Saints’ run stalls over Yaxley test

Premier Division St Ives Town 0 Yaxley 0 DESPITE their recent run of good form, Saints couldn t break down struggling Yaxley at Westwood Road. A low-key contest saw the home side have the marginally better of the play but they could not find the breakthr

Premier Division

St Ives Town 0 Yaxley 0

DESPITE their recent run of good form, Saints couldn't break down struggling Yaxley at Westwood Road.

A low-key contest saw the home side have the marginally better of the play but they could not find the breakthrough and missed suspended front man Graeme Thackray and injury victim Dan Pilsworth.


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Chris Ewles went down on the edge of box just after the hour mark, leading the home side to call for a penalty but the referee adjudged the infringement was just outside the penalty area.

Saints joint manager Jez Hall said: "We never really got going and it was really a game that looked like it was going to be a one-nil to one side or the other but the goal never came.

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"We're still on a good run of form and as long as we can continue to pick up points we can accept the odd home draw and of course it is nice to keep a clean sheet."

The R Costings man of the match for Saints was Jason King while the reserve side moved to the top of their league - a last-minute James Clark goal giving them a 3-2 win at Long Buckby.

St Ives travelled to Stewarts & Lloyds Corby last night and take on mid-table Holbeach at home on Saturday.

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