|Barton Town||1-2||Scunthorpe United||Att|
|Disley, 47||Silva, 31 Wilson, 40||127|
Barton Town lost our 2-1 to Scunthorpe United’s Under 18’s side in our final pre-season friendly before the start of the season.
Raynner Silva and Cameron Wilson scored in the first half to give the Iron a two goal lead at the break before Craig Disley halved the deficit in the second half but Scunthorpe hung on.
A familiar face was between the sticks for Scunthorpe as former Swan Tom Collins was in goal for the Iron. He had a good game and pulled off some brilliant saves in the second half.
The game was cagey to begin with, with both Barton and Scunthorpe fighting for dominance and finding their rhythm. Just as Barton were hitting their stride, Scunthorpe hit on the counter attack. Their forward came surging into the area only to be brought down by Tom Sawyer in the penalty area.
Raynner Silva stepped up and slotted the ball to his left, sending Swans ‘keeper Michael Phillips the wrong way and giving Scunthorpe the lead.
Barton had their chances to level, but it was the Iron who scored next. A nice run into space from Cameron Wilson saw him shoot low past Phillips and into the bottom left corner to make it 2-0 Scunthorpe.
Barton were almost three down and had it not been for Phillips pulling off a brilliant point blank save to tip the ball onto the bar, the night could have been so much worse for Barton.
Ben Hinchliffe came off after around half an hour having taken a slight knock. Tom Waudby replaced him and changed the complexion of the game for Barton.
The Swans had a golden chance when former Scunthorpe Academy player Joe Busby crossed and met the head of Craig Disley. His header went just wide. Tom Waudby and Reece Moody both had shots which went just wide of the Scunthorpe goal. Barton were fighting but couldn’t find the back of the net.
In the second half Barton hit back almost instantly. Around two minutes into the half Will Waudby put in a brilliant cross, brother Tom tapped it back across goal before Disley was on hand to slot the ball past Collins and put Barton back in the game.
Barton grew into the game and were the better side in the second half. Tom Waudby hit the post and Reece Moody missed a golden chance to level the game for the Swans. Mitch Langton also forced a brilliant save out of Collins as the score remained 2-1 to the visitors.
Swans Squad: Phillips, Busby, W. Waudby, Knaggs, Tarbotton, Morfoot, Sawyer, Disley, Moody, Hinchliffe, Langton, Winn, Steel, T. Waudby, Young, Rogerson, Goddard