Huntingdon stretch their unbeaten run to five games
Northampton ON Chenecks 1 Huntingdon Town 3 HUNTINGDON Town Football Club continued their revitalised season at the weekend by extending their unbeaten run to five games. The latest victory was played out at the Billing Road ground of ON Chenecks. Manage
Northampton ON Chenecks 1 Huntingdon Town 3
HUNTINGDON Town Football Club continued their revitalised season at the weekend by extending their unbeaten run to five games.
The latest victory was played out at the Billing Road ground of ON Chenecks.
Manager Martyn Ray, the man brought in to turn around Huntingdon's results, said he was delighted with the team's efforts.
"We deserved our success it was earned through hard work but we still have a way to go before we can put right the bad start to the season," he told The Hunts Post.
Ray added that the next few games will provide a stern test for his revitalised team, but he believes they have the ability to continue climbing the league - the team has picked up 11 points out of the last 15.
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"There's an awful lot of football to be played before the silverware is dished out," he said.
After an unimpressive opening by both teams it was Lee Bassett who sorted things out for Huntingdon when he got on the end of an Ian Dawkes knock down to slip the ball beyond the keeper.
The lead lasted less than five minutes as Chenecks hit back. Bradley Chapman did his keeper no favours when he knocked the ball past him and into his own net to square things at 1-1.
Ray's men continued to increase the pressure and had chances to regain the lead before they eventually snatched back the advantage on 30 minutes. It was Bassett again who scored when he made a yard of space in the box, controlled the ball and coolly slid it past the keeper in a flash.
The half ended with Town in control and well worth their half time lead.
The second half saw more of the same from Huntingdon who will look back and wonder how they failed to register six or seven goals, such was their dominance.
But they did add another to their tally when Simon Wareing netted the goal of the game. Wareing picked the ball up near his own area and broke clear. He exchanged passes with Dawkes before deftly placing the ball past the home keeper.
Town visit Rushden and Higham on Saturday, kick off 3pm.