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Aylesbury FC - Match centre

Barton Rovers
M Griggs (19'), A King (22')
Full time
V Osobu (23'), J Hartley (37')
Sat 6 Oct 15:00 - The Evo-Stik South - Division One Central Attendance 76

Aylesbury FC 2 Barton Rovers 2

Aylesbury pegged back from a two goal lead in this end to end encounter

After the last two poor performances at Haywood Way FC needed to up their game, put some points on the table and give the home fans something to shout about and today the home side did just that. New signing Martin Griggs came into the starting line up, along with Garry Malone who replaced the unavailable Nick Bennion, Aaron King played just behind him and Craig Carby came back into the back four. Two early goals from Griggs and King put Aylesbury into a strong position but first half replies from Osobu and Hartley meant it all ended square an the points were shared.

It was Aylesbury who started the better of the two side, a long throw from Luke Cray found the head of King, his flick on sat up nicely for Griggs who hit a powerful half-volley, it was blocked bravely by a Barton defender and away from danger. almost straight away though Barton had a free header which perhaps Vincent should have converted.

The first goal came on twenty one minutes, Reece Bayliss played a crossfield ball to Williams on the right, he found Aaron King storming through in the channel, King delivered to the front post to find Martin Griggs who beat his marker and slotted home on his FC return! The second followed soon after when a Bayliss corner was met by the head of King who made no mistake with his head to make it two in two minutes.

Barton Rovers - Oct 18
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One minute later and the visitors had pulled a goal back, Garry Malone saved well from Vincent, but Victor Osobu was able to slot home the rebound high into the net, a manic five minutes at Haywood Way!

The equaliser came on thirty seven minutes when Jimmy Hartley beat Luke Cray for pace cut inside and curled home into the bottom left-hand corner.

Half time Aylesbury FC 2 Barton Rovers 2

The second half started with Barton on the front foot, Phillips flashed the ball across the FC goal, no Barton playerwas on hand to convert the cross though, soon after another delightful corner from Bayliss was punched up by Keeper Jones onto Aaron King's head at the back post, but he couldn't get over the ball and it flashed over the bar.

Aylesbury had struggled to get to grips with Barton wingers Osobu and Hartley in the first period but some re organisation at half time was keeping the away sides threat under control, allowing Aylesbury to have a lot more possession, Jordan Jenkins almost converted a Bruno Brito corner on the hour as FC searched for the winner, soon after there was a melee in the box from another Brito corner, the ball fell to Griggs on the edge of the box who swivels and struck the ball just wide of the right post.

It was now end to end stuff as Barton also pressed, nobody in the home defence closed down Gibson as he bore down on goal. His goalbound shot was parried behind bby Malone for a Barton corner which came to nothing, then with time ebbing away a free kick in a very dangerous position for Barton was squandered by Osobu as it sailed over the bar.

The Moles almost had the dream finish when just on the final whistle, the Barton keeper spilled the ball from a Josh Williams cross, it fell to Aaron King who hits it with the outside of his foot but it drifted agonizingly wide of the post and behind to safety.

Full time Aylesbury FC 2 Barton Rovers 2

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Aaron King

Player of the Match

Aaron King

Key moments

Goal Martin Griggs scores for Aylesbury
Goal Aaron King scores for Aylesbury
Goal Victor Osobu scores for Barton Rovers
Goal Jimmy Hartley scores for Barton Rovers

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Barton Rovers - Oct 18
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Barton Rovers - Oct 18


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90:00 Player of the Match
Aaron King is awarded player of the match for Aylesbury
82:00 Sub Off
Lewis Strafford is substituted off for Aylesbury
82:00 Sub On
Jordan Frederick is substituted on for Aylesbury
52:00 Sub Off
Reece Bayliss is substituted off for Aylesbury
52:00 Sub On
Bruno Brito is substituted on for Aylesbury
End of period 1
37:00 Goal 2 - 2
Jimmy Hartley scores for Barton Rovers
23:00 Goal 2 - 1
Victor Osobu scores for Barton Rovers
22:00 Goal 2 - 0
Aaron King scores for Aylesbury
19:00 Goal 1 - 0
Martin Griggs scores for Aylesbury
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Aylesbury
  • Barton Rovers
  • 0
  • Martin Griggs Goal 19:00'
  • Aaron King Goal 22:00'
  • Victor Osobu Goal 23:00'
  • Jimmy Hartley Goal 37:00'
  • Bruno Brito Sub On 52:00'
  • Reece Bayliss Sub Off 52:00'
  • Lewis Strafford Sub Off 82:00'
  • Jordan Frederick Sub On 82:00'

Team selection

Barton Rovers
  • 1. Charlie Jones
  • 2. Dan Jarvis
  • 3. Luke Warner-Eley
  • 4. Steph Bailey
  • 5. Paul Andrews
  • 6. Matt Hall
  • 7. Victor Osobu
  • 8. Sam Gibson
  • 9. Drew Phillips
  • 10. Connor Vincent
  • 11. Jimmy Hartley
  • 12. Ike Nzurbua
  • 13. Wilson Ferrera
  • 14. Jonny Buttler
  • 15. Curtis Shaw
  • 16. Dan Gould

League round up

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
13. Barton Rovers 16 18
14. AFC Dunstable 15 17
15. Aylesbury 17 16
16. Yaxley 15 16
17. Dunstable Town 15 15
18. Kempston Rovers 15 13
19. Kidlington 15 11

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