Midweek round-up: Neots pass S&L test, Ives cruise and Goddy win

ST NEOTS Town overcame a tricky trip to S&L Corby in the UCL Premier Division last night (Tuesday), while St Ives Town smashed five past Irchester United at home.

ST NEOTS Town overcame a tricky trip to S&L Corby in the UCL Premier Division last night (Tuesday), while St Ives Town smashed five past Irchester United at home.

Shane Tolley’s double secured the points for St Neots at Occupation Road, in one of the most impressive Saints performances of the season.

He struck after five minutes to give Neots the lead and poached his second after an hour to ensure Saints didn’t notice the absence of Stefan Moore, beginning a three-match suspension.

Title rivals King’s Lynn Town recovered from their weekend FA Vase defeat with a 4-2 win at home Yaxley – after having been 2-0 down within 37 minutes.


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A penalty before half time and three second-half goals ensured that Lynn kept pace with St Neots, who remain seven points clear, having played two games more.

Meanwhile at Westwood Road, St Ives Town sealed an emphatic league double over Irchester to move to

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Tom McGowan fired low into the left hand corner to put the Saints in front after 37 minutes, before Lee Ellison added a close-range second three minutes later to make it 2-0 at the break.

On 50 minutes, Ellison tied the game up with a header from a Jean-Paul Duncliffe free-kick. Ozie Foster made it four for St Ives after 65 minutes after Ellison flicked on McGowan’s cross, and Scott Fielding grabbed the fifth for Ives two minutes from the final whistle.

• TWO goals from Paul Bass and a strike from James Hall were enough to secure the points for Godmanchester Rovers against Ipswich Wanderers on Wednesday.

The points from the 3-1 away win moved Goddy to eighth, two places clear of Wanderers, who sit four points behind in Ridgeons League Division One.

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