Huntingdon impress boss Young
UCL Division OneHuntingdon Town 1 Daventry Town 1A POWER failure at Jubilee Park during the Huntingdonshire U16 cup final last week meant this game was played at St Ives. A blown fuse was to blame for disappointing the 150 spectators at the youth final
UCL Division One
Huntingdon Town 1 Daventry Town 1
A POWER failure at Jubilee Park during the Huntingdonshire U16 cup final last week meant this game was played at St Ives.
A blown fuse was to blame for disappointing the 150 spectators at the youth final on Wednesday night but Huntingdon boss Darren Young did not need to blow any fuses as his side put in a fine display.
The late change of venue had little effect on the home side's form as they took the game to their high-flying opponents and Young was full of praise for the way his side handled champions Daventry.
"We had chances late in the game," he said. "But the result was probably fair - we competed in all areas with the champions and at times had them at full stretch."
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Young gave a debut to 16-year-old Joe Furness who turned in a tremendous display, particularly in the first half which the visitors just about shaded.
James Edwards had a couple of half chances and Eddie Mills had two of his customary long-range efforts shave the bar but Town were more than happy to be all square at the break.
The home side suffered a severe setback after only three minutes of the second half when Tom Berwick's 27th goal of the season put Daventry in front. His looping header evaded the outstretched hands of Craig Patterson to find its way into the net.
Patterson was called on again to make two outstanding saves and Darren Ray hacked clear but it was the home side that began to exert control.
Ricky Dear was unlucky to see his shot climb over the bar and justice was done on 73 minutes when Chris Caswell netted the equaliser.
Young had made changes and sent on Nicky Young with an immediate result - robbing the defender Young broke away and sent over a telling cross that found Chris Caswell with his back to goal. The inventive Caswell surprised the defence with a deft back-heel that nestled neatly in the back of the net.
Throwing caution to the wind Town went looking for a memorable win and George Kelly almost obliged just before the final whistle but failed to connect when clean through.
+ An electrician was due at Jubilee Park on Wednesday to fix the floodlights and showers, which should be back in action for Town's final game of the season against Bugbrooke St Michaels on April 19.