Lydia starts out in winning style

Lydia Bedford, new manager of St Neots Town Saints.

Lydia Bedford, new manager of St Neots Town Saints. - Credit: Archant

Lydia Bedford enjoyed a successful start in the St Neots Saints hotseat as they powered to victory in their first friendly outing of the summer.

The Saints side, featuring a number of members of the club’s new scholarship programme, recovered from conceding an early goal to slam Haverhill Rovers 6-1 on Thursday night.

Dan Hobbs levelled and a Luis Vieira brace put them on top before the break.

Kelvin Osei-Addo struck twice in the space of seven second-half minutes before Sean Barker completed the scoring late on.

St Neots Town drew 1-1 at Dereham on Saturday. They hit the front courtesy of a first-half own goal, but were pegged back late on.

St Ives Town manager Ricky Marheineke is keen to make a defensive signing ahead of the new season. They are short on numbers at the back and handed a run-out to former Huntingdon Town man Geilyou Mailancol during a 2-1 defeat at the hands of higher-level ProEdge Westwood Road tenants Cambridge City on Saturday.

Jack Higgs scored St Ives’ goal from the penalty spot and boss Marheineke admitted: “I’m looking to bring in one more centre-back as it is a position we are a little light in currently.”

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Two locals sides drew at Bearscroft Lane on Saturday where Godmanchester Rovers were held 1-1 by Eynesbury Rovers.

Simon Unwin found the net for the hosts with Shane Fox on target for the visitors.

Friendly fixtures

Saturday, August 1: Concord Rangers v St Neots, Spalding v St Ives, Ampthill v Eynesbury Rovers, Godmanchester Rovers v Soham.

Tuesday, August 4: Eynesbury Rovers v Biggleswade.