Town at last back on track

United Counties League Premier Division St Ives Town 1, Desborough Town 1 St Ives sneaked a last-ditch equaliser against league-strugglers Desborough to draw the game 1-1 and put an end to their run of defeats. Neither team managed to get the upper-han

United Counties League Premier Division

St Ives Town 1, Desborough Town 1

St Ives sneaked a last-ditch equaliser against league-strugglers Desborough to draw the game 1-1 and put an end to their run of defeats.

Neither team managed to get the upper-hand in the first half, and they went into the interval with all still to play for in the second.


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It was Desborough who took the lead with a goal from Tom Mills after 76 minutes.

St Ives didn't give up, and their perseverance paid off when Liam Kennett scored seconds before time to give the home team a valuable point.

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Assistant manager Jezz Hall said: "It was difficult to play in the wind, and we looked like losing at times, but Liam Kennett pulled one out of the bag to save the game."

"We're happy to have stopped the rot. We've got some injured players back soon and hope to get back on track," added Hall.

Holbeach United 0, Saint Neots Town 3

SAINTS won their fifth game in a row with an impressive win against the Lincolnshire outfit Holbeach.

Town started the better of the two teams and played some attractive football.

Gary Walker provided Saints with the reward for their dominance with a goal after 20 minutes, before James Hatch found the net 15 minutes later with his first goal for the club.

The second half saw Holbeach hold-out against the visitors until just before the final whistle, when walker fired in his second to make sure of the win for Saints.

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