Comeback kids in late, late revival
County U18 Friendly Match Northants U18s 2 Huntingdonshire U18s 2 A PAIR of late goals saw Huntingdonshire s U18 footballers battle back to secure a draw. The visitors started brightly but soon found themselves under pressure against a strong host side,
County U18 Friendly Match
Northants U18s 2 Huntingdonshire U18s 2
A PAIR of late goals saw Huntingdonshire's U18 footballers battle back to secure a draw.
The visitors started brightly but soon found themselves under pressure against a strong host side, who took the lead after 27 minutes.
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Hunts were made to pay for slack defending at a corner and Josh Davies rose highest to convert a Jon Mitchell corner at the near post.
It was Mitchell who was again the provider on the stroke of half-time as he set up Joe Power for the home side's second.
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Despite being two goals down at the break, the visitors came out fighting and began to claw their way back into the game.
Tom Mills powered a header just over the bar from a corner before John Hall burst clear of the defence and shot narrowly wide.
Northants created one clear-cut chance after the interval when Josh Davies saw his effort come back off an upright.
Meanwhile, home goalkeeper Ashley Robinson was being kept busy and Hunts eventually pulled back a goal through a Jamie Osborne free-kick after 74 minutes
Ten minutes, later the scores were level when defender James Curran headed in a Ben Colmer corner to earn the visitors a draw they thoroughly deserved for their battling performance.