|Bridlington Town||2-1||Barton Town|
|McFadyen 7, 62||Att: 295||Peat 68 pen|
Barton Town lost out in a narrow 2-1 defeat at Bridlington Town. A brace from Joe McFadyen sealed the win for the Seasiders with Nathan Peat scoring a penalty to get Barton back into the game.
|1||Charlie Dixon ⭐|
|4||Nathan Peat ⚽|
|5||Chaz Fisher (c) 🟡|
|6||Kieran Mortimer 🟡|
|10||Ryan Caulfield 🔻Plummer 70|
|11||Ben Hinchliffe 🔻Salter 75|
|15||Kian Salter 🔺Hinchliffe 75|
|17||Matt Plummer 🔺Caulfield 70|
Chaz Fisher returned to the side in place of suspended Taron Hare. Josh Batty was still suspended and Matt Plummer made a return from a calf injury.
Five minutes in the Swans had the first chance of the game. The ball fell nicely for Ben Hinchliffe to take a shot, but it was saved by James Hitchcock and out for a corner. Barton were made to pay for missing this chance as Bridlington took the lead moments later.
An initial shot was saved before McFadyen, a former Swan himself, slotted home to give Bridlington a deserved lead.
Bridlington were on top for most of the game, with Barton holding strong to deny any further goals. Charlie Dixon was in top form to keep the scoreline down.
On 43 minutes the Swans had the perfect chance to equalize as Luke Anderson was in on goal. His shot went just over the bar after being played in by Grant Tait.
After the break the Swans came out stronger, and were a lot more attacking, but just couldn’t find the breakthrough. However our failure to score was our downfall as Bridlington went two up. A ball was crossed in and McFadyen was there to head home at the back post.
However the second goal seemed to kick Barton in to gear, we had a good spell of pressure and won a penalty for good measure. Nathan Peat stepped up and smashed it in.
Matt Plummer was given 20 minutes at the end as he returned from injury, and Kian Salter from our reserves side got 15 minutes also.
Barton had two more golden chances to score as Josh Lacey smashed his effort just over from 25 yards out. Plummer also nearly brought us level as his header was cleared off the line. Some argued that the ball went over the line but the referee waved play on.
The last 20 minutes saw Dixon pull off save after save, denying Bridlington from scoring any more. Former Swan Tom Waudby was in on goal twice, first he took the ball around Dixon, and had it not been for Scott Matthews’ goal-line clearance, it would have been three. The second time Dixon learned his lesson and stood tall, saving Waudby’s effort.
Barton fought for a draw but couldn’t get one, and Bridlington could have won by more if they had their shooting boots on and Dixon didn’t pull off some quality saves.