Five out of five for the region’s top teams

IT WAS another fine weekend for Huntingdonshire’s football teams with wins in the FA Trophy for St Neots Town, in the FA Vase for Godmanchester Rovers, and in the league for St Ives Town, Huntingdon Town and Eynesbury Rovers.

St Neots won their first ever match in the Trophy on Saturday beating Sutton Coldfield Town in the first qualifying round of the competition 3-1 with a double from Stefan Moore and another goal from Shane Tolley.

Godmanchester meanwhile played on Friday night and pulled off a coup beating Loughborough University, the team who had dumped them out of the FA Cup earlier in the season, 2-1 in the first round proper of the Vase.

Joint manager Nev Nania was delighted with that away win, saying: “Goddy were determined to learn from that experience. Loughborough, as you would expect, play a flowing football game and it was vital that the team got their tactics right and pressed them hard from the off.”

This they did, but the Students took the lead early in the second half before Goddy fought back with Barry Albone getting the equaliser and Jason King the winner with just ten minutes remaining.

St Ives continued their great run in the United Counties Premier Division beating AFC Kempston Rovers 3-0 away from home – their seventh win on the trot, while in Division One of that league Huntingdon Town beat Raunds Town 1-0 and Eynesbury Rovers beat bottom club Sileby Rangers 1-0 in Northampton. Those results leave Huntingdon in fourth and Eynesbury in fifth.

More detailed reports will be featured in Wednesday’s paper and on the website later in the week.