NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Jamie Waterworth the late hero as 10-man Huntingdon advance
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Jamie Waterworth hit a last-gasp winner as 10-man Huntingdon made United Counties League KO Cup progress yesterday.
Waterworth, who has recently returned to Town from local side AFC Barley Mow, delivered a stunning individual strike in the dying moments to earn a 3-2 triumph against Bugbrooke at Jubilee Park.
Town had earlier opened up a two-goal advantage courtesy of Ben Colmer and Luke Young, but they were pegged back by their lower-level visitors before having skipper Michael Chow dismissed for collecting a second caution with a quarter-of-an-hour to go.
But Waterworth ensured Town could celebrate and boss Bob Warby could breathe a sigh of relief.
He admitted: “We could easily have thrown in the towel after surrendering a two-goal lead to a team playing route one football.
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“That was compounded by my mistake of not substituting my captain after he was booked even though I had a replacement stripped and ready to go on.
“We had to dig really deep with 10 men and we produced that little something special that my lads have the ability to do.
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“It was a great run and calm finish from Jamie, and it certainly left one relieved gaffer in the dug out!”
Huntingdon’s reward is another home tie against another Division One side – Whittlesey Athletic – in the next round.