Mixed bag of results for our sides

Huntingdon close in on fourth, Ives held at home while Goddy beaten by promoted sides

A WIN from their final game at home against Bugbrooke on Saturday will secure Huntingdon Town fourth spot in UCL Division One.

It would cap a remarkable turnaround in fortunes for the Jubilee Park outfit since Ricky Marheineke took over the managerial reigns in February.

Huntingdon were languishing in second bottom but extended their unbeaten league run to 11 games on Easter Monday with a 2-1 home defeat of Bourne Town.

Goals from Charlie Bowen after 26 minutes and Dan Drane after 44 put Huntingdon in control at the interval.

Bourne replied with an Alec Robinson goal two minutes past the hour mark.

That followed on from a 1-1 draw against Burton Park Wanderers on Saturday - but they had to play their get out of jail free card.

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Burton seemed set for revenge for their 4-0 home defeat by Town last month, thanks to a Curtis Taylor-Jacob goal ten minutes before half time.

But Drane rescued Huntingdon with a leveller in the last minute.

In the UCL Premier, mid-table St Ives Town have one fixture remaining at home against Sleaford on Saturday.

They warmed up for their Easter Monday match at champions St Neots Town by snatching a late leveller to draw 1-1 at Blackstones on Saturday.

David Burton-Jones gave Stones the lead after 23 minutes, but Chris Hugill’s reply two minutes from time earned the visitors a share of the spoils.

Last Tuesday, two late set piece goals gave Cogenhoe United a surprise 2-1 success at Westwood Road, as St Ives suffered only their second home defeat since August.

Barry Albone set up Scott Fielding for a 21st minute home opener, and St Ives led at the break after Alfie Taylor missed a great chance to equalise late in the half.

St Ives bossed most of the second half but failed to make the most of their chances.

A brilliant Niall Conroy-Owen save from Taylor after 77 minutes kept St Ives in front, but three minutes later Lewis Leslie’s 25 yard free-kick squared the match.

A Matt Gearing penalty three minutes into added time gave Cogenhoe the win.

In Ridgeons League Division One, mid-table Godmanchester Rovers suffered back-to-back defeats against promotion-winning sides over the weekend.

First was a 2-0 defeat against Diss Town at Bearscroft Lane on Saturday, before they were edged out 1-0 at Whitton United on Easter Monday.

One game remains this season for David Hurst’s side - their return league fixture at Diss on Saturday.