Match Preview – Ives v Stratford Town

St Ives Town begin their home campaign in the PitchingIn Southern League Premier Division Central tomorrow when they host Stratford Town at the Quattro-Tech Westwood Road.

The Ives go into the game on the back of an opening day win at Bromsgrove Sporting.  A goal down at half-time, the Ives stunned the hosts with two second half goals from Johnny Edwards as they returned home with maximum points.

Whilst the Ives collected an opening day win, Stratford were deprived of maximum points as Bedford struck two minutes from time to ensure it was a point a piece.  For Stratford, last season will be remembered for getting to the first-round proper of the FA Cup and a televised home tie against Shrewsbury Town.  That match ended in a 5-1 defeat for the Bards, and they finished their league games in 13th position, one place above the Ives.

The fixture tomorrow is an early opportunity for Jordan Williams and Enoch Andoh to feature against their former club.  Both have signed for the Ives during the summer and will be in a squad that has no major injury concerns following the win at Bromsgrove Sporting.

The match is likely to be played in warm conditions, with the allowance of a drinks break.  Supporters attending the game are reminded to take the necessary precautions inclusive of staying hydrated throughout the afternoon.

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

Last season:

28/08/21:  St Ives Town 0 Stratford Town 4
16/04/22:  Stratford Town 0 St Ives Town 3

Our programme is online only. (Click here to view / download it).

Just prior to the kick off there will be a minutes silence in memory of Ives supporter Richard Tutt who sadly passed away at the end of last month.

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