One set of Saints win and another lose

Declan Rogers scored for St Ives.

Declan Rogers scored for St Ives. - Credit: Archant

St Neots Town faced Football League opposition for the second time in four days when League Two play-off losers Stevenage graced the Premier Plus Stadium last night.

Two goals in the space of five first-half minutes earned the full-time visitors a 2-0 victory.

Saints posed plenty of threat after the break with a Connor Hall shot saved at full stretch and Kane Farrell also being denied.

Peter Clark was denied a late consolation when a late effort was deflected wide with the Stevenage goalkeeper stranded.

Trialist Declan Rogers hit the only goal as St Ives beat lower-level Yaxley.

Rogers struck with a 20-yard snap-shot midway through the second half of a fixture played at the St Ivo Outdoor Centre.

Saints had earlier been reliant on a couple of goal-line clearances from defender Jordan Lambert in the first half.

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Another trialist, Joe Peacock, came within a whisker of doubling their lead when hitting a post late on.

Summer signings Phil Draycott and Danny Watson appeared in a St Ives shirt for the first time.