Saturday, 17 December 2016

Goals galore at the Dog and Duck

Saturday 17 December 2016, Wellingborough Town 5 Huntingdon Town 3 - United Counties Premier League, Dog & Duck Ground

Watched a few games in this league this season and this looked to be a much lower standard than previous games - Huntingdon are bottom of the league and seem to have not only a very young team but also have one of the shortest back fours in the league.

Home team soon got in front and continued to add goals at regular intervals - but Huntingdon did have chances but could not find the back of the net, no surprise in the second half that the home team got 4-1 ahead. But the young opponents never let their heads drop and suddenly they found the net and we found ourselves at 5-3.

The visitors kept pressing but could not find a fourth goal and in the last minute had their number 9 sent off- no one seemed to know why! So after a poor start, I ended up witnessing  a great game.

The ground is OK for UCL standard but a bit basic for their fellow tenants,  Rushden who play at a higher level.

Cracking 'old school; stand on one side in club colours with the seats at a high elevation giving a good view, two covered terraces at the ground. Simple but new clubhouse and a great tea and burger stand.

Just like Dundee, their town neighbours ( who play in the division below) are very close with Wellingborough Whitworths ground just sitting behind the main stand.

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