St Neots slip up - but four out of five ain’t bad

ST Neots Town slipped to eighth in the Southern League Division One Central table at the weekend – but St Ives, Huntingdon, Eynesbury and Godmanchester all won their games in the United and Eastern Counties leagues to keep up the pressure on the top teams.

Slough Town climbed to the summit of their table when they beat St Neots 2-0 in front of the First Division’s biggest crowd of the season at Holloways Park.

There were 271 supporters at the ground to see Ben Abbey and Nathan Bowden-Hasse give the home side a 2-0 first-half lead, before the two heavyweights slugged out a goalless second half.

Meanwhile, in the Premier Division of the United Counties League, St Ives scored five goals at Westwood Road and once again managed to keep a clean sheet.

Striker Stuart Cobb scored a hat trick in the fantastic win while the much talked-about Conor Washington was again on the scoresheet, along with in-form midfielder Lee Ellison.

Though the Saints remain in fifth, they are now only 10 points behind leaders Peterborough Northern Star who surprisingly lost only their second game of the season 3-1 at home to Cogenhoe United.

In Division One Huntingdon Town won 2-0 away at Raunds Town while Eynesbury Rovers beat Wellingborough Whitworth 3-1 at home.

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Ricky Marheineke’s Huntingdon are now just two points behind leaders Bugbrooke St Michaels in third place while Paul Dodson’s Eynesbury are only one point behind the Croms in fifth.

Godmanchester Rovers beat Long Melford 5-1 in their Eastern Counties League Division One game and are now sitting pretty in third place.

James Hall scored twice and Paul Bass, Jordan Brockett and Tom Moran got the others during the thriller at Bearscroft Lane.

Full reports from these matches will be featured in this week’s edition of the Hunts Post and on the website from Wednesday afternoon.