NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: St Ives Town boss makes his Mark with new signing to boost struggling squad

St Ives Town manager Ricky Marheineke.

St Ives Town manager Ricky Marheineke. - Credit: Archant

St Ives Town’s struggling squad has received a signing boost.

Boss Ricky Marheineke completed the capture of Mark Coulson today - four days after he helped former club Biggleswade beat them in a Southern League Premier Division clash.

He was a substitute for the Waders in their 1-0 win at ProEdge Westwood Road on Tuesday night which left Saints hovering one point and one place above the relegation zone.

They have collected just one point from their last five games during a miserable recent run of form, but Marheineke remains upbeat.

He said: “Mark is a terrific player and a St Ives lad, so it is doubly pleasing to get him on board.

“He has a great left foot, is very versatile and will give us a lot more quality on the ball.

“Hopefully he can help us to unlock defences as goals have been hard to come by lately and that is something which needs to change quickly.

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“We need to get back to winning games of football although we’re certainly not going to panic.

“We’ve played four teams inside the top six recently and it will have been one of the toughest runs of matches we have all season.”

Coulson was at Peterborough United and even had a trial at Manchester United as a youngster.

He is a vastly-experienced non-league performer these days and will go straight into the St Ives squad for their trip to Kings Langley tomorrow.

The two teams were both promoted from Division One (Central) last season with Kings Langley taking the title and Saints following them up through the play-offs.

One player has also departed St Ives in recent days. Winger Joe Carden has moved to tenants Cambridge City.