ST IVES ended their indifferent start to the season, scoring eight goals on their travels in Lincolnshire. The performance left the home spectators speechless – St Ives took the points and put a warning to all the other league clubs about their potential
ST IVES ended their indifferent start to the season, scoring eight goals on their travels in Lincolnshire.
The performance left the home spectators speechless - St Ives took the points and put a warning to all the other league clubs about their potential title credentials.
Bourne appeared to be at full strength for the Abbey Lawn clash and had initially given the Saints something to think about in the first 10 minutes. But the day was to belong to Scott Fielding who netted five goals for the Saints.
He opened his account after 23 minutes following hard work from Liam Kennett.
Only six minutes later, Fielding bundled the ball over the line, again from a Kennett cross, and on the half-hour Kennett found himself one-on-one with the keeper to give St Ives a three-goal advantage.
St Ives went in at half time planning to continue the rout, but Bourne got themselves into the game to make it 3-1.
However, Fielding netted his hat-trick on 65 minutes, his fine, well-directed header from a long ball by Dan Moyes making it 4-1.
Inside the next 10 minutes Fielding's tally went to five, bringing his total to seven goals in five games for August and earning him the UCL Golden Boot.
On 80 minutes things worsened for the home side after they were reduced to 10 men with Dane Harper being sent off. Another consolation goal was on the cards for Bourne after Dan Newman gave away a penalty but Saints keeper James Jackson saved well only to see the ball bundled home in the follow up.
At 6-2 the Saints could have shut up shop, but two further goals followed from Dan Pilsworth and an injury time strike by Jason King to finish off a fine display.
This was a record win for St Ives Town in the UCL Premier Divison.
Joint managers Warren Everdell and Jez Hall were in buoyant moods after the game and said: "It wasn't that Bourne were a bad side because they are not, we were just at the top of our game. This result was perfect for us as it shows everyone that we are contenders for the league title".
n Saints are at Yaxley on Saturday in the UCL Premier, 3pm kick-off.