Drayton dumped by buoyant Town
HUCKNALL Town overcame a difficult start to eventually overwhelm Market Drayton Town and secure their first win since October 6.
With debutants Emeka Nwadike and Karl Demidh taking their place in the starting line-up the visitors had a fresh look about them, but they were to get off the to worst possible start as Rob Stevenson fired the home team in front just two minutes in.
Hucknall levelled seven minutes later through Ilkeston loanee Alex Ford, but within moments Market Drayton were back in front as Kyle Blake restored the home side’s lead.
That prompted a change in formation from Hucknall and it paid dividends, although their eventual fightback didn’t commence until the start of the second-half.
Warren Hatfield levelled things up five minutes into the second period, before Tristram Whitman fired in his first goal since returning to the club to put Hucknall in front on the hour.
The hosts then suffered a huge setback with two of their players receiving red cards.
First, Danny Ting was sent for an early bath having accrued two yellow cards, then goalkeeper Connor Wearing was also dismissed when he rushed out of his goal and brought down a visiting attacker to be shown a straight red.
But Hucknall had been dominant up to that point and the red cards merely strengthened their hold on the game, which became inpenetrable 15 minutes from time when Alton Rennalls hit the Yellows’ fourth — also his first goal for the club — and the three points were sealed.
The victory moved Hucknall to within five points of second-bottom side Romulus, although the West Midlands side have two games in hand on the Yellows.
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