|Barton Town||2-1||Bottesford Town|
|Hinchliffe 23, 80||Att: 298||Siddall 60|
A brace from Ben Hinchliffe was enough to see off local rivals Bottesford Town in a 2-1 win at the Easy Buy Stadium.
The Swans striker gave Barton the lead midway through the first half but Bottesford were always looking dangerous. They equalized on the hour mark through Jack Siddall but Hinchliffe struck again ten minutes from time to seal the win in front of a crowd of 298.
|2||Josh Lacey 🟡|
|4||Matt Plummer 🟡|
|5||Taron Hare (c)|
|6||Nathan Peat ⭐|
|7||Jack Varley 🟡|
|9||Josh Batty 🔻Start 90|
|10||Ben Hinchliffe ⚽⚽🔻Disley 85|
|11||Grant Tait 🔻Anderson 65|
|12||Robbie Start 🔺Batty 90|
|14||Craig Disley 🔺Hinchliffe 85|
|16||Luke Anderson 🔺Tait 65|
Barton had the brighter start, with Scott Matthews almost giving the Swans the lead as he chested the ball down and volleyed it at goal, however his effort was blocked. Hinchliffe then went close but couldn’t get his effort on target.
He then had another chance to give Barton the lead. Josh Lacey crossed the ball in and Hinchliffe headed it at goal. However it went into the arms of Bottesford keeper Ryan Musselwhite.
Just as Bottesford were growing into the game it was third time lucky for Hinchliffe. He was played into space with a nice through ball, and he prodded it past Musselwhite to score his second goal of the season.
While the Swans had the lead, it wasn’t comfortable, with Bottesford looking dangerous on the counter attack. Two minutes before half time they almost equalized. Their striker was in space, with Charlie Dixon coming out to close the gap. He managed to get a shot off as he lobbed Dixon, but it went wide.
After an end to end start to the second half Bottesford were level on the hour. A corner was played in and Siddall rose highest to head it past Dixon to bring the visitors back into the game.
The game was there for either side to take, with both having chances. Matthews had a free kick on the edge of the area which was saved. substitute Luke Anderson had an effort which went just over, but Barton soon had the lead ten minutes from time.
Matt Plummer drove the ball forward, playing in Matthews. He played it across the area and Hinchliffe was there at the back post to tap it in for his second of the game.
Despite some nervy final minute chances from Bottesford, it was the Swans who took victory and maintained their unbeaten home record this season.