Huntingdon break their duck but are unable to follow up

Huntingdon Town manager Scott Witherall.

Huntingdon Town manager Scott Witherall. - Credit: Archant

Huntingdon Town boss Scott Witherall has spoken of his delight at seeing the club’s near nine-month wait for a win ended.

Town picked up their first victory since January 24 when triumphing 1-0 at Wisbech Town in the United Counties League Premier Division last Tuesday.

Jordan Brockett struck the only goal 10 minutes into the second half at the Fenland Stadium to snap a 36-match run without success.

It was also a first triumph for Witherall, who has sparked plenty of improvement since he succeeded Ian Edge at the helm last month.

Witherall said: “The lads battled superbly to get the result at Wisbech. It meant so much to everyone to be able to put that first win on the board.

“There were plenty of chances in the game and Wisbech might feel they deserved something out of it, but I must praise them for their hospitality afterwards. There was no hint of bitterness at all.

“It’s just a shame we couldn’t follow it up with another win at Harrowby. last Saturday. That was the sort of game which, on paper at least, looked to be a lot more winnable than the one at Wisbech.”

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Huntingdon were beaten 3-0 by Grantham side Harrowby as they were affected by the absence of three key players and were guilty of gift-wrapping the opening goal.

Witherall has now set his sights on a first home success of the season when Town host Wellingborough in a basement battle tonight (7.45pm).

His men will kick-off four points adrift of their opponents at the foot of the standings, but they are boosted by the returns of goalkeeper Carl Mackney, defender Tom Stidwell and frontman Brockett after they all missed the Harrowby clash.

Witherall added: “It is a huge game – the biggest of the season so far – and one in which we really need to get a result.

“It won’t be easy though because Wellingborough have a new manager and got a win at the weekend, so their confidence will be high.

“But we have now proven we can win games and it would be great to do that on our own turf and in front of our supporters.”

Huntingdon then travel to Peterborough Northern Star this Saturday.