Football: Sheer Blis for Town after Bass hat-trick

UCL Division One Huntingdon Town 3, Blisworth 2 A PAUL Bass hat-trick helped Huntingdon Town continue their impressive run of form, as they moved out of the bottom three. Bass found the net three times in the space of 25 first half minutes as manager Gary

UCL Division One

Huntingdon Town 3, Blisworth 2

A PAUL Bass hat-trick helped Huntingdon Town continue their impressive run of form, as they moved out of the bottom three.

Bass found the net three times in the space of 25 first half minutes as manager Gary Ling and general manager Mick Hunt's side put in another performance that was far ahead of their relatively tender years.


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Once again, the hosts fielded a youthful side, full of enthusiasm and confidence, with the majority of the side under the age of 20 and, at times, Blisworth resorted to a physical approach to try to get the better of Town.

The prolific Bass opened the scoring after 11 minutes, when he pounced on a Tom Moran free-kick to put the hosts ahead.

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Seven minutes later, the forward converted from the spot after a hand-ball, before he completed his hat-trick, with the best goal of the game.

The Huntingdon marksman collected the ball, beat three men and caressed a 25-yard chip over the stranded visiting keeper.

Town looked like they would go into the break with a healthy three-goal lead, but Blisworth found one before the interval, when Hamish Carmody beat the impressive Ryan Hunt in the Town goal.

The second half saw the visitors get stuck in, with tackles coming thick and fast. Eventually they got reward for their robust play 10 minutes from time, when Carmody found the net from a corner.

However, Town hung on to ensure that they moved out of the bottom three with three wins and a draw in the last four games.

General manager Mick Hunt, said: "We are very pleased with the performance. Paul scored a terrific hat-trick and the lads recorded a great win."

Thrapston 3, Eynesbury 3

EYNESBURY Rovers failed in their attempt to win a sixth consecutive match, and incurred the wrath of manager Dean Shipp in the process.

"We were atrocious," said Shipp.

"We are very disappointed with the performance. The attitude and approach to the game wasn't good enough and, at times, we defended like schoolboys.

"We gifted them three goals and they could have had another four. It was definitely a case of two points dropped," added Shipp.

Rovers equalised three times in the game, after travelling to Thrapston with Paul Childerley and Ricky Taylor replacing the unavailable Nick Gibson and Carl Albone.

John Caine gave the hosts the lead after 21 minutes but Peter Collins levelled for Rovers 10 minutes later.

Zeke Lyford put Thrapston ahead again before a deflected Ross West strike put Eynesbury back on level terms.

Thrapston then took the lead for a final time with just over 20 minutes remaining and they looked set for all three points until Collins popped up in injury time and headed home goal number 15 of the campaign.

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