St Ives win again

UCL Premier DivisionS&L Corby 0   St Ives Town 2SAINTS trudged off the Occupation Road ground looking very tired but extremely satisfied with three more points. This was the ninth league game since the beginning of March for the team who are still looki

UCL Premier Division

S&L Corby 0 St Ives Town 2

SAINTS trudged off the Occupation Road ground looking very tired but extremely satisfied with three more points.

This was the ninth league game since the beginning of March for the team who are still looking to complete a massive backlog of fixtures following their success in the FA Vase.

The win will have given management duo Jez Hall and Warren Everdall immense pride as it came a few days after a great win at champions elect Stotfold.

A tepid first period gave little indication of the improved second-half showing from St Ives. Inside a minute Dan Pilsworth clipped a free-kick in for Scott Fielding to slide the ball home and Graeme Thackray sealed the win for the visitors with a well-taken goal after Will Fordham knocked down another Pilsworth free-kick.

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On Tuesday evening St Ives took their stretched resources to Stotfold and returned with three points having severely clipped the Eagles wings.

Luke Donnelly gave the hosts the half time advantage when he pounced to score ten minutes before the break but the second half saw Saints hit back and Jamie Blackwell converted two chances. The first, just before the hour, was a well-placed header following a right wing cross by Jason King. On 74 minutes he was on hand to plant a shot home at the far post after good work by Dan Newman.

+ Saints entertain Biggleswade in the Hinchingbrooke Cup quarter-final on Thursday 10 before visiting promotion rivals Desborough Town on Saturday.

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