Huntingdon Town 2 Irchester United 2
HUNTINDON Town manager Darren Young was pleased his Jubilee Park team grabbed their first point of the season, but left disappointed the other two points slipped away. The manager was also disappointed Huntingdon conceded two goals to hand Irchester a poi
HUNTINDON Town manager Darren Young was pleased his Jubilee Park team grabbed their first point of the season, but left disappointed the other two points slipped away.
The manager was also disappointed Huntingdon conceded two goals to hand Irchester a point.
Young told The Hunts Post: "We are still trying to get a pattern to our play, the way we dominated was encouraging but we need to convert the numerous chances that we have been making"
Town got away to a real flyer when Lee Garvie's cross evade everyone and found the back of the net after just three minutes.
Dominating much of the play, Young's men kept the Irchester keeper busy but were also guilty of wasting chances after some good build up play.
Garvie and Lee Bassett should have given Town a nice cushion before the break but it was the visitors that nicked a goal 10 minutes before half time. With no apparent danger from a cross into the Huntingdon box, the referee adjudged that a defender had been guilty of pushing an attacker and Martyn Cain gladly smashed the spot kick home.
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The second half saw Town continue to push forward with most of the action in the United final third. Nicky Young, Bassett, Ricky Marheineke and Garvie all had chances but failed to convert. At the other end Carl Mackney was often a spectator for long periods but on the hour the visitors broke away and scored.
The home side's persistence finally paid off when Marheineke snatched the equaliser with three minutes to go.
Town could have finished on a high when Young, who broke clear with a minute to go, was denied by the visiting keeper used his hands outside the area.
The referee showed him a yellow card and the resultant free kick was cleared.