Huntingdon Town’s league winning streak stretches to seven

Huntingdon Town FC v Cogenhoe

Huntingdon Town FC v Cogenhoe - Credit: Archant

It’s seven league wins out of seven for Huntingdon Town as they moved into fourth place with games in hand on the sides above them.

They saw off Cogenhoe United 1-0 on Saturday who had also made a good start, having won six out of seven.

With both teams in good form, it was hardly surprising that this was a close encounter.

The match was settled on 55 minutes when Declan Rogers curled a shot into the top corner after being fed by Luke Kennedy’s free kick.

Assistant manager Seb Hayes said: “It was a good win against a side who had scored quite a few goals, so it was good to keep a clean sheet.

“It was a tight game. Both sides missed chances in the first half. We missed a couple and they had a good chance.

“You could just see it was going to be another one of those where the first goal would decide it.

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“We said to the lads at half-time, the longer it stays at 0-0 the more it favours us, the way we have been defending.

“After going one-up they threw everything at us but we were comfortable.”

Having lost so many players from last season – 11 moved on and 10 have been signed – the focus of pre-season and the early matches has been on organising the defence.

They will need that organisation and good league form if they are to defend their league cup crown when they face Newport Pagnell in the extra preliminary round tonight (Wednesday).

“Newport are always a hard side to play,” said Hayes.

“There’s no way we are taking that for granted.

“They’re a Jekyll and Hyde side. They’re looking for consistency, and when they get it, they will turn over a lot of teams.

“The cup games are where we have not delivered this season. We lost to Great Yarmouth and were given a good hiding by Goddy.

“It’s our cup at the moment and we want to retain it.”

Town will be without suspended striker Chris Jones for tonight’s match, so Ash Stevens comes in. Meanwhile, Jacob Joyce will be back in contention for Saturday having completed his suspension.