|Barton Town||2-3||Grimsby Borough||Att|
Fairhurst 54 (Pen)
|Debnam 62 (Pen)|
Barton Town conceded two goals in injury time to lose 3-2 against Grimsby Borough at the Easy Buy Stadium.
The Swans made two changes from the win over Albion Sports the previous week. Waide Fairhurst and Jack McMenemy came in for injured duo Ellis Barkworth and Danny North, with Eddie Rogerson filling in at right back.
|2||Eddie Rogerson 🟡🔴|
|6||Matt Plummer 🟡|
|8||Jack Richardson ⭐|
|9||Jack McMenemy ⚽|
|10||Waide Fairhurst (c) ⚽|
Taron Hare had the first chance of the game seven minutes in when a free kick was floated in by Josh Baker, with Hare heading the ball just over from inside the box. Not long after the Swans were in the lead.
14 minutes in Ben Hinchliffe went up for a header, with Grimsby goalkeeper Scott Drury colliding with the striker while clearing the ball. It fell to Jack McMenemy who tapped in from close range for his second goal in as many games.
Barton had the wind in their sails and Baker was next to test Drury, with a shot from 25 yards out going just wide.
Grimsby had a perfect chance to equalize on 36 minutes when Sam Riches came out to meet the ball, before forcing the Grimsby attacker wide. He managed to get a cross in and the free header went just over.
Two more Barton chances fell to Adam Millson and Fairhurst, with both efforts going just wide as the referee blew for half time.
Ben Hinchliffe hasn’t scored this year yet, but came so close 52 minutes into the game. He hit a sweet curling effort but Drury managed to get a hand to it and parry it away in what was a man of the match performance for the Grimsby ‘keeper.
Two minutes later the Swans won a penalty after handball in the area. Up stepped Fairhurst who smashed it past Drury for his fifth goal for Barton.
Just past the hour mark Grimsby had a penalty of their own when Rogerson tripped a Grimsby attacker in the area. Jack Debnam dispatched the spot kick to pull Grimsby back into the game.
The visitors were piling the pressure on Barton in the final moments, two minutes from time the Swans were down to ten when Rogerson received a second yellow card for a deliberate handball.
Seconds later Grimsby were level. Adam Drury slotted the ball past Riches to seemingly secure a point for the visitors. However there was one final twist before the final whistle.
Substitute Lewis Bemrose slotted in a nice effort past Riches at a narrow angle to seal a win for Grimsby, who snatched victory from the hands of defeat to take the three points home with them.