Young rings the changes and players respomd

UCL Division One Rushden & Higham United 0 Huntingdon Town 3 HUNTINGDON produced their most impressive display for some time and it came only seven days after manager Darren Young had been scathing in his comments about his team after their mediocre perf

UCL Division One

Rushden & Higham United 0 Huntingdon Town 3

HUNTINGDON produced their most impressive display for some time and it came only seven days after manager Darren Young had been scathing in his comments about his team after their mediocre performance against Whitworths.

It took less than two minutes to shake off the blues of last week's debacle as Nicki Young cut in to score the opener.


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Young had made changes, pushing Eddie Mills and Adam Taylor into the midfield area to give the side more bite and accommodated his namesake wide on the left.

Town continued to dominate throughout the first period and the hosts could muster no clear chances against a visiting defence well marshalled by the reliable Mark Hackett.

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The visitors had chances to increase the lead through James Edwards and Chris Caswell but the final touch was missing.

Just as it began to look like a 1-0 half-time score, hot-shot Caswell gave the score a more realistic look when he slid home the second on 38 minutes.

After a well-worked five-man move, Young sent a defence-splitting pass through to Caswell who made no mistake in picking his spot.

Rushden approached the second half with more purpose than they had the first but it took Huntingdon only seven minutes to silence the home guns when they notched number three.

Adam Taylor was 20 yards out with his back to goal when he received a pass. He turned, leaving his marker for dead, and slammed an unstoppable drive into the roof of the net.

Three-up was no more than Town's play had warranted and further chances were made. Edwards had two good chances to add to the tally and Caswell and Young had opportunities but Town settled for three goals that keeps them third in the league.

Boss Young said: "The team changes worked a treat. Eddie Mills was outstanding in the middle of the park for the whole 90 minutes. I asked everyone to stand up and be counted and they all did."

* Huntingdon go to Fletton in the Hunts Senior Cup on Saturday.

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