Presidents Cup 2nd Round

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The U14’s didn’t have a game and resume next week in the County Cup.

  • Sun 10 Dec – Godmanchester Rovers (A) – U14 Hunts County Cup Quarter Final
  • Sun 17 Dec – Stotfold (A) – League Challenge Cup Quarter Final

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The U13’s played out an exciting 4-4 draw at Mildenhall.

The Ives goals came from Damien Boakye, Harvey Donaldson, Luke Dunn & Daniel Legg

The U13 management had the following to say via Twitter –

A brilliant game, great football played by both teams. Our attitude and desire was outstanding today. Man of the match – Daniel Legg, his attitude and desire shone through. Topped of with a goal.

Cambridge & District Colts League U13A Division – Table up to & including 3/12/17

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 10 Dec – Saffron Walden Community Youth Blues (A) – League Challenge Cup
  • Sun 17 Dec – Exning United (H) – Cambs & District Colts League U13A Division