Match Preview – Thackley (League Cup QF)

Match Preview – Thackley (League Cup QF)

29th March 2022 Off By bartontown

The Swans are looking to make it third time lucky against Thackley in the NCEL League Cup as the two sides meet at the Easy Buy Stadium.

Thackley have twice knocked out the Swans in the cup. In 2012 they defeated Barton in the semi-final while a year later they won knocking us out in the third round. Incredibly both times Thackley went on to win the cup.

However the Swans have done the double over Thackley in the league this season. Winning 6-4 at Dennyfield and 2-1 at the Easy Buy Stadium just last week.


Thackley have won two of their last five, as have the Swans. This is potentially Thackley’s penultimate game of the season while Barton have another five.

SwansHandsworth (a)
Winterton (H)
Thackley (H)
Albion (a)
Bottesford (a)
Sherwood (H)
Bottesford (H)
Barton (a)
Knaresboro’ (H)

Who to Watch?

As we saw last week, they have goal threats in Lewis Waddington and Ben Grech-Brooksbank, but don’t discount the likes of Chris Lever, who scored against the Swans last week.

Team News

Reserves striker Joel Chapman is to return to the Reserves for the final phase of the season to bolster their ranks. Tom Davie is in contention to start having made his return from injury on Saturday. Taron Hare remains doubtful with an Achilles problem.

Last Five Meetings

March 19 2022HomeW2-1 (Baker, T.Waudby)
Nov 6 2021AwayW6-4 (Coley(3), Hinchliffe, Salter, T. Waudby)
Nov 19 2019AwayD3-3 (Salt, Fairhurst, Hinchliffe)
April 27 2019HomeL3-1 (Ajibade)
Aug 18 2018AwayD0-0

Head to Head

Barton TownThackley
7thLeague Position15th
Ben Hinchliffe (20)Top ScorerBen Grech-Brooksbank (18)
212 (4th)Average Attendance126 (14th)
8Goal Difference-23