Barton Town’s FA Cup adventure ended on Saturday at the hands of Quorn FC in a 2-0 defeat at the Farley Way Stadium.
The Swans had over 20 chances to score, but couldn’t take one as Quorn punished the Swans and scored two well taken goals, one in each half.
|3||Robbie Start 🔻Millson 32|
|5||Taron Hare (c)|
|10||Josh Batty 🔻Disley 75|
|11||Ben Hinchliffe 🔻Caulfield 88|
|12||Craig Disley 🔺Batty 75|
|14||Adam Millson 🔺Start 32|
|15||Ryan Caulfield 🔺Hinchliffe 88|
In the opening two minutes the Swans had as many chances. Josh Batty saw his effort saved by the goalkeeper before Ben Hinchliffe fired a shot just over from just inside the area.
Quorn were limited to chances in the first half but almost took the lead in a frenetic opening to the game. Four minutes in and a vicious volley is well saved by Charlie Dixon.
Then on eight minutes Grant Tait had to clear the ball off the line to prevent Quorn breaking the deadlock. The Swans midfielder cleared any danger and Barton were let off.
Ten minutes in and Batty was fouled in the area, the Swans winning a penalty. The striker took the spot kick with a nice shot to his right, but the ‘keeper pulled off a brilliant save to deny Barton.
Three more Barton chances came as Batty, Anderson and Tait all tried their luck, but either couldn;t hit the target, or found Quorn’s ‘keeper in magnificent form to deny the Swans.
20 minutes in the Swans were punished for not taking their chances as Quorn took the lead with a nice finish from Leke Shodunke to give the hosts the lead, arguably against the run of play.
Play was stopped for ten minutes after an injury to Robbie Start. He went to head the ball and as a defender cleared it he’s kicked Robbie in the head. He suffered a concussion but was okay after a CT scan.
We had a few more chances through Anderson and Batty but couldn’t find that equalizing goal to go in one behind at the break.
A few half chances for Barton but this half saw Quorn come out stronger, and they doubled their lead on the hour mark with a well taken shot into the bottom corner from Stephen Hart.
The Swans’ cup hopes were dashed, and managed one more real chance with Scott Matthews heading agonisingly wide from a cross with just minutes left.
For the tenth time in 12 FA Cup campaigns, the Swans were knocked out in the Preliminary Round. Quorn took their chances and their goalkeeper received man of the match in a brilliant display.