Agony for Young as Town pay penalty

UCL Division One Huntingdon Town 2 Daventry United 3 A DISPUTED late penalty handed Town manager Darren Young his first defeat since taking over in the summer. Huntingdon began the game looking for their third consecutive victory but an under-par performa

UCL Division One

Huntingdon Town 2 Daventry United 3

A DISPUTED late penalty handed Town manager Darren Young his first defeat since taking over in the summer.

Huntingdon began the game looking for their third consecutive victory but an under-par performance left Young frustrated.


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The former Peterborough Northern Star boss fumed: "Errors at the back cost us a win against a team who were definitely beatable - which is very frustrating."

Town edged in front thanks to a goal direct from a corner by Nicki Young on eight minutes but Daventry, formerly Ford Sports, hit back.

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Richard Pannell scored on 63 minutes when a home defender missed a goal-line clearance and Tommy Waldock gave the visitors the edge 10 minutes later after another defensive error.

Substitute Danny White equalised within 60 seconds of Huntingdon falling behind but Daventry took the points on 84 minutes with a disputed penalty from Allan Haynes.

Town manager Young said he thought the award against Lee Booker was harsh, but insisted that luck will even itself out over a season.

He said: "We should have been three or four goals up at half time and we have missed some sitters - it was an extremely frustrating performance.

"There were six or seven players out there who needed to step up and perform and it didn't really happen.

"The penalty at the end was a 50/50 challenge in my view but we should have been ahead anyway. Danny White did more in the 20 minutes he was on the pitch than the rest of the team which gives you an idea of how we played."

Huntingdon travel to Ridgeons Premier Division side Norwich United for an FA Vase fixture on Saturday.

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