St Neots game abandoned after goalkeeper injured

Peter Clark scoring for St Neots Saints in their abandoned friendly against Team Bury on Tuesday nig

Peter Clark scoring for St Neots Saints in their abandoned friendly against Team Bury on Tuesday night. Picture: CLAIRE HOWES - Credit: Archant

A pre-season friendly had to be abandoned on Tuesday night due to a serious injury.

St Neots Town Saints’ clash against Team Bury at the Premier Plus Stadium was halted after 47 minutes when visiting goalkeeper Ben Mills sustained a neck injury in an accidental collision.

There was a fifty-minute wait for the arrival of an ambulance to take Mills to hospital.

Saints had powered into a 4-0 lead in their final outing before they make an early start to the United Counties League Division One season with a Sunday morning clash at Thrapston which forms part of an organised tour of groundhoppers to the Northamptonshire area.

Peter Clark struck a post early on before going on to hit a hat-trick after Bamousa Cisse had given Saints the lead.

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Senior St Neots Town player Tom Ward lined up for Saints and more first-teamers were due to be introduced in the second half, but the match was brought to a premature end before that could happen.

Danny Watson earned and converted the penalty that secured a 1-0 victory for St Ives Town at Peterborough Northern Star last night.

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Boss Ricky Marheineke handed a first taste of senior football to two of the club’s young prospects.

Reuben Eyles and Joe McDaid featured along with fellow 16 year-old Jack Jefferson.

Elsewhere Austen Diaper and Dan Kerrigan hit the goals as Godmanchester Rovers beat Wisbech Town 2-1 at Bearscroft Lane.

Eynesbury Rovers surrendered a two-goal lead when losing 3-2 to Soham Town Rangers at Hall Road.

Rovers led at the break courtesy of goals from Lee Bassett and Matty Bannister, but the higher-level visitors came roaring back in the second half.

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