NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Town boss ‘not getting carried away’ despite crushing win

Corey Kingston scoring a penalty for Huntingdon Town in their win against Holwell Sports on Saturday

Corey Kingston scoring a penalty for Huntingdon Town in their win against Holwell Sports on Saturday. Picture: DAVE BIGGER - Credit: Archant

Huntingdon Town boss Jimmy Brattan insists he won’t get carried away by a high-scoring success last Saturday.

A first-half goal blitz laid the foundations for a 6-2 victory against Holwell Sports in a United Counties League Division One clash at Jubilee Park.

It was the first triumph of Brattan’s second reign as chief and he said: “The progress we have made in a short space of time is very pleasing.

“To go from a heavy home defeat against Long Buckby to a good draw at Bourne and now this win shows we’re moving forward.

“The lads are starting to buy into the style of football I want them to play, but we can’t make the mistake of getting carried away by a couple of good results.

“We still have a lot of hard work ahead to get to the level I want us to be playing at week in, week out. The key thing is taking points off teams around us in the table.”

Jamie Waterworth, who Brattan has tempted back to Town from local side AFC Barley Mow, marked his return with a terrific early opener from 25 yards.

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Glenn Spearink and Matt Wright also found the net in a sizzling opening 15 minutes before Wright struck again on the half-hour mark.

Corey Kingston then tucked away a penalty just before half-time to register the first goal of his second Town spell.

Visitors Howell hit back with two goals midway through the second period before a second Waterworth effort sealed the points.

Brattan added: “Jamie is a local lad who should definitely be playing at this level – and that’s why I brought him back to the club.

“He adds height, pace and power to our attacking line-up and to see him straight back among the goals was really good.

“We’re still looking to add a bit more depth to the squad and hopefully that will happen in the near future with a couple more seven-day approaches having been made.”

Town climbed one place to 17th in the Division One standings and now face one of the three teams currently below them this Saturday. They travel to Leicester side St Andrews, who are yet to record a league win this season.