Huntingdon Town will surely be happy to see the back of 2015

Goalmouth action from Huntingdon's 6-1 defeat against Wisbech on Bank Holiday Monday. Picture: DUNCA

Goalmouth action from Huntingdon's 6-1 defeat against Wisbech on Bank Holiday Monday. Picture: DUNCAN LAMONT - Credit: Archant

There was a miserable end to a torrid year for Huntingdon Town on Bank Holiday Monday.

The rock-bottom side were beaten 6-1 by Wisbech Town at Jubilee Park in their final United Counties League Premier Division of 2015.

The Fenmen were one of only two teams Huntingdon had beaten in a league game in the current campaign, but any hopes of a double were soon destroyed.

They found themselves four goals and a man down before the break with Jake Waterworth receiving his marching orders for a challenge which denied a goalscoring opportunity in the 35th minute.

The latest loss left Town eight points adrift at the bottom of the standings and nine points from safety.

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There was at least the consolation of seeing a four-match run without a goal ended as Aaron Petty struck early in the second half. It was the club’s first goal since the same player had struck in a November defeat to Boston Town.

This was a 49th reverse in all out of 57 competitive matches during what has proved to be an annus horribilis for Town. They won only five games and drew the other three.

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One of those victories were picked up last January before the resignation of Seb Hayes as manager. His successor, Ian Edge, managed only one further win during his eight-month reign.

That arrived in Edge’s first game in charge against Northampton side Sileby Rangers.

Current boss Scott Witherall has overseen both Premier Division triumphs in the current campaign - away at Wisbech and at home to fellow strugglers Wellingborough Town. Huntingdon are also still in the Hinchingbrooke Cup after beating lower-level Wisbech St Mary.

They start 2016 by entertaining Sleaford this Saturday.

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