Huntingdon boss hopes to get win in top six battle

Jacob Joyce (9) heads Huntingdon ahead in their FA Vase defeat at Holbeach.

Jacob Joyce (9) heads Huntingdon ahead in their FA Vase defeat at Holbeach. - Credit: Archant

Huntingdon Town must find a way to stop two of the hottest shots in the United Counties League Premier Division tonight (Wednesday).

Manager Seb Hayes will warn his defenders to keep a close eye on the prolific Peterborough Northern Star strikeforce of Avelino Vieira and Phil Stebbing in an eagerly-anticipated derby clash at Jubilee Park.

Huntingdon boast the sole remaining unbeaten record in the Premier Division and that is something Hayes is desperate to preserve during what he calls a ‘crucial spell’ in their season.

Hayes, a former coach at Star, said: “We’re both up there in the top six in the table and it will be a massive game for both teams.

“We will both be desperate to get one over on each other and I’m expecting an end-to-end game full of excitement.

“I suspect both teams will go for it, but we have to make sure we nullify the Star attack as they are capable of blowing teams away at this level.

“We are very proud of our unbeaten run which includes the first 11 league games of this season and the last five of last season.

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“It is an impressive effort, even more so considering the turnover of players we have had, and we really want it to continue.”

Town then travel to Desborough on Saturday before facing another mouth-watering derby date next Wednesday (December 3) when welcoming third-placed Yaxley to Jubilee Park.

Striker Charley Sanders has been training with Huntingdon following the cancellation of his contract at Conference North side Boston United, but Hayes does not expect him to become a Town player due to stacks of interest from clubs at higher levels.

Huntingdon’s FA Vase run ended at Holbeach on Saturday, losing 3-2.