John Walker reports on the pre-season game on Tuesday night between St Neots Town and Langford.

St Neots Town 4 Langford 3

Langford may play at Step Six, but they gave their hosts a very good work out in this latest pre-season friendly match.

Defensively St Neots were unimpressive giving manager Cameron Mawer some problems to resolve, but they scored four goals which was an improvement on their previous performances.

However, on the plus side the manager was able to field almost his entire squad over the two halves as he seeks to blend in his new signings into his existing squad in preparation for the new season, now just over two weeks away.

St Neots got off to a dream start when in the first minute a free kick from Kieran Barnes slipped through the fingers of the visiting goalkeeper to give the home side an early lead.

Langford responded when a counterattack after 13 minutes split the home defence for Deniz Demirei to level the scores.

Five minutes later St Neots regained the lead when Barnes was played clear of the defence to cleverly chip the advancing keeper and in their next attack the home side extended their lead when Jim Burnside robbed a defender to score.

Two minutes before the break the visitors pulled a second goal back when Josh Stsay took advantage of defensive slackness.

Worse was to follow two minutes after the restart when the re-constituted St Neots side with multiple changes were caught out as Perry Heritage levelled the scores at 3-3. St Neots blushes were salvaged six minutes later when James Hatch joined the attack to head their fourth goal from a corner.

St Neots: Goff, Francisco, George, Bowen, Duckett, Parker, Andrews, Barnes, Baulk, Burnside, Furlong.

Subs: Brown, Joseph, Thorpe, Amaeshike, Gomez, Hatch, James, Brooks-Alexander, triallist.