St Neots fight back in second half

UCL Premier Division Raunds Town 2 St Neots Town 3 A FANTASTIC second half comeback from St Neots earned them a crucial three points in their fight against the drop. Saints would have dropped to bottom position if it hadn t been for this win and that look

UCL Premier Division

Raunds Town 2 St Neots Town 3

A FANTASTIC second half comeback from St Neots earned them a crucial three points in their fight against the drop.

Saints would have dropped to bottom position if it hadn't been for this win and that looked likely when Raunds took the lead soon after kick-off through Jamie Russell.


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The home side were reduced to 10 men shortly after the half hour mark when goalkeeper Chris Jones was dismissed for bringing down John Coley.

However, poor marking from St Neots allowed Raunds to double their lead shortly before half time when Adam Taylor was left unmarked.

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Some strong words from manager Steve Young at half time galvanised Saints, who used the gale-force wind to their advantage in the second period.

Wes Byrne side-stepped a defender midway through the half to pull a goal back before a wind assisted Craig Reynolds corner flew straight in with 10 minutes remaining.

It was left to Reynolds to clinch the victory in stoppage time when his free-kick squirmed under the body of the Raunds emergency goalkeeper.

St Neots manager Young said: "We had quite a few players out and some young lads on the field who did excellently, particularly Tom Malins on the wing.

"It was one-way traffic in the second half and we deserved our win.

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