Young Hard Working Reserves side lose out to Hornsea3rd December 2019
|Hornsea Town||4-1||Barton Town|
After a three week absence due to county cups and bad weather, the Reserves returned to league action on Saturday when travelling to Hornsea. With a very young, promising side out that unfortunately fell to a eighth defeat leaving them bottom with two games in hand on those above.
In a huge shake up the reserves gave debuts to George Short, who stepped in to cover regular keepers Sam Wood & Michael Phillips who were missing, Harry Peacock and Joe Kirk. Whilst boosted up top with the return of summer recruit Michael Broom.
|2||Thomas Dixon ⚽ 🔻Graham 77|
|5||Clay Bryant (c)|
|7||Harry Peacock 🔻Kirk 45|
|10||Michael Broom 🔻Goluch 72|
|12||Joe Kirk 🔺Peacock 45|
|14||Daniel Goluch 🔺Broom 72|
|16||Liam Graham 🔺Dixon 77|
On a very narrow 3G surface the opening 15 minutes was largely an even affair , with Short making a fine save to deny Yorke and Salter going close for the Swans.
But as things are often the way this season the Swans conceded after a spell of pressure when Rudd capitalised on a loss of possession the give the hosts a lead.
That lead was short lived as the Swans equalised in strange circumstances as Tad Dixon’s Long throw looked to be avoiding all in the box and heading in (which would have resulted in a goal kick) the keeper kicked the ball of the post and into his own net.
Barton were then again punished just minutes after the equaliser with Sam Burton finishing well after Barton were again punished for a mistake to go 2-1 down.
The young Reserves side continued to battle and unfortunately through a bit of brilliance Rudd got his second just before the break to send in Hornsea 3-1 up.
Barton introduced Kirk replacing fellow debutant Peacock and a shift in the balance of the side. Clay Bryant skipper for the day rallying his men.
Barton put the Hornsea goal under some sustained pressure for a small period in which they remained resolute to the task at hand.
The second half a much more improved performance from the Swans , but after another loss of the ball in the middle, Hornsea made it 4-1 in the 80th minute to clinch the points.
Manager Liam Graham said: ”We were second best again today, Hornsea just had that little bit more hunger, desire and will to win than we did. We had a game plan to try and get something here today and just didn’t stick to it when coming under pressure. But given the circumstances and the amount of youth out there for us today. We will take what positives we saw build on them and try and rectify the errors which cost us today. We have to pick our selves up, dust down and move into next week with a fresh attitude.“