Date: Thu 27 Dec 2018

By David Simpson

St Ives boss salutes his players

Saints climb away from the danger zone

Manager Ricky Marheineke was always confident his St Ives Town side would come through their autumn sticky patch with flying colours.

The Saints suffered a run of nine successive defeats through October and early November, which saw them drop to within a single point of the Southern One Central drop zone.

But a run of four wins and just one defeat in seven games since then, including Boxing Day’s goalless draw at Royston Town, has seen them rise to the more comfortable position of 13th.

“We were going through a sticky patch in terms of results, but I still thought through that period our results were good,” said Marheineke.

All bad runs do come to an end and it was just a case of making sure the players stuck together, kept working hard and believed they could turn it around sooner rather than later.

“We made a few additions in Martin Conway, Jake Newman, Ben Jackson and Ty Ward which gave everyone a bit of a lift, and results have been better for it.

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