St Ives Town could have a gr-eight new striker on their hands

New St Ives Town signing Allan Owen.

New St Ives Town signing Allan Owen. - Credit: Archant

St Ives Town manager Ricky Marheineke has boosted his attacking options . . . by signing a player he coached as an eight-year old.

Striker Allan Owen has agreed a deal with Saints ahead of their first-ever season of Southern League Premier Division football.

Owen has recently returned to the area after being at university in the North-East, where he has also gained experience of playing at non-league level.

Marheineke said: “I used to coach Allan when he was eight at a development centre I ran at Hinchingbrooke School for Cambridge United.

“He contacted me after coming back into the area and I’m confident he can make an impact for us.


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“He has been playing at Step 5 up in the North-East and he gives us something a little bit different. He is strong and blessed with exceptional speed.”

Owen played as a trialist when St Ives beat fellow Huntingdonshire side Eynesbury Rovers in a friendly on Tuesday night. He linked up with Ben Seymour-Shove for the opening goal in a 2-0 success.

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Saints host tenants Cambridge City tomorrow and then entertain Peterborough Sports, who are managed by former St Ives favourite Jimmy Dean, on Tuesday.

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