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.

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