Three on the bounce for last-minute Ives

ST IVES Town won their third United Counties Premier game on the trot on Tuesday evening when they beat Holbeach United 2-1.

ST IVES Town won their third United Counties Premier game on the trot on Tuesday evening when they beat Holbeach United 2-1.

Both Saints goals were scored by Will Fordham – that’s three in two now for the player who has returned from a year with St Neots Town after spending the majority of his career at St Ives.

Co-manager Jez Hall said: “Three in two is great – he has now scored one in a 1-0 win and two in a 2-1 win.”

Fordham left St Neots last month after failing to prove himself to manager Dennis Greene – but he doesn’t need to prove himself to St Ives after making almost 400 appearances for the club before his year out.


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“Their loss is our gain,” said Hall.

Fordham left it late with his second after getting his first in just the 12th minute. Conor Washington went close to getting a second but his shot fizzed over the bar and Holbeach equalised moments later when Andrew Tidswell found the net with a fantastic free kick.

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Goalkeeper Niall Conroy-Owen had to make several big saves before Fordham got the dramatic winner with a back-post header in the 89th minute.

“We’ve really turned a corner,” said Hall. “Holbeach are a good side and maybe it would have been a fair result if it was a draw – but we managed to nick it at the end.”

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