It's a win for Buntingford
PUBLISHED: 15:36 19 February 2007 | UPDATED: 14:59 12 May 2010
Hinton 2 Buntingford Town 3 TOWN continued their push for the Herts County League title with a comfortable win at Hinton. The final scoreline suggests a closely fought game but this was largely another very impressive performance from Town in a game that
Hinton 2 Buntingford Town 3
TOWN continued their push for the Herts County League title with a comfortable win at Hinton.
The final scoreline suggests a closely fought game but this was largely another very impressive performance from Town in a game that only lacked composure in front of goal from the many chances created.
Still unbeaten this year the visitors started this game superbly and took the lead within two minutes of kick-off.
The ball worked its way to the left side where Luke Robins had a little time to send in a cross that eluded the home keeper and dropped into he far corner.
Before the game had real time to settle down the home side had equalised within two minutes when a long hopeful ball looked ineffective, but with both centre halves Jamie Babbage and Duncan Easley mis-timing the flight of the ball a forward was able to run on goal and clip over the advancing Damion Williamson.
This goal shook Town up and they were defend stoutly against a Hinton side looking confident in possession of the ball but without creating any clear chances to test Williamson.
During the later stages of the half Town inserted some good pressure on the home area but lacked some quality with a number of final balls to create the clear openings their approach play deserved.
The second half was really a Town onslaught on the Hinton penalty area for long spells they really played the game at a fast but controlled tempo that the home side struggled to contend with and Town created good chances at regular intervals.
After a number of visiting corners and free kicks around the box the visitors finally regained the lead on the hour mark when Liam Beaumont's wicked corner was not cleared and Chris Hardy drilled a 16 yard shot under the keeper.
Paul Attfield then introduced 16-year-old Ricky Young for his first league outing and he began to cause havoc instantly with his enthusiasm and work rate.
Young's first touch from Mark Smith's though ball sent him clear but he shot wide of the advancing keeper and the near post and moments later Young headed a Robin's free kick inches wide.
Liam Beaumont's through ball found a well timed run from Robins but his effort was scrambled away from the line with Mark Wright inches from converting before the deserved and important third goal arrived just on the ninety minute mark.
Young ran into the box with some excellent control and trickery and despite the best intentions of the last defender to bring him down Young was able to square from Mark Wright to convert from six yards.
The home side reduced the deficit again within two minutes with Town guilty of some real complacent play when a simple run and cross from the right was converted at the near post but it was too little too late.