FA COUNTY YOUTH CUP ROUND ONE Herefordshire U18 2 Huntingdonshire U18 4 IT WAS Hall too easy for Hunts as twins Jon and James grabbed a goal apiece to help their side into the second round. The match also marked the award of a county cap to Hemingfor
FA COUNTY YOUTH CUP ROUND ONE
Herefordshire U18 2 Huntingdonshire U18 4
IT WAS Hall too easy for Hunts as twins Jon and James grabbed a goal apiece to help their side into the second round.
The match also marked the award of a county cap to Hemingfords United junior Tom Mills, who played his 15th game for the district.
The visitors did not have the best of starts, going a goal down after 10 minutes from a corner that fell at the feet of Jimmy Morton.
The home winger had already been looking a threat down the left and looped his shot over visiting keeper Ryan Rayner and into the net.
Hunts had to weather the storm for the next 15 minutes with several near misses by the opposition, including one shot that beat Rayner but rebounded from a post.
Hunts drew level after 24 minutes following a run down the left by Kris Kefford. His cross found James Hall, who returned it across the six-yard box for his twin brother Jon to nod home.
Five minutes later, the visitors were in front as the same combination saw Jon Hall pick out James, who wasted no time in lashing in from 25 yards.
In the second half, Huntingdonshire goalkeeper Rayner and his defenders looked very solid and the visitors had no trouble in preserving their slender lead.
Mills was outstanding and Hunts could have increased their lead after 55 minutes when Jon Hall had a shot pushed on to the bar by the keeper.
Hunts were eventually rewarded five minutes later when a free-kick by Jon Hall found Robert Devoy to extend the lead to 3-1.
Three minutes later, a fourth goal from Aaron Petty all but sealed the result. The Hunts man's good touch left him in a great position to unleash a clinical finish.
Herefordshire did reply with a 65th-minute consolation solo goal from their star player Jimmy Morton but it never looked like being enough.
The last 20 minutes of the match produced attacking play from both sides but Hunts skipper Gibson Kupfuma saw his team home with a strong midfield performance.
* Hunts will face the winners of Sunday's game between Somerset and Essex in the second round.