A pre-season friendly had to be abandoned on Tuesday night due to a serious injury.

St Neots Town Saints’ clash against Team Bury at the Premier Plus Stadium was halted after 47 minutes when visiting goalkeeper Ben Mills sustained a neck injury in an accidental collision.

There was a fifty-minute wait for the arrival of an ambulance to take Mills to hospital.

Saints had powered into a 4-0 lead in their final outing before they make an early start to the United Counties League Division One season with a Sunday morning clash at Thrapston which forms part of an organised tour of groundhoppers to the Northamptonshire area.

Peter Clark struck a post early on before going on to hit a hat-trick after Bamousa Cisse had given Saints the lead.

Senior St Neots Town player Tom Ward lined up for Saints and more first-teamers were due to be introduced in the second half, but the match was brought to a premature end before that could happen.

Danny Watson earned and converted the penalty that secured a 1-0 victory for St Ives Town at Peterborough Northern Star last night.

Boss Ricky Marheineke handed a first taste of senior football to two of the club’s young prospects.

Reuben Eyles and Joe McDaid featured along with fellow 16 year-old Jack Jefferson.

Elsewhere Austen Diaper and Dan Kerrigan hit the goals as Godmanchester Rovers beat Wisbech Town 2-1 at Bearscroft Lane.

Eynesbury Rovers surrendered a two-goal lead when losing 3-2 to Soham Town Rangers at Hall Road.

Rovers led at the break courtesy of goals from Lee Bassett and Matty Bannister, but the higher-level visitors came roaring back in the second half.