Town stage comeback
Division One Burton Park Wanderers 2 Huntingdon Town 3 TOWN staged a remarkable comeback in their final game of the season on Saturday, lifting themselves up two places in the league to finish 12th overall. Burton scored twice in the first half to go in
Burton Park Wanderers 2 Huntingdon Town 3
TOWN staged a remarkable comeback in their final game of the season on Saturday, lifting themselves up two places in the league to finish 12th overall.
Burton scored twice in the first half to go into the break firmly in the ascendency and looking set for only their fourth win of the season.
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But after firm words from outgoing manager Gary Ling, Huntingdon came out a different team in the second half.
Paul Nevill pulled one back after 54 minutes to begin the comeback, before Lee Milton secured the equaliser eight minutes later with his first senior goal.
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Huntingdon went in search of a winner, and it came with six minutes remaining.
Nevill was again the scorer as he fired home from outside the area to finish Huntingdon's season with a well-deserved win.
"We were sloppy in the first half," said general manager Mick Hunt. "But the second half was the best 45 minutes of football we've played for a long time."
The only downside to the day was the resignation, for personal reasons, of manager Ling.
"As a team we'd like to thank Gary," said Hunt. "He worked hard to bring this young squad forward and he's succeeded in what he tried to do. His influence will be missed."
Now club chairman Hans Reif is seeking a new first team manager, and prospective applicants should contact him on 07793 486460.