|Barton Town Reserves||1-2||Nunsthorpe Tavern|
|A. Finnis 45||Unknown 70, 74|
The Swans reserves outfit played hosts to Lincs League newcomers Nunsthorpe Tavern in another pre-season game this time under the lights in front of a healthy crowd of 100+.
The game had a really good tempo to it and both sides had early chances but found both ‘keepers alert to keep the game at 0-0.
|2||Bryn Everitt 🟡|
|3||Nathan Patchett 🔻McCardle 75|
|5||Luke Kershaw (c) 🔻Forham 75|
|6||Robin Woodforth 🟡|
|7||Aaron Finnis ⚽ 🔻Goluch 55|
|8||Adam Whall 🔻Atkinson 65|
|9||Kian Salter 🔻Oliver 85|
|10||Jack Finnis 🔻Herrick 55|
|11||Harry Finnis 🔻O’Callaghan 45|
|12||Ben Herrick 🔺J.Finnis 55|
|13||Daniel Goluch 🔺A.Finnis 55|
|14||Joe Atkinson 🔺Whall 65|
|15||Brendan O’Callaghan 🔺H.Finnis 45|
|16||Jake Forham 🔺Kershaw 75|
|17||Brendan McCardle 🔺Patchett 75|
|18||Connah Oliver 🔺Salter 85|
The returning Robin Woodforth, was showing no mercy in some thunderous challenges which were equally matched from the opponents on each occasion.
Kian Salter was looking lively early on creating pockets of space in a new look forward position.
The Swans took a deserved lead in added time of the first half as Salter and big Jack Finnis combined after a good long looping pass from Dixon, Aaron Finnis strode into the box to finish into the far corner.
Barton again started very well and Jack Finnis was having huge success down the left hand side as he had the beating of his man time and time again, this brought a change for Tavern in tactics which brought a change of tempo to the game.
Barton themselves making 4 changes, within minutes of those changes a defensive error allowed Nunsthorpe to nick in and equalise…in the 70th minute. Nunsthorpe were getting on top, and capitalised soon after the equalising goal to take the lead a loose ball was tapped home by the spare man arriving later unchallenged in the box.
Barton were then unlucky not to have a penalty awarded when Goluch was bundled over but the referee waved away, he then went close, and forced the Nunsthorpe keeper into a good save.