NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Super midweek success followed by disappointing Saturday defeat for Huntingdon Town

Midfielder Ben Panting scored for Huntingdon Town in their defeat to Harrowby. Picture: J BIGGS PHOT

Midfielder Ben Panting scored for Huntingdon Town in their defeat to Harrowby. Picture: J BIGGS PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

Delight was followed by disappointment for Huntingdon Town during a run of two United Counties League Division One home games in the space of four days.

The elation was provided by a dramatic 2-1 success against Potton at Jubilee Park last Wednesday, but it was replaced by frustration when Jimmy Brattan’s side slipped up by the same scoreline against Harrowby yesterday.

Jamie Waterworth was closest to a breakthrough in a goalless first half against Potton when seeing a header clip the crossbar.

Town eventually hit the front early in the second period when Corey Kingston punished a defensive mistake and finished well.

Their lead was wiped out with five minutes to go, but Huntingdon responded superbly as Connor Clarke struck a winner.

Town had nothing to celebrate last Saturday when Harrowby departed in possession of the points.

Brattan was unhappy with the standard of his side’s display and also aggrieved at three major decisions.

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He felt the visiting side’s opener did not cross the line and the goal that restored their advantage was offside.

Ben Panting levelled for Huntingdon in between those two moments of controversy and another major talking point denied Town another equaliser.

Richard Baines struck late on only to see his effort ruled out for offside.

“It was an important and impressive result against Potton,” said Brattan. “But it was a shame we couldn’t follow it up against Harrowby.

“Our inconsistency is something we need to address, but that said I felt both of their goals very questionable and we had one perfectly good effort ruled out for offside ourselves.

“They were a poor but unfortunately we made them look like title winners.”

Huntingdon go to Bourne this Saturday in their final 2017 fixture.