Lenihan: Huntingdon confidence high after Potton win
A COMPOSED and confident win over Potton United left Town manager Al Lenihan in no doubt about what his charges could achieve this season.
UCL Division One
Huntingdon Town 2
Potton United 0
A COMPOSED and confident win over Potton United has left Town manager Al Lenihan in no doubt about what his charges could achieve this season.
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Town briefly went top of the UCL Division One, and Lenihan said that if his team could repeat their Friday night form they would be in contention come the end of the season.
“To have a full 16-player squad firing on all cylinders, there is no reason not to believe we can be in the shake-up come the end of the season, said Lenihan, who praised the work of coaches Paul Swannell and Pat O’Keeffe.
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“The coaches have instilled the right attitude and got them playing for each other – it makes the manager’s job easy with performances like the one on Friday.
“Confidence is high right across the park and I can’t fault any of the players,” he added.
Lenihan added that the Friday night scheduling of the match had attracted nearly double the usual crowd.
“We had a good crowd, but I was hoping for a turn out of 150-plus. If we continue playing in this style I’m sure the gate numbers will rise.”
Visitors Potton were swamped by the vibrant Town display and without the heroics of custodian Aaron Loney the score could have been doubled.
Loney pulled off a string of saves before Adam Lacey fired home Town’s first on 37 minutes and he was beaten again in the 54th minute when Dan Drage fired home.
There was no let-up for the overworked Potton defence and two more top-class saves by Loney from Mark Ling and Ryan Asher-Powell saved the visitors from further embarrassment.