Swans unbeaten in 13 with 1-0 win over Bottesford Town13th November 2021
|Barton Town||1-0||Bottesford Town|
|Hinchliffe 61||Att: 389|
Barton Town’s incredible unbeaten run was extended to 13 games following a 1-0 win over Lincolnshire rivals Bottesford Town.
Ben Hinchliffe’s 11th goal of the season was enough to separate the sides in a tight affair. The Swans fourth league win in a row in front of a bumper crowd at the Easy Buy Stadium.
New signing Harry Middleton was brought into the side in place of Josh Baker, who had surgery on his broken foot this week in the only change for Nathan Jarman’s side. Tom Davie returned on the bench.
|2||Josh Lacey ⭐|
|3||Scott Matthews 🔻Davie 76|
|5||Taron Hare (c) 🟡|
|9||Ben Hinchliffe ⚽|
|10||Harrison Coley 🔻Tanser 88|
|11||Mitchell Levi-Lewis 🔻Salter 86|
|14||Kian Salter 🔺Levi-Lewis 86|
|15||Jack Tanser 🔺Coley 88|
|16||Tom Davie 🔺Matthews 76|
Before the game there was an impeccably observed minutes silence for Remembrance Weekend as well as young Bottesford Town player Brandon McGlone who sadly passed away recently.
It took just three minutes for the first chance of the game. Tom Waudby received the ball on the half way line and went on a mazing run. His effort from the edge of the area was just inches wide. Waudby then had another effort with his shot well caught on the line by Jordan Quibell in the Bottesford goal.
The best chance of the half for Barton came just after the half-hour mark. Ben Hinchliffe’s shot was saved but he was first to the rebound. He crossed the ball to Grant Tait at the back post, whose neat side-footed volley was blocked by the face of a Bottesford defender and out for a corner.
Ten minutes before half time Bottesford almost took the lead. Jack Cross with a curling effort from the edge of the area which went just over the bar, but the first half was to end goalless.
The game came alive for the Swans on the hour mark, who’d started the brighter side. A cross from the right hand side found Hinchliffe in the area. He took a touch to settle the ball, and volleyed it with his left foot while falling. The ball sailed past Quibell into the bottom corner to give the Swans the lead.
It was a nervy finish to the game with Bottesford coming on strong in the final ten minutes. Mike Emery had to be at his best to deny the Poachers in stoppage time with a point blank save.
The Swans held on for yet another win as Jarman’s side move up to eighth in the league table and maintain their unbeaten run in front of a crowd of 389.
Hear the thoughts of Swans Manager Nathan Jarman following the Swans’ 1-0 win over Bottesford Town.