Saints stick four past shell-shocked Bourne

United Counties League Premier Division Bourne 0 St Ives Town 4 WILL Fordham dispatched two penalties as St Ives romped to a convincing victory at hapless 10-man Bourne. Joint manager Jez Hall admitted the score could have been anything as his side domi

United Counties League Premier Division

Bourne 0 St Ives Town 4

WILL Fordham dispatched two penalties as St Ives romped to a convincing victory at hapless 10-man Bourne.

Joint manager Jez Hall admitted the score "could have been anything" as his side dominated the match from start to finish.


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Saints took the lead after five minutes when Jamie Blackwell headed in after good work from Scott Fielding.

The turning point in the game came on 15 minutes when Blackwell was needlessly hauled down by the home goalkeeper inside the box.

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The stopper received his marching orders and the replacement goalkeeper had no chance with Fordham's powerful spot-kick.

Saints continued to dominate the game but did not score again until the last 15 minutes of the game when Fordham converted another penalty - this time for a clear handball.

Brian Liston-Clark completed the scoring when he was played in by Dan Pilsworth.

Hall said: "All of our main strikers now have a goal for the season which is encouraging and it is good to see Will hitting the back of the net again.

"He scored around a dozen penalties last year and a fair few free-kicks as well so it is good to see he hasn't lost the knack."

Hall admitted Saints will be big underdogs when they travel to Mildenhall in the FA Cup first qualifying round on Saturday.

He said: "They have a few players from Histon and the Cambridge sides and have money to spend so we know we will be up against it there.

"But we won't be overawed and will travel there looking to put in a good performance and give a good account of ourselves."

St Ives have another cup fixture on Tuesday evening - Saints travel to S&L Corby in the League Cup.

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