Six of the best for St Neots Town - four unbeaten for St Ives Town

St Neots manager David Batch.

St Neots manager David Batch. - Credit: James Ager

St Neots Town powered to their biggest-ever Southern League away success last night.

David Batch’s men blew away newly-promoted Bedworth United 6-0 in a Premier Division clash – and, for the second successive Tuesday, they encountered opponents reduced to nine men.

Ryan Hawkins earned and missed a penalty before Tom Meechan fired St Neots ahead midway through the first half.

Tom Ward doubled their advantage when heading in a Jack Wilkinson cross before Lee Clarke successfully converted a second penalty.

Debutant Isaac Galliford – one of two youngsters drafted in on loan from Luton Town – laid on a fourth goal for Connor Hall before the break with Bedworth already having seen Mark Albrighton dismissed for a stamp.

St Neots refused to take their feet off the gas with two further goals arriving in as many minutes early in the second half.

Substitute Guy Mailancol, a former Huntingdon player, announced his interval arrival from the bench with his first goal for St Neots before Meechan completed the six-goal haul with his sixth of the campaign. Hosts Bedworth collected a second red card when Nathan Haines received his marching orders with 20 minutes to go.

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St Ives Town stretched their unbeaten start to the Southern League Division One (Central) season to four matches with a smooth away success last night.

Striker Danny Watson returned to haunt former club Leighton Town with two goals as the Saints triumphed 4-1.

The victory also featured another spectacular strike from Jack Higgs and a first for the club from Chae Simons.

St Neots Town Saints suffered a third successive United Counties League Division One defeat when going down 3-1 to Raunds. Sam Harty hit their goal and Dan Hobbs missed a penalty.