Heartbreak for Huntingdon and emergency at Godmanchester

Huntingdon manager Scott Witherall

Huntingdon manager Scott Witherall - Credit: Archant

Huntingdon were left counting the cost of a second-half collapse as their wait for a first win of the season continued today.

Town went down 3-2 to Newport Pagnell in the United Counties League Premier Division after boasting a two-goal advantage at half-time.

Jordan Brockett hit both the Town goals at Jubilee Park after 8 and 32 minutes, and they held onto that cushion until the hour mark when Pagnell halved their arrears.

Two goals in the space of three minutes from the visitors then completed the turnaround and denied Scott Witherall’s side their first points.

Two players had to be taken to hospital by ambulance as Godmanchester Rovers were held to a goalless home draw by Saffron Walden in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division.

Walden men Matt Snelling and James Solkhon sustained nasty cuts in a clash of heads early in the second half. The match at the David Wilson Homes Ground was delayed for around 10 minutes while the players were treated.

It is only the second time this season that second-placed Rovers have drawn a blank in front of goal.