Vital victory keeps Neots in the race

A VITAL 1-0 victory against Boston Town on Saturday could be the catalyst for promotion, St Neots Town manager Iain Parr believes. St Neots currently lie third in the United Counties League Premier Division and are among a group of eight times battling fo

A VITAL 1-0 victory against Boston Town on Saturday could be the catalyst for promotion, St Neots Town manager Iain Parr believes.

St Neots currently lie third in the United Counties League Premier Division and are among a group of eight times battling for the title - including Boston, who Town defeated thanks to a Ryan Francis strike.

Parr said he believes that players that have joined the club in the last couple of months have started to gel and handle these pressure situations much better.

He said: "It was a tight game but we played some good football and didn't get frustrated at nil-nil.

"The games against the teams around us are the most important so to win two in a row is a real boost for our promotion chances."

Neots are the only club in the UCL Premier Division to be unbeaten away from home and have the third-meanest defence in the division.

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The Rowley Park side have a tough trip to Blackstones on Saturday before they take on strugglers Newport Pagnell and Northampton Spencer later in the month.

Parr added: "We have to make sure we do not get complacent and take our good form onwards."

Meanwhile, the club's move to a new £2.5million facility at Love's Farm, less than half-a-mile from their present site on the east of St Neots, draws ever-closer.

Chairman Bob Bridges said: "We expect the move to Rowley Park to take place on April 8 - although matches won't be played until the start of next season.

"The floodlights are up, both pitches have been completed and the club facilities are approaching completion.

"The new road leading to the ground is scheduled to be finished shortly and will be named after the late Les Kester who passed away last year.

"Les was a former groundsman and club stalwart and the road will be known as Kester Way in his memory.

"The new facility will give the whole town a stadium to be proud of and will give the club the impetus to progress up the football pyramid.

"On the field, Iain Parr has been putting together a very good first team and the reserves and U18s are also challenging for honours.

"The committee will continue to support - we hope to have more new signings shortly.

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