Hitchin hoodoo is finally over for Ives ST IVES TOWN 2 HITCHIN TOWN 1
ST IVES finally beat one of their bogey sides and in the process heaped more pressure on the struggling Canaries.
The visitors came into this game in the relegation places and on a five game losing run. Their previous win being pre-Christmas had of course been against the Ives.
Things had started so well for the Canaries as they weathered early pressure and then went in front on 26 minuts as Michael Cain fed a ball into the feet of the tricky Isaac Galliford, who cleverly turned his man before lashing home.
Going in one-down, Ives knew they needed to lift themselves and they did so straight from the off, levelling in the 48th minute as Ben Jackson managed to bundle in Ben Seymour-Shove’s corner.
The winner on the hour also came from a Seymour-Shove corner.
But this time it went in much more spectacularly as Charlie De’ath lost his man to meet the ball perfectly and thunder in a header from ten yards that gave Michael Johnson in the Canaries goal no chance.
Having got in front, Ives ensured that their miserly defence did it’s usual job, making certain that the Canaries could find no way back into the game.
STAR MAN: Charlie De’ath (St Ives) ENTERTAINMENT: ★★★★★