Gallery: Huntingdon Town 2 Burton Park Wanderers 0
HUNTINGDON Town climbed out of the bottom two by switching places with Burton Park Wanderers after they beat them at Jubilee Park on Saturday. Town, who had not won in eight games, took an early lead when Darren Ray fired home after nine minutes. Hunting
HUNTINGDON Town climbed out of the bottom two by switching places with Burton Park Wanderers after they beat them at Jubilee Park on Saturday.
Town, who had not won in eight games, took an early lead when Darren Ray fired home after nine minutes.
Huntingdon wasted a number of good opportunities, with Lee Basset missing two one-on-ones with the goalkeeper and Paul Bass missing two good chances. The visitors had to wait until one minute from time to secure the win when Simon Claridge scored late on.
Huntingdon Town Manager Martyn Ray said: "It was a good win but it was long overdue. We made it a lot of hard work and to be fair it should have been 8-0 as we had lots of easy chances we just didn't score many.
"I thought it would be a draw as they pressured us at the end but we got the second in the last minute. I worried about an equaliser as when you're down there you make your own luck and we haven't been so far.
"We need to start taking our chances to score more as we should have had the game dead and buried with at least three goals by half time and I thought we would pay for not taking chances. There's no doubt that we deserved the win but we just need to be more ruthless.
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"We had enough chances to win three games but if you don't take them then you won't win. We're quite confident that we can do well now and hopefully this result will lead us to pick up for the rest of the season. We've got players returning from injury who will make a difference and hopefully we can get a few wins.
"There's nobody in this league that we are afraid of and no team that is particularly outstanding. I'm not worried about relegation as we won't be in the bottom two at the end of the season as we have the quality to avoid that.
"We have some tough games coming up but we can beat anyone on our day if we take our chances. I won't get carried away after one win but it has been coming now for a while."
Huntingdon Town still languish third from bottom in the table, level with Burton on points but beating them on goal difference. Only five points separate them from Bugbrooke St Michaels who are six places above them in a tight table. Town next play Buckingham Town at Jubilee Park on Saturday.