Category: Match Previews

Match Preview & Squad Details – St Ives Town v Hereford

We welcome Southern League champions Hereford to the ProEdge Westwood Road for the final match of the season.

Thursday’s game against Basingstoke resulted in a point apiece as we came back from 2 goals down to draw 2-2 courtesy of a Dubi Ogbonna brace.

On the squad front Lloyd Groves is 50/50. Charlie De’Ath, Phil Draycott, Eugene Libertucci are all absent. Jamie Short will return to March Town FC. Youngster Gordan Tornorkoo will keep his place in the squad after making his debut on Thursdays draw with Basingstoke Town.

As you would expect from a championship winning side, Hereford have won their last 10 games and will win the division by at least 10 points.

Hereford Recent Results
25/4/18 – Hitchin Town (A) – League – W 3-0
21/4/18 – Kettering Town (H) – League – W 4-1
17/4/18 – Biggleswade Town (A) – League – W 1-0
14/4/18 – Bishops Stortford (A) – League – W 1-0
7/4/18 – Chesham United (H) – League –  W 3-0
2/4/18 – Redditch United (A) – League – W 2-0
31/3/18 – Royston Town (H) – League – W 2-0
27/3/18 – Ewyas Harold (H) – Herefordshire FA Cup – W 7-0
24/3/18 – Gosport Borough (H) – League – W 5-1
20/3/18 – Frome Town (H) – League – W 1-0

Evo-Stik Premier. Table up to & including 26.4.18

Entry to the ground will be open from midday tomorrow.

Draught lager is only £3 a pint. There’s also over 15 different ales available.

There will be a BBQ doing burgers, bacon rolls etc.

Parking is adjacent to the ground in the leisure centre and school grounds which is free.

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

Just 48 hours after our 0-2 defeat against Chesham and we’re back at the Pro-Edge WWR for another Evo-Stik South Premier encounter.

On the squad front Lloyd Groves still remains sidelined and Eugene Libertucci unavailable. Charlie De’Ath’s season has been brought to an early end after suffering a broken arm during Tuesdays fixture at home to Chesham.

Basingstoke’s recent form has been excellent with 4 out of 5 games resulting in victories and will be looking to cement a top ten finish.

Basingstoke Town Recent Results
21/4/18 – Stratford Town (A) – League – W 1-0
17/4/18 – Bishops Stortford (H) – League – W 3-2
14/4/18 – Dunstable Town (H) – League – W 2-0
7/4/18 – Royston Town (A) – League – L 0-1
2/4/18 – Farnborough (H) – League – W 4-3

Evo-Stik Premier. Table up to & including 25.4.18

Match Preview & Squad Details – St Ives Town v Chesham United

Although our 0-0 draw at Dunstable on Saturday was a rather dull affair, it was our second consecutive clean sheet and the first time we’ve achieved that this season.

On the squad front Miles Smith returns from injury. Dubi Ogbonna has recovered from illness and Jamie Short joins up with the squad after playing for March Town at the weekend. Lloyd Groves misses out through injury and Eugene Libertucci through work commitments.

Chesham United will finish the season in the top ten, albeit some 20 points off the play-offs.

Chesham United Recent Results
21/4/18 – Farnborough (A) – League – L 0-2
17/4/18 – Gosport Borough (H) – League – W 3-0
10/4/18 – Merthyr Town (A) – League – W 2-1
7/4/18 – Hereford (A) – League – L 0-3
2/4/18 – Slough Town (A) – League – L 1-2
31/3/18 – Redditch United (H) – League – W 2-0
24/3/18 – Weymouth (H) – League – L 0-6

Evo-Stik Premier. Table up to & including 23.4.18

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

We make the relatively short journey to Bedfordshire for our last away game of the season on the back of 2 very contrasting mid-week results. On Tuesday we suffered a heavy 2-6 defeat at the hands of Stratford Town. Just 48 hours later we put in arguably the best team performance of the season with a 1-0 victory over Redditch United.

On the squad front Miles Smith is still missing through injury. Tom Knowles and Jamie Short have returned to Cambridge Utd and March Town respectively. All other players fit and available.

Dunstable currently sit in 23rd place in the table and are in a straight fight with Gosport Borough to avoid the drop.

Address: Creasey Park Stadium, Creasey Park Dr, Dunstable LU6 1BB

Admission prices – Adult £10, Concessions & Student £6, U18 £3, U16 Free

Dunstable Town print a free 4 page ‘mini’ programme available at the the ground and a full programme online. CLICK HERE to download the online programme.

CLICK HERE for Dunstable Town’s fixtures & results

Evo-Stik Premier. Table up to & including 19.4.18

Match Preview & Squad Details – St Ives Town v Redditch United

Just 48 hours after our heavy 2-6 defeat at the hands of Stratford Town, we welcome another Midlands club to the ProEdge Westwood Road in the shape of Redditch United

On the squad front Miles Smith is still missing through injury. Daniel Moyes returns and Youth Team captain Jamie Short will start. 

Redditch sit in 16th place on 51 points. They’ve won 2 out of their last 7 fixtures.

Redditch United’s recent results
14/4/18 – St Neots Town (A) – League – L 1-2
7/4/18 – Weymouth (H) – League – L 1-2
4/4/18 – Royston Town (H) – League – W 1-0
2/4/18 – Hereford (H) – League – L 0-2
31/3/18 – Chesham United (A) – League – L 0-2
24/3/18 – King’s Lynn Town (H) – League – L 0-1
20/3/18 – Gosport Borough (H) – League – W 4-2

Evo-Stik Premier. Table up to & including 17.4.18

Tonight’s programme cover features the late Roger Knowles who sadly passed away a few days before the original fixture date of 10 Feb. There’s also an up to date insert to accompany it.

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

We welcome Stratford Town to the ProEdge Westwood Road this evening for a rearranged fixture for the start of playing 6 games in 12 days which is commonly referred to as the ‘Silly Season’!

On the squad front Miles Smith is missing through injury and Daniel Moyes remains absent. Lewis Leslie returns to the squad following his suspension.

Since the original fixture date both sides have only won 1 game a piece and will be looking to improve on that this evening.

Stratford Town’s recent results
14/4/18 – Biggleswade Town (A) – League – L 1-3
12/4/18 – Banbury United (A) – League – L 0-4
7/4/18 – Slough Town (H) – League – L 0-1
31/3/18 – King’s Lynn Town (H) – League – L 1-5
27/3/18 – Hitchin Town (H) – League – L 1-2
24/3/18 – Farnborough (A) – League – W 4-1
20/3/18 – Tiverton Town (H) – League – L 1-2
17/3/18 – Kettering Town (H) – League – L 0-4

Evo-Stik Premier. Table up to & including 16.4.18

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

Today’s game at the ProEdge Westwood Road is definitely on. Many thanks to everyone who came down this morning to help make the pitch playable.

The Ives will be looking to improve on the 0-0 draw at Gosport last Saturday which secured our step 3 status for next season.

On the squad front Daniel Moyes is unavailable and Lewis Leslie is suspended. Luke warner-Eley returns after missing the Gosport game and Ben Sawyer joins the squad for the first time since returning from his loan spell at Barton Rovers.

Dorchester sit in 20th place on 45 points. They comprehensively won 6-0 against us at their place back in December.

Dorchester Town’s recent results
9/4/18 – St Neots Town (H) – League – L 0-4
7/4/18 – Bishop’s Stortford (H) – League – W 1-0
27/3/18 – Kettering Town (A) – League – L 3-4
24/3/18 – Royston Town (H) – League – W 1-0
10/3/18 – Merthyr Town (H) – League – L 1-2
24/2/18 – Dunstable Town (H) – League – D 1-1
17/2/18 – Startford Town (A) – League – L 0-2
10/2/18 – Chesham United (A) – League –  D 2-2
3/2/18 – Kings Langley (H) – League – W 1-0
27/1/18 – Gosport Borough (A) – League – D 2-2
20/1/18 – Hereford (H) – League – L 0-1
16/1/18 – Slough Town (A) – League – L 0-2
13/1/18 – Redditch United (H) – League – W 1-0
6/1/18 – King’s Lynn Town (A) – League – L 0-3
1/1/18 – Tiverton Town (H) – League – W 3-0
26/12/17 – Weymouth (A) – League – D 2-2
23/12/17 – Bishop’s Stortford (A) – League – L 0-1

Evo-Stik Premier. Table up to & including 12.4.18

Match Preview & Squad Details – Gosport Borough v St Ives Town

Having suffered three successive 1-3 defeats with the latest being at the hands of local rivals St Neots last night, we will be looking for a positive result against Gosport Borough. Given the current placings of the two sides in the division, this game has all the markings of being a competitive fixture.

Defender Lloyd Groves will be returning to the squad.

The two sides met back in December with the Ives scraping a narrow 1-0 victory courtesy of a Danny Moyes header.

If we avoid defeat, step 3 status will be confirmed for next season.

Admission Prices – Adults: £12, Concessions: £8, Under 12s are free of charge with a full paying adult.

Address – Privett Park, Privett Road, Gosport, PO12 3SX

There is a coach for this game (£12 pp). Leaving WWR 9:30 am. Please contact Gareth Chapman 07754 601146 to book a seat.

Click here for Gosport’s fixtures & results

Evo-Stik South Premier – Table up to & including 5.4.18

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

Having played the joint least amount of games in the division, we will be keeping our fingers crossed that the weather has started to turn for the better.

Manager Ricky has a full squad to choose from.

The two sides have already met this year both at WWR. The first was a full bloodied mud bath reminiscent of a game from the 70s’ which resulted in a 1-1 draw. A month later St Neots won 2-0 in the Hunts Senior Cup.

Address – Rowley Park Stadium, Kester Way, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire PE19 6SL

Click here for St Neots fixtures & results

Evo-Stik South Premier – Table up to & including 2.4.18

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

The Ives head in to this rearranged Tuesday fixture on the back of a battling 1-3 defeat at the hands of Banbury United.

On the squad front it will be an unchanged 16 that featured in the game on Saturday against Banbury. Lewis Leslie will start and make his home debut.

Royston are currently in 9th place with 61 points. They still have an outside chance of making the playoffs with games in hand over their rivals.

Click here for Royston’s fixtures & results

Evo-Stik South Premier – Table up to & including 24.3.18

Pitch inspection has been cancelled as it’s playable. Game on.

Match Preview & Squad Details – Banbury United v St Ives Town

With the games coming thick and fast, the Ives head to Oxfordshire on the back of a battling defeat against Slough on Tuesday.

On the squad front, we welcome back no 1 Tim Trebes after he has recovered from illness which forced him to miss Tuesday nights fixture at home to Slough. Tom Knowles also rejoins the squad after being absent Tuesday following his participation with the Cambridge Utd Development team on Monday evening. Lewis Leslie will join the match day squad for the first time after training with the squad last night and signing earlier in the week.

Captain Charlie De’Ath and returning wide man Ben Sawyer are doubtful for tomorrow’s game due to injuries sustained in midweek.

Banbury are currently in 9th place with 58 points. It’s still mathematically possible for them to qualify for the playoffs.

This will be the fourth meeting between the two clubs. The previous 3 games have produced two draws and one win for Banbury.

Click here for Banbury United’s fixtures & results

Address – The Banbury Plant Hire Community Stadium, Station Approach, Banbury, Oxfordshire. OX16 5AB

Admission prices – Adult £10, Concessions (Over 60s and Full Time Students) £6, U16 £1.

Evo-Stik South Premier – Table up to & including 20.3.18

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

The Ives head in to this game on the back of an excellent hard fought win at Frome last Wednesday.

Tom Knowles is unavailable after he featured for Cambridge Utd in last nights Invitation Cup fixture against Cambridge City.

Returning from injury and holiday respectively are Eugene Libertucci and Declan Rogers who will both return to the squad.

Slough are inside the play off zone in fifth place, but have several games in hand over their promotion rivals.

This will be the sixth meeting between the two clubs with Slough having won 4 and the Ives winning 1.

Slough Town – Recent Results
17/3/18 – Bishop’s Stortford (A) – League – D 2-2
13/3/18 – King’s Lynn Town (A) – League – L 0-1
10/3/18 – Frome Town (H) – League – W 2-1
6/3/18 – Basingstoke Town (H) – League – D 1-1
24/2/18 – St Neots Town (H) – League – W 2-1
17/2/18 – Kings Langley (A) – League – W 2-0
10/2/18 – Banbury United (H) – League – L 0-1
6/2/18 – Reddich United (H) – League – W 4-0
3/2/17 – Tiverton Town (A) – League – L 0-3
30/1/8 – Kings Langley (H) – League – D 1-1
27/1/18 – Merthyr Town (H) – League – W 3-2
23/1/18 – Bracknell Town (A) – Berks & Bucks Senior Cup – W 3-2
16/1/18 – Dorchester Town (H) – League – W 2-0
6/1/18 – Hereford (H) – League – D 2-2
1/1/8 – Chesham United (A) – League – D 1-1

Evo-Stik South Premier – Table up to & including 17.3.18

There is no pitch inspection planned ahead of tonight’s game.

St Ives Town v Chesham United – POSTPONED

The Ives head in to this game on the back of an excellent hard fought win at Frome on Wednesday.

On the squad front Ricky has a full squad to choose from with the exception of Declan Rogers who is on holiday.

Chesham United sit just outside the play-off places in 6th place on 62 points, but having played more games than their play-off rivals.

Chesham hold the upper hand with regards to head to head encounters with the Ives. They won both games 2-0 last season and 4-0 at the Meadow in January.

Chesham United – Recent Results
10/3/17 – Hitchin Town (H) – League – D 0-0
24/2/18 – Kettering Town (H) – League – W 2-0
20/2/18 – Didcot Town (A) – Berks & Bucks Cup – W 1-0
17/2/18 – Frome Town (A) – League – W 3-1
12/2/18 – Hitchin Town (A) – League – Drew 0-0
10/2/18 – Dorchester Town (H) – League – D 2-2
3/2/18 – St Neots Town (A) – League – L 1-3
30/1/18 – St Ives Town (H) – League – W 4-0
27/1/18 – Bishop’s Stortford (H) – League – W 2-1
23/1/18 – Gosport B (A) – League – W 5-1
20/1/18 – Royston Town (A) – League – W 2-0
16/1/18 – Didcot Town (A) – League Cup – L 0-0 (4-5 pens)
13/1/18 – Basingstoke T (H) – League – W 4-1
9/1/18 – Maidenhaed United (A) – Berks & Bucks Cup – W 3-3 (5-4 pens)

Evo-Stik South Premier – Table up to & including 14.3.18

There is a pitch inspection scheduled for 10:30 am Saturday. We will advise the outcome asap.

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

After 2 1/2 weeks without a game it would appear that the Ives will finally get some action this evening as we make the long journey to Somerset.

The Ives head in to the game on a 5 run losing streak and will be looking to halt the slide and start to climb away from the bottom of the table.

On the squad front, the following are unavailable for tonights game – Phil Draycott, Danny Watson & Danny Kelly due to work commitments. Lloyd Groves having taken up the position of scholarship manager will be with the U18’s for their Youth League Cup fixture at Royston this evening. Eugene Libertucci remains injured but should be available for the weekend.

Frome head into this game having also lost their last 5 games and sit mid-table in 12th place on 50 points.

Address – Berkley Rd, Frome, Somerset. BA11 2EH

Admission – Adult £10, Concessions £7, Student £3, U16 Free

Click here for Frome Town’s fixtures & results

Evo-Stik South Premier – Table up to & including 13.3.18

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

With the WWR pitch having passed an afternoon inspection both teams will be eager to play some football after having an enforced break of 11 and 14 days respectively.

The Ives head in to the game on a 5 run losing streak and will be looking to halt the slide and start to climb away from the bottom of the table.

On the squad front Lloyd Groves, Luke Warner-Eley, Danny Kelly and Eugene Libertucci are all unavailable. Youth team captain Jamie Short has been called up into the first team squad.

Royston have lost their last 2 league games, however they still have an outside chance of making the play offs with games in hand over their rivals.

Royston Town – Recent results
20/2/18 – Kings Langley (A) – League – L0-1
17/2/18 – Weymouth (A) – League – L 0-3
10/2/18 – Frome Town (A) – League – W 4-1
6/2/18 – Hoddesdon Town (A) – Herts Senior Cup – W 2-0
3/2/18 – Kettering Town (H) – League – W 4-3
30/1/18 – Weymouth (H) – League – L 1-2
23/1/18 – St Neots Town (H) – League – W 2-1
20/1/18 – Chesham United (H) – League – L 0-2
16/1/18 – Hertford Town (A) – Herts Senior Cup – W 3-0
13/1/18 – Dunstable Town (A) – League – W 5-0
9/1/18 – Berkhamsted (A) – Herts Senior Cup – W 3-1
6/1/18 – Gosport Borough (H) – League – W 5-0
1/1/8 – Bishops Stortford (A) – League – W 3-0
30/12/17 – Tiverton Town (H) – League – W 3-0
26/12/17 – Hitchin Town (H) – League – W 2-1

Evo-Stik South Premier – Table up to & including 24.2.18

Match Preview & Squad Details – St Ives Town v Farnborough

After the agony of losing the game at Merthyr in the 93rd minute last Saturday, we turn our attention to the visit of Farnborough in what will hopefully be our first Saturday home game of 2018.

Other than Eugene Libertucci who is still sidelined, manager Ricky has a full squad available to choose from.

Farnborough sit in 16th place with 44 points. Our visit to Cherrywood Road back in September resulted in a narrow 1-2 defeat, with both sides being reduced to 10 men.

Farnborough FC – Recent results
17/2/18 – Biggleswade T (H) – League – W 2-1
10/2/18 – Hitchin Town (A) – League – W 3-1
3/2/18 – Hereford (H) – League – L 2-4
27/1/18 – Weymouth (A) – League – L 0-6
20/1/18 – Dunstable Town (H) – League – W 4-0
13/1/18 – Merthyr Town (H) – League – D 2-2
10/1/18 – Banbury United (H) – League – W 1-0
6/1/18 – Redditch United (A) – League – L 1-7
1/1/18 – Basingstoke T (H) – League – W 4-3
26/12/17 – Slough Town (A) – League – L 1-5
23/12/17 – Tiverton Town (A) – League – L 0-2
18/12/17 – Dorchester T (A) – League – L 0-4
16/12/17 – Frome Town (H) – League – W 5-3
13/12/17 – AFC Bournemouth (H) – Hants Senior Cup – L 2-2 (lost on pens)
9/12/17 – King’s Lynn T (H) – League – W 5-2
6/12/17 – Gosport Borough (H) – League – L 1-2
2/12/17 – Stratford Town (A) – League – D 2-2

Evo-Stik South Premier – Table up to & including 20.2.18

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

With another enforced break of 11 days with last Saturday’s game at WWR postponed, the Ives head to Wales on the back of 3 defeats.

Eugene Libertucci & Daniel Moyes will not be making the journey. Dubi Ogbonna returns to the squad after a lengthly lay off

Since we last played the Martyrs back in September, they have encountered financial difficulties which led to the majority of their squad leaving and thus ending their promotion ambitions. They have however assembled a team more than capable of holding their own in this division. They currently sit on 19th place on 38 points.

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Address – Merthyr Town Football Club, Penydarren Park, Park Terrace, CF47 8RF

Admission – Adult £10, Concession (over 65) £8, U16 £1

There is a coach going to the game leaving WWR at 8:30 am (£12 per person). Please contact Gareth Chapman 07754 601146 to book a seat.

Evo-Stik South Premier – Table up to & including 13.2.18

Rearranged Date – Tues 27 Feb – St Ives Town v Redditch United

After suffering a third defeat in a row at the hands of St Neots in the Hunts Cup on Tuesday, the Ives will be looking to get back to winning ways.

Tim Trebes & Declan Rogers are available after missing Tuesday due to being cup tied. Eugene Libertucci is unavailable due to picking up a hamstring injury in the St Neots game.

Redditch sit in 15th place with 39 points.

Redditch United – Recent Results
6/2/18 – Slough Town (A) – League – L 0-4
3/2/18 – Hitchin Town (H) – League – D 2-2
30/1/18 – Didcot Town (A) – League Cup – L 0-3
27/1/18 – Frome Town (A) – League – L 0-1
20/1/18 – Kings Langley (H) – League – D 2-2
16/1/18 – Banbury United (H) – League – D 2-2
13/1/18 – Dorchester Town (A) – League – L 0-1
9/1/18 – Cinderford  T (A) – League Cup – W 4-1
6/1/18 – Farnborough (H) – League – W 7-1
1/1/18 – Hereford (A) – League – L 2-5
26/12/17 – Stratford Town (H) – League – L 0-2
23/12/17 – Weymouth (A) – League – L 0-5
16/12/17 – St Neots Town (H) – League – D 2-2
2/12/17 – King’s Lynn T (A) – League – L 1-3
25/11/17 – Bishop’s Stortford (H) – League – D 2-2

Evo-Stik South Premier. Table up to & including 6.2.18

Match Preview & Squad Details – St Ives Town v St Neots Town – Hunts Senior Cup Semi Final

The Ives head in to this Hunts Cup Semi Final against old foes St Neots at the ProEdge WWR looking to get back to winning ways after 2 defeats against Chesham & Bishop’s Stortford respectively.

Tim Trebes & Declan Rogers are cup tied, but Ricky has a fully fit & available squad to choose from.

St Neots won their last 2 games against Dunstable & Chesham and currently sit in 11th position with 47 points in the Evo-Stik South Premier Division.

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Our only home game so far in 2018 was against St Neots in the league which resulted in a 1-1 draw.

The two sides last met in this competition at the Semi Final stage 2 seasons ago with the Ives running out 2-1 winners at Rowley Park.

Please note that season tickets are not valid for this fixture.

In the event that the scores at the end of the second half are level, kicks from the penalty mark will take place to obtain the winner.

Match Preview & Squad Details – Bishop’s Stortford v St Ives Town

The Ives will be looking to bounce back from the 4-0 defeat at Chesham on Tuesday as we visit nearby Bishop’s Stortford for the first time in our history.

Bishop’s Storfords last game was also against Chesham last Saturday, losing 2-1. Stortford sit in 20th place with 31 points.

Other than Dubi Ogbonna who remains sidelined, manager Ricky has a full squad to choose from.

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Address – Dunmow Road, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts, CM23 5RG

Adults – £11, Concessions – £7, Students (with I.D) – £7, Under 16’s – £7, Under 12’s – Free

Car Parking

Away team coach space and space for 150 cars on site plus additional facilities (£2). The car park is often full before the start of home games and early arrival is recommended.

Taxis: The ground is about 25 minutes walk from the town centre and railway station. There is a taxi rank at Bishop’s Stortford rail station and ‘Associated Taxis’ number is 01279 655666.

Evo-Stik South Premier. Table up to & including 31.1.18