St Ives Win On Foreign Ground
UCL Premier DivisionSt Ives Town 3 Potton United 1TOWN lost their home game against Blackstones to a waterlogged pitch on Saturday which puts more pressure on their already-congested fixture list. Last Wednesday they took the unusual step to move this g
UCL Premier Division
St Ives Town 3 Potton United 1
TOWN lost their home game against Blackstones to a waterlogged pitch on Saturday which puts more pressure on their already-congested fixture list.
Last Wednesday they took the unusual step to move this game against Potton to Jubilee Park, Huntingdon because of the Westwood Road surface but it proved no barrier to the Saints as they grabbed three more vital points.
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The game was the 50th of the season for St Ives but such has been their form, they concede their first goal in open play for four matches.
It took Town 20 minutes to get their act together against a lively Potton side that made took the lead in the eighth minute.
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After the first quarter of the game the hosts settled down to play some quality football and before the half hour Barry Albone levelled things with a superb strike.
A good move involving Graeme Thackray and Jamie Blackwell resulted in the latter sending in a pin-point cross.
Meeting the ball some 20 yards from goal Albone unleashed a drive with such ferocity the ball jammed in the stanchion at the rear of the goal.
From that point it was all St Ives with Blackwell and Thackray running riot. Both could have bagged a hat-trick but couldn't find the vital last touch.
It took until the 65th minute for Saints to push home the advantage when Blackwell finished of a good move with Dan Moyes with a deft chip over the keeper.
Seven minutes later the game was put to bed when Will Fordham netted his 18th of the season from a well-taken penalty.
St Ives joint-manager Jez Hall said: "We have moved up a gear in the recent games.
"We still have a ridiculous amount of game left, with nine league games still to be completed and potentially seven cup matches.
"I think we could still be playing the week before next season kicks off if the weather doesn't improve."
St Ives go to S&L Corby on Saturday and welcome Deeping Rangers on Tuesday 8.