Midweek: St Neots dispatched Wellingborough with ease, but St Ives could not find the goal they needed at Rothwell.
UCL Premier Division
St Neots Town 4-1 Wellingborough Town
MANAGER Dennis Greene rang the changes after Saints’ draw at the weekend, and saw his side dominate a timid Wellingborough challenge from start to finish.
Tim Trebes replaced Luke McShane in goal, and Junior Kanuda also returned for his first league start since the first day of the season.
Dan Jacob and Shane Tolley, paired together up front, combined well for the first goal, Jacob rounding a defender and feeding in his strike partner to finish.
Trebes was called into action once before half time, but Neots also passed up opportunities to extend their lead and the score stayed at 1-0 until half time.
Tony Scully and Kanuda controlled the midfield and continued to create chances for the home side.
Lewis Webb added his fourth goal of the season on 50 minutes, and Michael Hyem marked his 50th Saints start with a goal nine minutes later.
Substitute Roy Essandoh set up Tolley for his second goal in the 70th minute, but Wellingborough got a consolation goal when Mark Redding set up Tom Liversedge to nod home.
St Ives Town 0-0 Rothwell Corinthians
SAINTS could not follow up the weekend’s win over Peterborough Northern Star with victory in Northamptonshire, as Rothwell frustrated them from the off.
Ives dominated play, but saw good chances spurned by Dan Matson, Ozie Foster and Ricky Dear in the first half.
Play followed the same pattern in the second, with St Ives’ efforts lacking the clinical finishing necessary. Visiting goalkeeper Gavin Armitage was a spectator for much of the game against a team that started the day third from bottom of the league but, as so often this season, Saints could not find the touch to turn one point into three.