MATCH PREVIEW: Dorchester Town v St Neots Town

BY: Tom Berry | @TJBerry95

Dorchester Town Football Club will welcome the players, supporters and officials of ST Neots Town to The Avenue Stadium (Sponsored by Clayson Scaffolding Ltd) tomorrow evening for this Evo-Stik League South Premier fixture (Kick Off: 7.45pm)

Who Are The Saints?
Originally formed in 1879, The Saints were the inaugural victors of the Huntingdonshire Senior Cup and went on to lift the trophy another four times before the turn of the century. After this, St Neots spent time in a number of different divisions as well as reaching the FA Cup first round proper in 1966, bowing out to Walsall.

However, during the 1987-88 season, the owners of the clubs ground sold the land to developers. The end of the season saw the Saints finish near the bottom of the table and sadly were forced to disband to clear its outstanding debts.

Football was back in the town soon after, when the reformed St Neots Town began to play competitively again in 1990. Since then, a steady rise has seen the club rise to the Southern Premier League and playing its football in their own community stadium.

Last Time We Met
Both sides went into Septembers fixture in poor form, however it was The Magpies who left Cambridgeshire still in it. The Saints hit five into the Dorchester net, who saw midfielder Ollie Griggs shown a straight red in the first half.

Form Guide
The Saints were beaten by Kings Langley in an incredibly entertaining encounter at the weekend. Despite a good attempt at a comeback after being 4-1 down, they couldn’t quite manage it and went down 4-3.

The Magpies come into the fixture after defeating Bishops Stortford at the weekend. Tom Blair’s wonder strike being enough to defeat the Blues.

Team News
Steve Thompson should have a full squad to choose from for the encounter with the Saints. Luke Winsper recovered in time to face Bishops Stortford at the weekend while Ross Carmichael returns after a one game suspension.

Entry Prices
Adults – £10
Concessions – £6
16 and Under – £1

The club takes part in a Community Credits Scheme run by the Dorset Volunteer Centre and that match day admission will be two community credit notes per person.

The Avenue Stadium
(Sponsored by Clayson Scaffolding Ltd)
Weymouth Avenue

Tel: 01305 267 623 Mob: 07763026395

The club and team would really appreciate your support so come on down and cheer the lads on.