Ozie saves the day for St Ives

OZIE Foster’s 75th minute leveller salvaged a late point for St Ives Town against Blackstones at Westwood Road in the UCL Premier on Saturday.

OZIE Foster’s 75th minute leveller salvaged a late point for St Ives Town against Blackstones at Westwood Road in the UCL Premier on Saturday.

The visitors had taken the lead in bizarre circumstances in the 59th minute, when Lee Ellison’s back pass wrong footed goalkeeper Niall Conroy-Owen on a bobbly pitch and presented Michael Nelson with a simple finish.

It came on the back of a 1-0 home win over another top seven outfit in Wellingborough last Tuesday, which was given to them by Liam Read, who fired home from the edge of the box after 79 minutes.

St Ives’ 2-1 Hunts Senior Cup semi-final win over Huntingdon last week was poignant for co-bosses Jez Hall and Warren Everdell, who were celebrating their 450th match in joint charge.


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They have boosted the squad in recent weeks, with centre-back Jordan Lambert signing from Cambridge City on a dual registration and wide man Tom McGowan arriving on a similar arrangement from Biggleswade Town.

Saints, currently 13th, are scheduled to visit fourth-placed Long Buckby tonight (Tuesday) before they go to third-bottom Desborough on Saturday.

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