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Match Preview – Hunts FA U18 Cup Final – St Ives Town U18 v St Neots Town U18

ST IVES TOWN U18 v ST NEOTS TOWN U18

Hunts FA U18 Cup Final – Friday 5 April 7:45pm

The U18’s take their place in the prestigious Huntingdonshire FA U18 County Cup Final at Eynesbury Rovers where they will meet St Neots Town U18’s.

The two sides met in the final 2 years ago with St Neots lifting the cup after a 2-1 victory.

The Ives reached the final with an 8-0 win over St Neots Town Youth Navy in the quarter final and a 4-1 win over ICA Sports in the semi final.

It would be great to see as many Ives fans as possible to come along support the team. The lads would really appreciate it.

Eynesbury Rovers FC
Hall Road
High St, Amblecote
Eynesbury
St Neots
PE19 2SF

Admission Prices
£3 Adults
£2 Senior Citizens

Round up – 9, 10 & 11 March

Saturday 9 March

The Ives conceded a last gasp goal to slip to a 1-2 defeat at home to Barwell

Click here for the match report & photos.

Sunday 10 March

The Ladies Development side reached the final of the Cambridgeshire Women’s League Division One Cup with a 3-1 win at home to Burwell Tigers. The goals came from Jade Carpenter x 2 & Fran Worrell. Jade Carpenter was also awarded ‘Player of the Match’. They will now play Wisbech Town in the Final. Date & venue are yet to be determined.

Click here for match photos by Angela Lucas.

The U16 enjoyed a 2-0 victory at Kempston Rovers in the EJA Brown Division.

The U14 lost 1-5 at home to Bury Town in the EJA Green Division.

The U13 progressed to the next round of the Subsidiary Cup with a 5-2 win at FC Comets – Hitchin Kaisers.

Monday 11 March

The U18 narrowly lost 1-2 to Peterborough Sports in the TNYL West Division.

Click here for the match report.

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

Above photo by Angela Lucas.

Round up – 2, 3 & 4 March

Saturday 2 March

The Ives completed back to back away wins and their second double of the season win a 2-0 win at Bedworth United

Click here for the match report & photos.

Sunday 3 March

The Ladies 1st team bowed out of the Quarter Final stage of the ERWFL League Cup with a 0-1 defeat at WWR at the hands of Premiership Bedford Ladies.

The Ladies Development side stay in the mix at the top of the Cambs Championship South following a 3-1 victory at Isleham United Ladies. The goals came from Jade Carpenter, Connie liddiard & Kirsty Wicks.

The U15 advanced to the semi-finals of the EJA League  Challenger Cup with a 4-2 win at Takeley. A fantastic team display full of heart, passion and pure hard work, Goals came from Alfie, Harry, Reece and George (yes the goalkeeper).

The U14 lost 2-4 at Cambridge City in the EJA Green Division.

The U13 drew 1-1 at Baldock Town Templars in the U13 Royston Crow League Division 1.

Monday 4 March

The U18 were desperately unlucky to come away with nothing from their TNYL game with a 1-2 defeat against King’s Lynn at WWR. A late penalty for the young Linnets was enough to take all 3 points back too Norfolk.

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

 

Round up – 23, 24 & 25 February

Saturday 23 February

Ricky’s 250th game in charge of the Ives resulted in a 2-1 victory at Banbury United. This was their first win in six attempts against the Puritans

Click here for the match report.

Sunday 24 February

The Ladies 1st team extended the lead at the top of the EWRFL D1 with a 3-0 victory over Stevenage Ladies Reserves at WWR. Georgia Stancombe, Tierney Coulson & Harriet Ford grabbed a goal a piece. Tierney Coulson was also awarded ‘Player of the Match’.

Click here for the match report.

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The U14 lost 1-4 at home to Wroxham in the EJA Green Division.

The U13 narrowly lost 0-1 at rivals St Neots Sky in the Meads Cup.

Monday 25 February

The U18 won against Holbeach United in the Thurlow Nunn Youth League West Division 2-1 at WWR in their first home match for nearly 4 moths.

Click here for the match report.

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

 

Weekend Round Up – 19 & 20 Jan

Saturday 19 January

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

Click here for the match report & action photos.

Sunday 20 January

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

Click here for the match report.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Round Up – 29 November, 1 & 2 December

Thursday 29 November

The U18s progressed through to the semi final of this season U18 Hunts County Cup with an 8-0 victory over St Neots Town Youth Navy

Click here for the match report and photos.

Saturday 1 December

The Ives stunned league leaders Kettering Town with a convincing and well earned 3-0 victory at Latimer Park.

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Sunday 2 December

In a 2nd v 3rd contest in the ERWFL Div the Ladies 1st team drew 0-0 away at Bowers & Pitsea in what was described as a fantastic advert for Women’s football. Both sides had chances, however neither could find the net.

The U16s Hunts County Cup game at Godmanchester Town was postponed.

The U15s slipped to a 0-1 defeat at home to AFC Sudbury in the EJA Green division.

The U14’s went agonisingly close to chalking up their first league points of the season, however they slipped to a narrow 3-4 defeat at Newmarket Town.

The U13s registered a very convincing 12-2 scoreline away at Allenburys Youth in the Meads Cup 2nd round.

Round Up – 22, 24 & 25 November

Thursday 22 November

The U18s came agonisingly close to picking up at point at Holbeach. However 2 late goals gave the hosts all three points.

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Saturday 24 November

The Ives drew 2-2 in an entertaining game against Banbury United at WWR.

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Sunday 25 November

The Ladies 1st team maintained their unbeaten record in the ERWFL Division1 with an 8-0 victory at WWR over Bishops Stortford Ladies. The goal scorers were Tierney Coulson x4, Emily Smith x2, Georgia Stancombe & Katie Stancombe.

The Ladies Development team won 3-2 (after extra time) against rivals Haverhill Rovers Ladies in the Cambs Division 1 Cup. Emilee Steel scored 2 and Penelope Ford scored the other.

The U16 played well at Biggleswade Town in the EJA Green Division, however they ultimately lost 1-2. Mykov scored the Ives goal.

The U15 won 4-1 at home to Newmarket Town to move to the top of the EJA Green division. Manager Brett Fairholm said of the performance “A great all round team display and a great game to watch.”

Round Up – 3rd, 4th & 5th Nov

Saturday 3 November

The Ives lost their 7th game in a row with a 0-2 defeat at home to in-form Stratford Town.

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Sunday 4 November

The Ladies 1st team kept up their unbeaten record in the ERWFL Division 1 with a 4-0 win over Hatfield Peverel Ladies at WWR. The goals came from Harriet Ford, Georgia Stancombe, Katie Stancombe & Tierney Coulson. Captain Hannah Seymour-Shove was awarded ‘Player of the Match’.

The Ladies Development side also won with a 6-1 scoreline at home to Burwell Tiger Ladies in the Cambs Championship South Division.

The U16s enjoyed a 5-0 win at home to Kempston Rovers in the EJA Brown Division with a hat-trick from Ben and 1 a piece from Ollie & Mykov.

The U15s went to Norfolk in the EJA Green Division against a big strong Wroxham side and came away with a 3-3 draw after 2 Goals from Harry Holman and 1 from Tom Smith.

The U14s went out the Hunts County Cup at the 2nd round stage after suffering 1-7 defeat at Feeder FC.

The U13s advanced to the next round of the Hunts County Cup, although no football was played as they were awarded a walkover against Hampton Sports Navy.

Monday 5 November

The U18s kept up their good run of form with a 5-0 win at home to March Town United in the Thurlow Nunn  Youth League West Division.

Click here for the match report.

Weekend Round Up – 29 & 30 September

Saturday 29 September

The Ives played out a 0-0 draw at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. 

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Sunday 30 September

The Ladies 1st team completed a quick double in 2 succesive Sundays over Hertford Ladies to chalk up a 4-1 victory in the ERWFL Div 1. Sisters Katie & Georgia Stancombe got the goals with a brace a piece. Katie Stancombe was also awarded ‘Player of the Match’.

In the EJA League, the U16 exited the League Challenge Cup losing to a narrow 4-5 scoreline at Hitchin Town. The U15 won their Challenge Cup game with a 5-1 win at Haverhill Rovers. The U14 lost 1-3 at home to Newmarket Town in the Green Division.

In the Royston Crow Youth Football League the U13 recorded an impressive 11-1 win at Letchworth Garden City Eagles.

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

U18s & FA Cup Replay – Match Reports

Monday 24 September

The U18s won their 2nd game in 5 days with a local derby 4-2 victory over Godmanchester Rovers in the Thurlow Nunn Youth League West Division.

Click here for the match report

Tuesday 25 September

The Ives advanced to the FA Cup 3rd round qualifying for the first time ever courtesy of a 2-0 victory over Grantham Town in the 2nd qualifying round replay to set up a visit to York City in two Saturdays time.

Click here for the match report

Round Up 20-23 September

Thursday 20 September

The U18s chalked up their first win of the season with a 1-0 victory at March Town United.

Click here for the match report.

Saturday 22 September

The first team drew 1-1 against Grantham Town in the 2nd Qualifying round of the Emirates FA Cup and will have to do it all again in a replay at The Meres on Tuesday 25 September, 19:45 kick off.

Click here for the match report & match photos.

Sunday 23 September

The Ladies 1st team progressed through to the 2nd round of the ERWFL league cup with a 5-0 win over Hertford LFC at WWR. The goals came from Georgia Stancombe x 2, Katie Stancombe, Hannah Seymour-Shove & Francesca Worrell.

For the 3rd week running the Ladies development team are involved In 5-2 score line, winning at home v Histon LFC res in group C of the Cambs league cup. Goalscorers – Jade Carpenter x 2, Connie Liddiard x 2 & Katherine Speed.

The U16s win 3-0 against Biggleswade Utd U16 in the EJA league.  2 goals on home debut for Adam and 1 for Josh W.

The U14 win with a convincing 11-0 scoreline in the Hunts County Cup at Somersham Town U14. Goalscorers – Bailey Kelly x 2, Harvey Keates x 2, Daniel Legg x 2, Alfie Baker x 2, Luke Dunn x 2 & Billy Chambers.

The U15 & U13 scheduled fixtures were postponed.

U18, Ladies & Colts – Round Up

Thursday 13 September

The U18s visited Deeping Rangers for a Thurlow Nunn Youth League fixture. Unfortunately they were on they slipped to a 6-0 defeat. Click here for the match report.

Sunday 16 September

The Ladies 1st team travelled to Histon Ladies in the ERWFL Div 1 and came away with a point in a 2-2 draw. The Ladies were 2 to the good at half time with goals from Tierney Coulson (also POM) and Hannah Seymour-Shove. Histon however, pulled level in the second half and the Ladies had to dig in to get a point at the end.

After suffering a 2-5 defeat last week the Ladies Development side enjoyed a 5-2 win at Isleham United Ladies in the in the Cambs South Div. The goals came from Lauren Gibson x2, Fran Worrall, Connie Liddiard & Jade Carpenter.

In the EJA League, the U16 lost by the odd goal in 9 at Takeley. The U15 recorded an excellent 4-3 win at AFC Sudbury. The U14 suffered a narrow 1-2 defeat at home to Needham Market.

In the Royston Crow League, the U13 game at home to Plantation Youth was postponed.

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

Match Report – St Neots Town U18 2 St Ives Town U18 1

St Neots Town U18  2  St Ives Town U18  1  

Huntingdonshire FA County Under 18 Cup Quarter Final  – 14/01/18

Ives went into this game seeking revenge for a very close defeat in last year’s final, and came out of it feeling robbed of at least the chance of a penalty shoot out against their fierce local rivals who now remain on course to retain their crown.

A slow start to the second half cost the visitors dear as they conceded two goals in a three minute spell immediately after the break. Substitute Sam Bond pulled a goal back with eighteen minutes to go, the same player then had a huge appeal for a penalty turned down as he was scythed down deep inside the box in added time. The only person in the ground who did not think that it was a spot kick was the referee. But by such fine margins are games decided and cups won.

Confident from their League win earlier in the week the Ives started the game on the front foot taking the game to their opposition and creating a couple of half chances in the first ten minutes without testing the home keeper.

The hosts first foray into visitor’s territory came in 9th minute as George Holman went a rampaging run straight into the heart of the Ives back line. He unleashed a fierce effort on goal from 25 yards that a well positioned Tom Smith made look a much more comfortable save than it might have been.

This seemed to boost the home sides confidence and Saints began to enjoy their best period of the game as they pushed Ives back. But in spite of enjoying the lion’s share of possession for the next twenty minutes they were unable to work Smith again as the visitor’s back line well marshalled by skipper Jamie Short held firm. Even losing powerful centre back Jordan Locke to an injury did not knock them as Matt Harvey slotted in well alongside Short.

The closest Saints came to breaching the Ives back line during this spell were in 24th minute when Aaron Hiscock managed to wriggle past Dawid Kwiatowski on the right and was taken down right on the edge of the box by the covering Billy Mobbs. Referee Chris Martin waved away Saints appeals for a penalty and surprisingly did not even give the hosts a free kick. Saints also carved out a half chance in 30th minute as the speedy Andre Williams got away down the right and hung up a deep cross to beyond the back post where Hiscock kept the ball alive knocking it back into the centre for Holman to head wide from a good position.

But as half time approached the flow of the game seemed to change again and the battling Kyrie Foster carved out two chances for himself as he battled his way through tackles to get to the edge of the box. But on both occasions he failed to test keeper Shaami Ahmed as he screwed his shots wide.

Foster also got on the end of Ives best opportunity of the first half which came just seconds before the break as Tiago Dias and Harry Sargent exchanged passes before the former slid the ball into the feet of Foster just inside the box. He had time to take a touch, but snatched at the chance blazing well over the top from a good position.

The game was won, and lost, in the first five minutes of the second half as the Ives started slowly, and the Saints seized the opportunity taring at them and grabbing what proved to be an unassailable two goal advantage.

The first goal arrived two minutes after the restart as Hiscock got to the bye line wide on the left and delivered a teasing cross that a stretching Smith just managed to claw away from the head of Kieran Waites. But the ball dropped to Williams who drove it back into the centre where Short did amazingly well to bravely hurl himself in front of a point blank shot from Waites. Unfortunately for Ives the ball fell to Sam Routs who fired it home from six yards.

The second arrived only three minutes later and again Hiscock was the provider as he broke away down the left outpacing Kwiatkowski and delivered a low cross to the near post where Holman managed to get in front of his marker and opened his body perfectly to side foot the ball past the exposed Smith from close range.

Having fallen two behind it was always going to be an uphill task to get back into the game. But to their credit Ives lifted the pace and began to push their hosts back with Gordan Torkornoo and Dias battling hard to wrest control in the centre of the park. The introduction of Sam Bond in 66th minute also provided a new spark to their front line.

It took Bond only six minutes to halve the arrears as he got on the end of a threaded through ball from Dias after the silky midfielder had exchanged passes with Foster in the centre of the park. Bond still had work to do, but he was brave as he just beat keeper Ahmed to the ball to slide it home from ten yards.

Ives had an opportunity to level things up whilst their opponents were still rocking as only three minutes later Sargent lost his marker to get on the end of Foster’s in-swinging free kick, but when it needed a flick, he got it all wrong and got to much on the ball knocking it away from goal.

With ten minutes to go manager Ben Seymour-Shove made the bold move of going three at the back and pushing an extra man forward as Mobbs returned to the fray replacing full back Kwiatkowski. Ives continued to press, but they were now leaving gaps at the back and Williams came within inches of sewing the game up three minutes from the end of the ninety. Saints substitute Ben Southwood fed the ball down the line into the run of Williams who was clear and clipped the ball past the exposed Smith only to be denied by a covering Short who did well to knock the ball off the goal line and past the post.

With time fast running out, Ives players, and almost everyone else in the ground, except the one that mattered, were convinced that they should have had a penalty. Martin Saunders battled down the left and clipped a cross into the box. Bond robbed Alfie Donkin as he tried to clear just inside the box, turned onto the loose ball and was just about to shoot as Jack Baker unceremoniously upended him. In spite of all of the protestations which continued well after the final whistle that swiftly followed the incident, referee Martin remained unmoved.

The Ives can continue to voice their complaints and a draw would probably had been a fair result from a very competitive and even game. However the match was really lost in those vital first five minutes after the re-start and anything that could have been gleaned from added time would have been considered a very lucky escape. But it was not to be and it is the holders that march on into the semi-finals and Ives wait to win the competition that they last won in 2004 goes on a little longer.

St Ives Team : Smith, Kwiatkowski, Pillin, Short (capt), Locke (Harvey 26), Torkornoo, Mobbs (Bond 66), Dias, Sargent, Foster, Mobbs, Saunders

Additional roll on roll off subs : Locke for Harvey 79, Mobbs for Kwiatkowsi 86

Unused subs : Oldale

Goals : Bond 72

Attendance :  approx. 45

Report by Nigel Howlett