Moore brace fires Saints to Daventry win

SUPER Saint Stefan Moore was at the double as St Neots Town warmed up for this weekend’s FA Vase fourth round trip to Gresley with another league win on the road.

UCL Premier Division

Daventry United 0 St Neots Town 3

SUPER Saint Stefan Moore was at the double as St Neots Town warmed up for this weekend’s FA Vase fourth round trip to Gresley with another league win on the road.

Striker Moore bagged another brace, taking his season goal tally to 20 while full-back Jack Bradshaw’s barnstormer – his first goal for the club – sealed another three points.

This latest win means that Dennis Greene’s unbeaten side are now three points clear at the top of the United Counties League Premier Division, having dropped just six points all season.

Newport Pagnell Town are their closest challengers in second, but have played a game more while third-placed King’s Lynn Town are ten points back on Saints with two games in hand.

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A glance at Daventry’s recent record at Communications Park - that included victories over both Newport Pagnell and Stewarts & Lloyds Corby - suggested that this would be no easy match for the league leaders.

And that’s exactly how it panned out.

The Motormen started brightly with Duncan Harris narrowly failing to keep a free header from a corner on target, while Will Briscoe saw an effort smack against the crossbar.

It took 31 minutes for Moore to make the breakthrough for the visitors, which arrived after Lewis Hilliard headed down a Kieran Davies cross.

And, just two minutes later, Bradshaw doubled the lead with a well struck shot after Shane Tolley had pulled the ball back from the left.

Moore completed the scoring two minutes from time, collecting a Tolley through ball and sidestepping the last defender to slip the ball wide of United keeper Lee Farrow.

> St Neots were scheduled to visit Westwood Road next Tuesday night (Jan 25) for a rearranged league fixture against St Ives Town, although Ives’ cup commitments now been the game will be played later in the season.

>> SAINTS are one of three UCL Premier clubs to have applied for promotion from Step 5 to 4 for next season, alongside King’s Lynn Town and Newport Pagnell Town.

A total of 58 clubs from the 14 Step 5 feeder leagues have applied, with only one team from each league being considered to go up and just 12 promotion places up for grabs.

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