Hayes shuffles Huntingdon Town pack and comes up trumps

Danny Barker scored a debut goal for Huntingdon Town.

Danny Barker scored a debut goal for Huntingdon Town. - Credit: Archant

Sheryl Crow once sang that ‘a change would do you good’ - six of them worked a treat for Huntingdon Town last Saturday.

Boss Seb Hayes shuffled his pack following a dismal Boxing Day derby defeat at the hands of local rivals Eynesbury and the response was pleasing as they triumphed 2-1 at Sleaford in one of only two United Counties League Premier Division games to survive the wet weather.

Danny Barker enjoyed a dream debut following a move from Peterborough Northern Star with a spectacular opening goal late in the first half.

Captain Declan Rogers doubled Town’s advantage after the break, but Sleaford halved their arrears moments later before hitting a post as they searched for a leveller.

Hayes said: “We looked a lot better for the changes and defended properly which was probably the most satisfying thing.


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“We know we’ve had a bad run lately, but we’re back in the top six in the table and that is a decent position. Now the challenge is to continue picking up results to keep ourselves there.”

Town host Newport Pagnell tonight (Wednesday) ahead of a Saturday visit to improving Boston Town.

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Hayes has made an approach for defender Jake Pell of Peterborough & District League Premier Division leaders Coates, but has little hope of attracting him to Jubilee Park.

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