Olney Town 1 Huntingdon Town 2
HUNTINGDON made it back to back league wins for the first time this season and took their unbeaten league run under new manager Martyn Ray to three games. Ray s men battled back from a goal down at the break to bring home all three points with a stirring
HUNTINGDON made it back to back league wins for the first time this season and took their unbeaten league run under new manager Martyn Ray to three games.
Ray's men battled back from a goal down at the break to bring home all three points with a stirring second half comeback. Ray commented: "We were worth the points; the lads have the bit between their teeth and can give anyone a game with this type of performance"
The home side spent most of the game on the back foot as Huntingdon applied continuous pressure from mid-field. Ian Dawkes had two good chances in the first half, and Gary Marheineke missed a chance to give the visitors the lead. Lee Bassett had the ball in the net only to be pulled back for off-side before the home side broke away to take a shock 40th minute lead. Slack defending allowed Pete Latham to steal in at the far post and tap home.
Ray's men approached the second half as they had the first, by taking the game to Olney. They got their reward in the 50th minute when an official spotted an infringement in the area on Dawkes and award a penalty, with Bassett stepping up to score.
With the visitors' defence being well marshalled by Lee Booker and Bradley Chapman, Huntingdon never looked like conceding again, but clear chances at the other end were few and far between.
The match looked as though it would peter out to a draw, but in the final minute Darren Ray found room to cross to Bassett. Bassett, who had put the home defence in "allsorts" of trouble for most of the match, pulled the ball back to player of the day Paul Nevill who calmly picked his spot.