Category: Ladies News

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

Ladies & Colts Round Up – 26 Nov

A Win and a draw for the Ladies. Disappointment for the Colts

The Ladies first team met Cambridge University Women’s again after handing them a heavy 15-0 defeat last week. To the University’s credit they gave the Ladies a much tougher test this time around which resulted in a 2-0 win for the Ives.
Amy Seymour-Shove & Georgia Stancombe got the goals. Ellie Brown & Mollie Flack were jointly awarded ‘Player of the Match’
They currently sit in 2nd position, 6 points behind Netherton, but with 2 games in hand
S-Tech Women’s Premiership. Table up to & including 26/11/17

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 3 Dec – March Town United Ladies (H) – Women’s League Cup Quarter Final
  • 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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The Ladies Development played out 2-2 draw with current leaders Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds.

Molly Berryman & Connie Liddiard got the Ives goals. Leah Culpin was awarded ‘Player of the Match’

They are handily placed in 3rd spot, 3 points behind, but with 1 & 2 games in hand respectively over 2nd & 1st.

S-Tech Cambs Women’s Championship South – Table up to & including 26/11/17

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 3 Dec – Cambridge Rangers (A) – Women’s First Division Cup
  • Sun 10 Dec – Isleham United Ladies (H) – Cambs Women’s Championship South

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The U15’s visited local rivals Godmanchester Town narrowly losing 2-1 in the Eastern Junior Alliance.

Manager Paul Everest described the game as “Great tough game today…. Some really good football from both teams.”

They are still very handily placed in the league with over two thirds of the season still to play.

Eastern Junior Alliance Yellow Division – Table up to & including 26/11/17

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 3 Dec – Histon (A) – EJA U15 Yellow Division
  • Sun 10 Dec – Leiston (A) – Presidents Cup 2nd Round

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The U14’s suffered a 4-0 reverse at leaders AFC Sudbury in the Eastern Junior Alliance, leaving them in 3rd place in the Green Division.

The U14 Twitter feed said of the performance “played poorly and gave our hosts too much time and respect…”

U14 Eastern Junior Alliance Green Division – Table up to & including 26/11/17

Upcoming fixtures

  • 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 met Waterbeach Colts for the 3rd time this season. Having won the previous encounters 14-4 & 3-0, the Ives were looking for a hat-trick. It was Waterbeach however, who landed the spoils on this occasion with a 4-1 victory.

The U13 Twitter feed said of the Ives display “An under whelming performance, beaten by a side who were more up for the game today.”

Cambridge & District Colts League U13A Division – Table up to & including 26/11/17

Upcoming fixtures

  • Sun 3 Dec – Mildenhall Town (A) – Cambs & District Colts League U13A Division
  • Sun 10 Dec – Saffron Walden Community Youth Blues (A) – League Challenge Cup
  • Sun 17 Dec – Exning United (H) – Cambs & District Colts League U13A Division

Ladies & Colts Match Reports & Round Up – 19 Nov

A penalty shoot out away from a clean sweep

Above photo – Katie Stancombe. Main photo – 4 goal hero Katherine Speed

St Ives Town Ladies 1st team recorded their biggest ever win on Sunday when blowing away Cambridge University by a record 15-0 scoreline. It wasn’t so much the score that impressed those watching, it was the performance that every player contributed to. The scoring started early with Georgia Stancombe neatly slotting past the home keeper after just 2 minutes to get Ives off to a great start, and this was followed quickly by goals from Katherine Speed, Amy Seymour-Shove and Katie Stancombe, as well as Georgia completing her hat-trick before half time to contribute to a 7-0 half time advantage to the saints. Although the goal scorers rightly get plaudits for their efforts, the midfield and defensive lines were equally as impressive, with Anna Hicks and Ellie Brown particularly deserving of praise.

 

Georgia Stancombe. Photos by Angela Chapman.

The second half saw Sasha Smith and Megan Stow introduced to the action, and they also added to the goals tally along with further goals for Amy Seymour-Shove and Katie Stancombe to also complete their hat-tricks, plus Katherine Speed who ended the day with a total of 4 goals to complete the 15-0 score at the final whistle.

“This was by far the best performance we have seen from the Ladies team since we started, and on this form I don’t think anyone will want to play us! I can honestly say that every player played to an exceptional level today, and that is a reflection of the hard work they all put into training every week. I can not praise the players enough for their performance, and for their work rate and determination.
Report by Ladies Manager Darren Marjoram
S-Tech Womens Premiership. Table up to & including 19/11/17

Next game – Sun 26 Nov – Cambridge University Women (H) – Cambs Women’s Premiership

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The Ladies Development kept up their 100% league record with a 3-0 win at Cambridge Rangers.

Development Manager Lisa Trigg has provided the below report –

St Ives development squad make their league run 3 wins in 3 after defeating Cambridge Rangers today 3-0. After playing the same opponents in the previous week and striving to improve on the 2-1 win they went into this fixture with the mind set of working as a team to get the result. The first half was tough and the game at that stage could have gone either way. One of St Ives’ best chances was Connie Liddiard having a near miss after pulling the ball just wide of the goal. Sophie Marjoram managed to get her fingers to a fantastic 20 yard free kick from the Rangers striker , tipping it into the path of right back Megan Webb who managed to then comfortably clear the ball away from danger. Sophie also became under pressure shortly after but this impressive 16 year old committed to shutting down the opponents attack not once but twice after the Rangers player slipped a ball to an open player on the edge of the box. Fantastic reactions again for the second match in a row for a keeper with youth on her side, and brilliantly supported by her centre back pairing, Georgie Astley covering a runner into the box and Molly Berryman covering the goal line. New recruit Ebony Smith did a wonderful job at holding midfield to not only win the ball back out of possession but played beautiful through balls to her teammates finding feet and making plays in our favour. Down our right hand side play was diminished as the work rate of right back Megan and Right wing 16 year old Jess Stancombe was outstanding, shutting down any opportunities Rangers brought upon us with their pace.

Second half is where St Ives Town dug in and showed what they were made of. Creating the majority of the chances on display. Chances coming from Captain Georgia Rebane, Olivia Baker, Jade Carpenter, Charlene Martin and Kelly Holliday. However Connie was the first to find the back of the net making up for her near miss in the first half, beating several Rangers players before sending the ball across the box and the face of the keeper to hit the opposite top corner.
Not long after Georgia Rebane hit a cracking shot but found the woodwork before Emilee Steel was able to finish making this two goals in two games for the new 18 year old St Ives Town signing.
The Captain who had worked hard all match not only with her work rate but keeping moral high within her squad bagged her first goal this season. Receiving the ball on the outside of the box with her back to goal, she volleyed it on the turn into the top left corner. It was so perfectly placed the keeper could do nothing but watch.
These superb attacking scenes were matched by the defensive display the squad had put on throughout to ensure the ladies kept a clean sheet. Chloe Fagen Webb and Kaitlyn Petch new signings this season effected the second half of this game with fresh legs closing down players at any opportunity to ensure the lead was retained. As well as a tactical move of Jade to deeper in the field later on in the match saw her wipe out players with the desire to retain possession and secure the win.
Two players were named as player of the match this week. Chloe Stefanelli for her consistently affective defending, getting her job done, playing simple football and making it look easy as left back. Kelly Holliday also got the recognition she deserved playing out of position today with determination, desire and pace. Not forgetting her phenomenal free kicks that unfortunately on this occasion we could not get on the end of, and her well timed tackles throughout the match one of which cleared the ball out of the path of an unmarked Rangers player who had found the ball at her feet in our box.
Great performance all round from this new squad, long may in continue #uptheives
S-Tech Championship South. Table up to & including 19/11/17

Next game – Sun 26 Nov – Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds (A) – Cambs Women’s Championship South

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The U15’s bowed out in the Quarter Final of the U15 Hunts County Cup at Park Farm Pumas. it was 1-1 after 90 minutes and the Pumas went through 3-1 in a penalty shoot out

Next game – Sun 26 Nov – Godmanchester Town (A) – EJA U15 – Yellow Division

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The U14’s progressed in the League Challenge Cup with a 3-1 win at Redbridge

Next game – Sun 26 Nov – AFC Sudbury (A) – EJA U14 – Green Division

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The U13’s won at home 3-1 against Ely City Crusaders.

The below is from the U13 Twitter feed –

Goals – Keates 6mins, Baker 10mins, Suttie 40mins

A good comfortable win today! All played a part in today’s win. Jay, Ross and Steve want to thank all players for there hard work up to this point!

Men of the Match Oliver Coatsworth & Harvey Donaldson

Cambridge & District Colts League – U13A Division. Table up to & including 19/11/17

Next game – Sun 26 Nov – Waterbeach Colts (A) – U13A Cambridge & District Colts League

Ladies & Colts Round Up – 29 Oct

3 out of 3 for our Sunday Teams

The Ladies Development side won their inaugural game in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Championship South with an away 4-1 victory at Isleham United Ladies.

Sasha Smith returning from 7 weeks out injured got on the scoresheet with a brace. Katherine Speed on her Ives debut also scored 2.

Three 16 year olds made debuts today, Jessica Stancombe & Sophie Marjoram being two of them.

Next game – Sun 5 Nov – March Town United Ladies (A) – League Cup

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The U15’s moved to the top of the U15 EJA Yellow division with a 4-1 home win over Newmarket Town.

Next game – Sun 5 Nov – Cambridge City (H) – EJA League

Up to & Including 29/10/17

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The U13’s had a convincing 11-0 win at Exning United Blues in the Cambs & District U13A division.

The goals came from Carlo Giove, Ben Hunter, Harvey Keates x3, Alfie Baker, Damien Boakye, Billy Chambers x2 & Lois Rowsell x2

‘Players of the Match’ were Harvey Donaldson, Luke Dunn & Harvey Keates.

Next game – Sun 5 Nov – Waterbeach Colts (A) – U13 League Cup

Cambridge & District Colts League U13A Division – Up to & including 29/10/17

 

Ladies & Colts Round Up – 8 Oct

Another good weekend for the Sunday sides

The Ladies 1st team moved up to 2nd place in the Cambs Women’s Premiership with a superb 7-0 win over March Town United Ladies.

The goals came from Tierney Coulson x 2, Amy Seymour-Shove, Georgia Stancombe x 2, Connie Liddiard & 1 own goal.

Katie Stancombe was awarded ‘Player of the Match’.

Next game – Sun 15 Oct – Peterborough ICA Sports Womens (H) – Cambs Women’s Premiership

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The U15s won their 3rd league game on the spin win a 8-1 over Felixstowe & Walton in the EJA league.

Manager Paul Everest has provided the below match report

The Saints Under 15’s continued to shine in their first season at the new Eastern Junior Alliance league. After two successive wins against Newport Pagnell and Biggleswade, they welcomed Felixstowe and Walton to St.Ives for their 3rd league game.

Felixstowe started the game well and strong, making it very difficult for St.Ives to get into any real flow or rhythm, Felixstowe got their reward and took the lead. St.Ives got straight back at them and through some good football, got themselves back in the game. One goal lead to two, three and four with a half time score at 4 – 1. The second half carried on very well for the Ives, with a further four goals. The game finished 8 – 1. Goals were 3 Julian Priest, 2 Ben Smith, 2 Josh Williams and 1 for Mihayl Mitkov.    

Well done to all the lads for their hard work.

Next game – Sun 15 Oct – Priory Parkside Colts White (A) – Hunts County Youth U15 Cup

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The U14s also enjoyed a win the EJA league beating Needham Market 5-1 which moves them to 2nd in the table.

Next game – Sun 15 Oct – Barkingside (H) – EJA League Challenge Cup U14 Round 2

Many thanks to PSS Hire for providing the tracksuits for the season. (See main photo)

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The U13s narrowly lost 2-3 at home to Yaxley Juniors in the Hunts County Youth U13 Cup

Alfie Baker scored the St Ives goals.

‘Player of the Match’ – Daniel Legg

Next game – Sun 29 Oct – Exning United (A) – Cambs & District Colts League U13A

Ladies & Colts Round Up – 1 Oct

4 out 5 for the Sunday sides

The Ladies 1st team progressed into the 2nd round of the Women’s League Cup at the expense of Newmarket Ladies Reserves with a 7-0 win

Hanah & Amy Seymour-Shove got 2 goals a piece. The others came from Katie Stancombe, Tierney Coulson & Connie Liddiard.

The whole team were awarded ‘Player of the Match’.

Next game – Sun 8 Oct – March Town United Ladies (A) – Cambs Women’s Premiership

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The Ladies Development won their first ever competitive game with a fantastic 8-0  win over Milton Ladies in the Women’s League Cup 1st round.

Goalscorers – Georgina Astley x2, Olivia Baker, Jade Carpenter x2, Drew Jenkins, Chloe Stefanelli & Megan Stowe.

Georgina Astley was awarded the ‘Player of the Match’

Darren Marjoram has provided the below match report –

Sunday saw the first game for St Ives Town Ladies Development side in the League Cup and they did not disappoint. The game was played at away at Milton Ladies. St Ives captain Drew Jenkins lead by example from the warm up until the final whistle with superb leadership on and off the pitch, and used her experience well to support and encourage all the players from start to finish. Left back Chloe Stefanelli opened the game with a fantastic 30 yard strike to give St Ives the lead they deserved. This was closely followed by number 10 Georgie Astley finding the back of the net before the half time whistle. With a comfortable 2-0 lead the girls did not sit back and started the second half determined to increase the score line. Player of the match Astley started the second half how she finished the first and bagged her second goal of the day with an outstanding volley from the edge of the box. It was then the turn of St Ives striker Jade Carpenter to show what she was capable of, finding the net not once but twice within ten minutes; finishing with a fantastic strike into the top left hand that could not have been more perfectly placed. The next two goals came from captain Jenkins and Megan Stow returning from injury in the best way possible. Finally Centre back Kelly Holliday took the ball from her own 18 yard line to the opposition box, easily passing any of the opposition that got in her way. Milton keeper did well to save her powerful strike but new signing Olivia Baker was there to finish the impressive goal feast with a left foot finish. So the final score was 8-0.
Manager Lisa Trigg speaks with nothing but admiration for the effort and drive the ladies played with.
A fantastic overall squad performance and hopefully the start of a very successful season for this newly formed side.

Next game – Sun 15 Oct – Milton Ladies (A) – Cambs Women’s Championship South

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The U15s continued their winning streak win a 4-2 over Biggleswade Town in the EJA league.

Next game – Sun 8 Oct – Felixstowe & Walton (H) – EJA  League U15 Yellow Division

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The U14s also enjoyed a win the EJA league beating Whitton United 5-1.

Next game – Sun 8 Oct – Needham Market (A) – EJA League U14 Green Division

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The U13s narrowly lost 2-3 at home to Bluntisham Blasters in the Cambs & District U13A Colts League

The goals came from Ben Hunter

‘Players of the Match’ – Oliver Coatsworth & Luis Sarchet

Next game – Sun 8 Oct – Yaxley Juniors (H) – Hunts U13 Cup

Ladies Team Result – Roade Ladies 0 St Ives Town Ladies 1

Match Report

Roade Ladies 0 St ives Town Ladies 1

The SSE Women’s FA Cup First Qualifying Round – 3rd September 2017

The history making Ives Lionesses took their remarkable journey on another step as they triumphed in their first ever game in the Women’s FA Cup. But they made heavy weather of doing so missing a penalty in each half and only being saved from extra time by an excellent late strike by skipper Sasha Smith.

On paper this was always going to a tough ask as the Ladies going into only their third season in existence ventured into Northamptonshire to face a well established Northants Women’s League top division side in Roade FC.

On arrival the players found themselves on a compact ground with a pitch boasting a considerable slope from one end to the other. But to counteract the pitch contours there was a considerable breeze blowing up the slope. The Ives chose to go up the hill with the breeze first half and showed lots of early endeavour. The first shot arrived after only five minutes as Georgia Stancome cut in from the right and fired in a low drive that presented the Roade keeper with a comfortable save.

The home keeper was called into much more dramatic action six minutes later as a Kira Markwell punt carried on the breeze and skimmed off a defenders head putting Hannah Seymour-Shove clear. She ran on into the box and tried to clip the ball past the advancing custodian, but the Roade stopper made a good one handed save.

The first spot kick arrived in 26th minute. Smith went down the left turning her full back inside out before knocking over a low cross that the home keeper spilled. Seymour-Shove was about to pounce on the loose ball and knock it home when she was taken down from behind giving referee Trevor Martin little option but to point to the spot. Seymour-Shove picked herself up and took the responsibility. But although she struck her effort well she did not take into account the rising ground which gave her shot enough extra elevation to clear the crossbar.

This did not knock the visitors out of their stride, but seemed to spur them on to greater efforts and they again went close to that all important first goal in 36th minute. Smith delivered the perfect in-swinging free kick from the right that Connie Liddiard looked certain to get her head onto six yards from goal. But she failed to make contact and Seymour-Shove arriving at the back post could only get sufficient contact on the stretch to knock the ball into the side netting.

The Ives back line well marshalled by Anna Hicks and Mollie Flack looked solid throughout the first period and their only lapse came just seconds before the break as they struggled to clear a ball into their box from the right and gave a Roade striker chance to fire just wide from an excellent position ten yards from goal.

The only corner of the game went the way of the hosts eight minutes after the break. But it almost cost them a goal as Markwell made an excellent clean catch and a quick throw released Smith breaking into the opposition half. She just failed to get her pass away to put Seymour-Shove clean through.

Seymour-Shove was proving a real handful for the Roade defence and her persistence won the second penalty in 65th minute as she harried a home defender into a mistake in her own box and was then brought down from behind as she tried to turn on the ball. This time Stancombe took the spot kick, but her two pace run up meant that she got little power in her strike which was to close to the keeper giving her the chance to stop the ball with her legs. Her colleagues reacted first to help her out and hack the ball away.

In spite of this further set back the Ives continued to push forward in search of that vital goal. Another good positive move involving Seymour-Shove and substitute Cherish Sibanda set up a shooting opportunity for Tierney Coulson in 72nd minute. But her shot from the edge of the box was again straight at the home keeper who held on well.

With players now tiring and extra time looming the break through finally arrived ten minutes from time. Liddiard charged into the heart of the home defence and although she looked like she had lost possession she bravely blocked the attempted clearance. The ball fell to Smith on the edge of the box, she took a touch before slamming in an unstoppable shot that dipped into the roof of the net over the top of the well beaten keeper.

However just when it looked like they had it won Ives were almost caught out with five minutes to go as a ball over the top put the Roade no. 6 clear. But Markwell did everything right closing her down and staying upright then making a very good save low to her left when the shot came in from the edge of the box.

After that brief scare Ives successfully ran down the clock including three added minutes. The celebrations in the visitor’s camp on the final whistle prompted one despondent home supporter to remark “blimey you would think that they had won the cup”. But in truth they just showed what a fantastic group of ladies they are and how much they are all willing to put in for each other.

A trip to Wymondham in deepest Norfolk awaits in the next round, we wish them well.

St Ives team : Markwell, Megan Webb, Ransome, Phoebe Webb (Sibanda 69), Hicks, Flack, Stancombe, Liddiard, Smith (capt) (Jenkins 90 + 1), Hannah Seymour-Shove, Coulson (Ford 77).

Unused subs :  Astley, Berryman

Goal : Smith 80

Player of the match : Hannah Seymour-Shove

Attendance : approx 45

Report by Nigel Howlett

F.A Cup Weekend – 2nd & 3rd September

The Emirates F.A Cup – 1st Round Qualifying

Saturday 2 September 3pm k.o. – The ProEdge Westwood Road

St Ives Town v Coalville Town

Match Day Sponsor – ProEdge

Match Ball Sponsor  – Instant Pot

On Saturday we welcome ‘The Ravens’ to the ProEdge. Coalville are a fellow step 3 side, plying their trade in the Northern Premier League. They lost their opening 3 games of the season, but won 2 out of the next 3 in the space of a week and head to Cambridgeshire in a good run of current form.

Coalville have reached the 2nd qualifying round in the last 4 seasons and reached the 1st round proper in 2004-05.

St Ives have reached the 2nd qualifying round twice. In 2015-16 & 2013-14

 

Our tenants Cambridge City also play in the FA Cup this weekend.  They face St Neots Town in a local derby at ProEdge Westwood Road on Friday night (1st September).  Kick Off 7:45pm

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The SSE Women’s F.A Cup – 1st Round Qualifying

Sunday 3 September 2pm k.o. – Hyde Road, Roade

Roade Ladies v St Ives Town Ladies

The Ladies will be creating history this Sunday when they compete in the Women’s F.A Cup for the very first time.

Roade Ladies play in Division 1 of the Northants Women’s League and were runners-up last season.

Address – (Connolly Way) Hyde Road, Roade, Northampton. NN7 2LX

 

Ladies Preview St Ives Town 0 Park Ladies 0

St Ives Town Ladies 0 Netherton United Ladies 2

Date: Sunday 11th December 2016
Kick Off: 2:00pm
Competition: Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership

A strong and powerful Netherton side claimed a League double over the St Ives Lionesses, but the result was claimed in controversial circumstances as the home side were denied a perfectly good opening goal only eighteen minutes in. Had the “goal” which came during a period when Ives were on top been given then things may well have turned out differently.
After an opening period when both sides were testing each other out on a heavy pitch the first really noteworthy incident was the “goal” that never was. Hannah Seymour-Shove was enjoying some success down the right in these early stages and she managed to get away from her marker before delivering a low cross into the centre to pick out her sister. Amy Seymour-Shove took an excellent touch, side stepped a defender and fired in a low shot from just inside the box. The visitor’s keeper did well to dive across and get a hand on the ball, but it rolled on over the line before rebounding into play off the block which holds the wheel in place on the mobile goal. The keeper’s reaction told you this had happened as she initially made no effort to pounce on the stationary ball two yards from her line. Ives players wheeled away to celebrate, but to everyone’s surprise the otherwise excellent referee waved play on and the keeper was first to react to dive on the loose ball. Time for video technology in the lower Leagues!
This setback seemed to rattle the Ives a little and the visitors started to come more into the game. Home keeper Kira Markwell was twice called upon to make good saves in 25th and 32nd minutes as the Netherton strikers moved the ball around well and got shots away.
As the half wore on Ives began to get on top once more, but they were unable to test the Netherton keeper with a shot again although she twice reacted quickly to come off her line and claim through balls bravely at the feet of 16 year old debutant Ives striker Chloe Smith.
The second half started evenly with both sides trying to get the ball down and play, but both defences generally coming out on top. The half was only four minutes old when Markwell was called into action again holding on well to a crisp shot from the edge of the box by Netherton’s no. 23.
Play immediately swung to the opposite end where the hard working Chloe Smith managed to find some space down the right and picked out Amy Seymour-Shove in the centre. But she was again denied the opportunity to shoot by a well timed challenge from a covering defender.
Ives won a free kick in a dangerous position on the right as Hannah Seymour-Shove was taken out clumsily by a defender as she skilfully tried to take the ball around her to get to the bye line on 56 minutes. The kick was floated into the centre by Sophie Marheineke, but yet again a taller Netherton defender headed it clear. Molly Berryman pounced on the loose ball just outside the box, but fired her first time effort a couple of yards wide.
The opening goal arrived just after the hour as Netherton’s speedy winger broke at pace down the right and delivered a low cross into the centre that picked out an unmarked team mate ghosting in at the far post. She showed composure to slot the ball past the advancing Markwell giving the keeper no chance.
The visitors almost repeated the feat in identical fashion only two minutes later as the same player broke clear and tried to slot the ball past Markwell in identical fashion. But the Ives keeper was wise to it this time and spread herself to make an excellent block.
By this stage of the game Netherton were well on top as the home side seemed to be tiring on the heavy pitch. Markwell made another excellent save to keep them in the game on 70 minutes as she dived full length to her left to tip a low drive from Netherton’s no. 14 onto the post. She also reacted quickly to bravely pounce on the loose ball ahead of closing attackers.
In spite of her heroic efforts to keep her side in the game keeper Markwell was eventually beaten for a second time twelve minutes from time as the powerful visitor’s no. 7 out muscled Mollie Flack on the right and delivered a cross that was turned past the valiant keeper from close range. Flack’s complaints to the referee that she was fouled fell on deaf ears and eventually ended up earning her a yellow card.
The their credit Ives kept battling to the end and skipper Sasha Smith did create one opportunity for Hannah Seymour-Shove to get a shot in ten minutes from time. But again the very good Netherton keeper held onto the well struck effort comfortably at her near post.
Overall verdict that this was a good entertaining game and the outcome may have been different if the Ives early “goal” had stood. But on overall play the visitors just about edged it. Promotion in their first season has propelled the Ives into a very competitive Premiership Division where they are beginning to find their feet and picking up some very good results. To put things into context today’s opponents are enjoying their third season at this level and the Lionesses matched them for long periods, but just could not find that crucial goal.
St Ives team : Markwell, Ransome, Webb, Stowe, Berryman, Flack, Hannah Seymour-Shove, Liddiard, Sasha Smith (capt), Chloe Smith, Amy Seymour-Shove.
Subs : all used roll on/roll off : Marheineke, Stefanelli, Astley, Rebane
Goal : none
Player of the match : Chloe Smith
Attendance : approx 30