Hitchin hoodoo is fi­nally over for Ives ST IVES TOWN 2 HITCHIN TOWN 1

The Non-League Football Paper - - SOUTHERN PREMIER CENTRAL - By Nigel Howlett

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: ★★★★★

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