|Barton Town||0-5||Yorkshire Amateur|
|Att: 234||Fogarty 42|
Barton Town’s final game before lockdown ended in a 5-0 defeat at the hands of league leaders Yorkshire Amateur.
The Swans were in the game for the most part, with the visitors taking the lead just before half time. They added further goals as the Swans tired to take a dominant win.
|5||Taron Hare (c) ⭐|
|7||Josh Batty 🔻Tait 61|
|11||Jack Varley 🔻Siddall 56|
|14||Grant Tait 🔺Batty 61|
|16||Jack Siddall 🔺Varley 56|
It was the Swans who had the first chance, Scott Phillips, making his second debut with the club, got onto the end of a cross and volleyed his effort towards goal, with the ‘keeper doing well in saving it.
In what is becoming a usual occurrence, Charlie Dixon pulled off some brilliant saves. A low cross was fired in by the Ammers, and the shot was saved by Dixon, who got down low to parry the ball out for a corner.
Just before half time the Ammers took the lead as their top scorer Roy Fogary received the ball in space in the area. He then curled a low left footed effort into the bottom corner to give the visitors the lead before half time.
The Swans almost levelled when Josh Batty was given space in the area. His first shot was blocked but the ball fell back to him. His second shot was also blocked in some fine Ammers defending.
Soon after Ammers were two up. Their counter attacking style of play was catching the Swans out, and as they broke with four on two, Casey Stewart was free on the overlap. He was played in and his shot deflected in off a Swans defender.
Jack Siddall was brought on moments later for his debut having signed from Bottesford, in place of Jack Varley.
On the hour mark Nathan Peat showed nice footwork to take the ball past an Ammers defender and surge forward. He played in Phillips whose shot was well saved by the ‘keeper and put out for a corner.
As Barton’s legs began to tire, the Ammers seized the initiative. Their speed in getting forward and attacking was catching the Swans out, and it was three on 73 minutes when the ball was played to Adam Priestley. He struck the ball into the top corner with a nice finish, and any hope of the Swans preserving their unbeaten home record was gone.
It was four a few minutes later as Ammers captain Matt Dempsey headed in from a corner. The Swans’ night was compounded when Fernando Moke added a late goal to make it five.
The Swans enter the enforced four week break on the back of a defeat, but the Ammers were impressive, and showcased their league title credentials.