Match Preview: Ives v Leiston

It’s the first home league game of 2024 for St Ives Town on Saturday as they host Leiston at the Quattro-Tech Westwood Road. The game will be the third meeting between the two teams this season with Leiston eliminating the Ives from the FA Cup in September followed by a draw in the league at Victory Road 10 days later.

Ives Team News

The Ives go into the game on the back of a 4-2 defeat at Stamford on New Years Day. Missing from the squad for that game was Brandon Njoku who has been recalled by Cambridge United after a successful loan period with the Ives. Fellow loanee from the Abbey Stadium, Dan Barton remains with the Ives and will feature again. Meanwhile, the impressive Ben Mensah who has now scored three goals in the last three games including a brace at Stamford on Monday looks set to continue at right back.

Introducing Leiston

Leiston arrive after suffering defeat against Royston Town on New Years Day. That defeat bought to an end a run of 8 games where they went undefeated. As a result of that run, the Suffolk outfit had moved up the table and go into the game tomorrow 13th in the table, 3 points clear of the Ives.

Last Season

Leiston got the better of the Ives in both league games last season. In September, Leiston inflicted a 2-1 defeat. In January the Ives travelled to Suffolk and lost 1-0 as the hosts continued their push for a play-off spot.

Match Sponsors

We welcome our friends from David Smith who are our match sponsors for the game tomorrow. We thank them for their continued support,

Happy Hour and Season Ticket Offer

A reminder that it is just £3.00 on all pints in the clubhouse between 1:00pm and 2:30pm. Also, if you have a season ticket at any non-league or football league club, then you can watch the game for half price. Simply show the season ticket at the turnstile to redeem the offer.

Admission Prices:

Adults: £11.00
Concessions (Over 65): £8.00
Military Discount (with ID Card): £5.00
Students (With ID Card): £5.00
U16’s to 12: £2.00
Under 12’s: Free (when accompanied with an adult)

Match Programme

You can download the online matchday magazine HERE

Kick-off at the Quattro-Tech Westwood Road is at 3:00pm.