Match Preview: Ives v Stourbridge

It’s the penultimate home league game of the season on Saturday as the Ives host Stourbridge at the Quattro-Tech Westwood Road.

With three league matches to go, the Ives could potentially get to 61 points if they get maximum points from their remaining games. But their immediate focus will be to see if they can better 56 points which was their highest points tally since being a step three club.


Last weekend the Ives secured a last gasp victory at Barwell as a late strike from Jonny Edwards secured maximum points courtesy of a 4-3 win. In that game, Sam Bentley was back in goal after missing the Easter Monday defeat against Stamford. Elsewhere, boss Ricky Marheineke has a full compliment to choose from as they look to finish the season strongly.


Stourbridge have have had an indifferent season in terms of league results and arrive at the Quattro-Tech Westwood Road in 13th position in the table. However, they have found some form of late and are unbeaten in their last three games having taken seven points off three clubs in the top six namely Redditch, Mickleover and Leamington. After the match with the Ives tomorrow they finish their season with games against Coalville, Royston and Hitchin.


A Alvechurch: Lost 1-0
H AFC Sudbury: Drew 1-1
H Stratford: Lost 1-0
A Redditch: Won 1-0
H Mickleover: Won 3-1
H Leamington: Drew 1-1


The two teams met back in December and it was Stourbridge who recorded a 2-0 victory courtesy of goals from Alex Prosser and Luke Benbow.


The match on Saturday is being sponsored in memory of Brian Lawson. Brian tragically passed away in January this year, but was a big fan of the Ives and we welcome members of his family to the game and hope they enjoy watching Brian’s beloved Ives in action.


We welcome representatives from the 1st St Ives Rainbows to the Quattro-Tech Westwood Road who will be our mascots for the game. The group are members of the Girlguiding Cambridgeshire West County and the wider Girlguiding UK community.

Introducing the St Ives 1st Rainbows who will be matchday mascots on Saturday


A reminder that all home matchday programmes for St Ives Town are produced online. The link to the programme for the match against Stourbridge is HERE

So come on join us at the Quattro-Tech Westwood Road as the Ives host Stourbridge. Kick-off is at 3:00pm.