LOCAL FOOTBALL: First-team boss insists the title is not in the bag just yet, but a championship double is on the cards for Huntingdon United sides

Dennis Squires scores in his farewell appearance for Huntingdon United Reserves against Marchester U

Dennis Squires scores in his farewell appearance for Huntingdon United Reserves against Marchester United. - Credit: Archant

Huntingdon United boss Lee Milton refuses to believe that the Cambs League Division 1B title is in the bag – despite a top-of-the-table triumph last Saturday carrying his unbeaten side 10 points clear at the summit.

Connor Gordon on the ball for Huntingdon United Reserves in their win against Marchester United.

Connor Gordon on the ball for Huntingdon United Reserves in their win against Marchester United. - Credit: Archant

United turned an interval deficit into a 3-1 success at a Fordham side, who kicked-off in second spot, thanks to goals from Carl Foreman, Aaron Petty and Dom Everett.

But Milton reckons his men still need to win at least half of their remaining eight games to clinch the championship crown.

Milton said; “The boys showed terrific character to recover from being behind at the break.

“They have been fantastic all season and pulled out a big 45 minutes when we really needed it in a big game.

Incoming . . . That's Ben Heath of Huntingdon United Reserves against Marchester United.

Incoming . . . That's Ben Heath of Huntingdon United Reserves against Marchester United. - Credit: Archant


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“The win leaves us in a strong position, but we still have plenty of work to do. I believe we will need to win four more games to be sure of the title, and that’s now the target.”

United look to have good opportunities to collect two of those required successes when going to Swavesey Institute this Saturday, and St Ives Rangers on February 25. A clash with new second-placed side, March Town Reserves, follows in early March.

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Huntingdon United could be celebrating a title double at the end of the season.

Their new reserve side climbed to the top of Division 5B following a 4-0 success against Marchester United last Saturday.

Dennis Squires hit a farewell brace following a prolific spell with the side during a break in the UK from his job as a football coach in America.

Josh Dawson and Jake Watling also found the net for Danny Smith’s side.

* A hat-trick from Ben Hall helped carry Fenstanton further clear of Division 1B relegation danger as they made hard work of shaking off bottom side Manea 4-3.

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