Young’s battlers up to third spot
UCL Division One Huntingdon Town 2 Rothwell Corinthians 0 MORE than the usual number of spectators turned up for Town s game at Jubilee Park and they witnessed a good match, played in the right spirit, by two committed teams. The match referee and his ass
UCL Division One
Huntingdon Town 2 Rothwell Corinthians 0
MORE than the usual number of spectators turned up for Town's game at Jubilee Park and they witnessed a good match, played in the right spirit, by two committed teams.
The match referee and his assistants had good games and helped the match flow in the right vein.
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Town manager Darren Young made five changes to the team with two players returning from injury, including Lewis Hill, who was back after an 18-month lay-off.
Young made sure his team took the field with the right attitude against a team well placed in the league.
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The home side dominated the first 35 minutes and chances went begging early on as the Rothwell keeper was put to the test.
The opening goal game on 25 minutes, it was that man Hill, eager to make up for the 18 months on the sidelines, who climbed highest to head past the visiting keeper.
Town still dominated, giving Rothwell no time on the ball and it was little surprise that they went two up less than 10 minutes later.
Huntingdon hot shot Chris Caswell scored his sixth goal in five games as he latched on to a ball in the penalty box to fire home.
Town then eased off for the remainder of the half and went in with the two-goal advantage.
The Corinthians came out in the second half with much more purpose and allowed Young's men far less opportunity to dominate the game.
Both defences dominated the respective forward lines and chances became few with Huntingdon happy to hold on to their two goal lead.
Home keeper Chris Benton was called upon to make an outstanding save whilst at the other end two good saves denied Town further success as Hill and Eddie Mills missed the chance to increase the hosts' lead.
Manager Young said: "I'm very pleased with the team's attitude and commitment - we dominated the first half and never gave them a look in during the second period.
"We are up to third in the league and playing good stuff, there's no reason to not believe that we can move higher.