Huntingdon United power to a first win of the season - again

Huntingdon United receive new kit from sponsor Luke Seymour (left) of See More Fitness.

Huntingdon United receive new kit from sponsor Luke Seymour (left) of See More Fitness. - Credit: Archant

Huntingdon United have picked up their first win of the season . . . and they hope this success will be allowed to stand.

The Division 1B side had actually taste victory a couple of times earlier in the campaign only for the fixtures to be awarded to their opponents by Cambs League chiefs after unwittingly fielding an ineligible player.

But everything appears to be in order with their latest 5-1 triumph against Chatteris Town Reserves last Saturday which was also a first win at the helm for current boss Lee Milton.

Leading scorer Dom Everett and Scott Rogers both struck twice with Scott Lindsay also finding the net as United leapt off the bottom of the table.

Milton said: “A performance and result like this has undoubtedly been coming.

“A few things have gone against us and a few lads were lacking a bit of confidence, but everything just clicked last Saturday.”

United have a tasty local derby clash against an in-form Alconbury side this Saturday.

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Alconbury have lost only one league game all season and booked their place in the semi-finals of the Hunts Junior Cup with a 3-2 success at Brampton Reserves last weekend thanks to goals from Saleem Jabbar, Alex Norman and Ben Taylor.

Alconbury’s reward is a semi-final date against higher-level Paxton United while another Division 1B side, Buckden, were dumped out of the county competition by Ramsey.

Jamie Darlow scored twice for Town in their 3-2 triumph. They will now host Houghton & Wyton, who overcame Peterborough side Stanground Sports 3-0 with Marc Puckering scoring twice, in the last four.

Houghton & Wyton did lose their grip on top spot in Division 2B due to their Hunts Junior Cup involvement last Saturday.

Fenstanton climbed to the summit in typical style as a feeble first-half performance was followed by a sizzling second-half display in a 5-3 triumph against Mepal.

They trailed 3-1 at the interval after being briefly put on level terms by Ben Hall, but better was to follow.

Veteran striker Ben Fuller’s quickfire brace tied the game before Hall completed the turnaround with his 14th goal of the season.

Salv Merola clinched a hard-fought victory with a cross-shot.

Offord United were another table-topping team who had to come from behind last Saturday.

The Division 3A pacesetters did briefly trail to struggling Girton United Reserves before breezing to a 5-1 success and extending their unbeaten league record.

Damian Sharp did most of the damage with a hat-trick. Chris Shelford and Stuart Johnston joined him on the scoresheet.

AFC Barley Mow didn’t even have to kick a ball to secure their latest Division 3B success. They receive a walkover as opponents Wimblington Reserves failed to raise a side. Alconbury Reserves are rapidly improving at that level. Jake MacFarlane hit the only goal at Chatteris Fen Tigers to earn a second successive victory.