St Neots Town 2 Blackstones 1
Saturday, 02 February 2008
This win over title rivals Blackstones lifted the Saints to second place in the Premier Division table.
Home keeper Jon Chatfield made a fine early save from Phil Stebbing and it was against the run of play that St Neots took a 41st minute lead. Chatfield's booming clearance found debutant Andy Findlay and the former Arlesey man's well judged lob found the visiting net.
On resumption Chatfield thwarted Stebbing again before Richard Jones turned the ball home from a 57th minute Dan Cotton corner.
St Neots won the contest eight minutes from time. Mark Franklin's short free kick gave Danny Marlow the opportunity to cross, Jon Hoggett headed down and Kevin Byrne was in the right place to score.
St Neots: Jon Chatfield, Tony Russell, Mark Barry,Mark Burrows (Dean McElroy), Steve Dogbe, Ryan Francis, Dave Fisk (Mark Franklin), Jon Hoggett, Danny Marlow, Kevin Byrne., Andy Findlay (Barrington Belgrave).
Blackstones: Ian Flavell, Robbie Blowers, Trevor Smith (Andy Boome), Paul Sheehan, Richard Jones (Andy Lodge), Ross Watson, Dan Cotton, Steve Kuhne, Liam Harrold, Phil Stebbing, Kevin Ainslie.