Ives bounce back with back-to-back Wellingborough wins
UCL Premier Division: Wellingborough Town 0-2 St Ives Town || WHAT a difference a week makes: just seven days after a dispiriting defeat to Deeping, Saints completed back-to-back league games against the Doughboys of Wellingborough. After the match co-man
UCL Premier Division: Wellingborough Town 0-2 St Ives Town ||
WHAT a difference a week makes: just seven days after a dispiriting defeat to Deeping, Saints completed back-to-back league games against the Doughboys of Wellingborough.
After the match co-managers Warren Everdell and Jez Hall hailed their team's response to last week's defeat.
Everdell said: "We were woeful in the Deeping match but after a typical Everdell lambasting, the players all responded professionally and deserved both wins."
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Hall added: "We are pleased with both results over the four days - I wouldn't even want to single out individuals as they all rolled their sleeves up and did the business."
Saints won 3-1 at Westwood Road on Tuesday evening, with goals from Simon Claridge, Conor Washington and Ozzie Foster.
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They put the experience to good use on Saturday, dominating early play with Claridge and Scott Fielding passing up chances to give Ives the lead.
When Saints did grab the lead on 34 minutes it was well worth the wait. Midfielder Ricky Dear picked the ball up nearly 40 yards out, glanced up, and hammered the ball into the top corner leaving the keeper stranded.
Saints pressed for a second but the score remained the same until early in the second half, when the excellent Carl Foreman found the space to slot home and give St Ives a two-goal cushion.
With the midfield working tirelessly and the defence looking rock solid, a buoyant Saints outfit capped a turnaround week with another win.