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Barton Rovers
C Vincent (50')
Full time
T Deacon (40')
Sat 8 Dec 15:00 - The Evo-Stik South - Division One Central Attendance 82

Barton Rovers 1 Aylesbury FC 1

Moles take a point at Barton

Report by Dan Legg

The Moles travelled to Bedfordshire in high spirits following last weekend’s spectacular display against Yaxley FC looking to bring home another three points against mid-table side Barton Rovers. The two sides had met at Haywood Way earlier in the season in a frenetic fixture which had finished 2-2.

Derek Feyi replaced Steven Johnson-Fikula who dropped to the bench, whilst FC veteran Brian Haule having over 200 appearances to his name with the Moles also had a place in the substitutes after resigning mid-week.

Barton Rovers - Dec 18
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Barton Rovers started the better of the two sides, enjoying long spells of possession, however, the bitter wind whipping around the ground meant long balls and crosses proved to be unfruitful for the hosts. The Moles’ first opportunity to test Gary Malone in the Rovers goal came through Ryan Young, however his curling effort from the angle of the penalty box was bravely blocked by the face of the Barton captain Paul Andrews.

Rovers looked to increase the tempo midway through the first half and applied sustained pressure for long periods. Nick Bennion was called upon multiple times to thwart efforts from Sam Gibson, Robbie Goodman and Connor Vincent, whilst some solid defensive headers courtesy of Jordan Jenkins and Derek Feyi also relieved the pressure.

After showing great defensive resolve the Moles took the lead with their first shot on target. After playing the ball out from the back, Carl Tappin split the Rovers defence with a perfected weighted through-ball. Ty Deacon latched onto the pass, showed good strength to hold off his marker and nonchalantly place the ball low into the bottom left-hand corner for his third goal in five appearances to the delight of the travelling support.

Half Time – Barton Rovers 0 Aylesbury FC 1

Much like the first half the hosts started on the front foot, and this time the Moles were made to pay for some lacklustre defending. A cross from the right-hand side was floated into the back post, Andrew Phillips rose above Luke Cray to nod down into the six-yard box for Connor Vincent to slot home under minimal pressure from a few yards out. Following the goal, FC looked to battle back, with Paul Bonham showing his intent with some very attacking changes, introducing both Bruno Brito and Brian Haule to proceedings.

Both sides continued to look for a winner, but neither of the two teams really created any further clear-cut chances. A clipped ball into the area from Martin Griggs gave Ty Deacon the opportunity to head home for his second of the afternoon, but the in-form striker could only put it wide of the front post. Whilst Rovers substitute Sydney Ibe went on a pillaging run late into the second period but could only put his bending attempt wide of Nick Bennion’s back post.

Full Time – Barton Rovers 1 Aylesbury FC 1
Both sides will rue their missed opportunities, especially the hosts, but will both be happy with a well earnt point apiece.
The Moles are back in action on Tuesday night as they entertain Didcot Town at the SRD Stadium.
Aylesbury FC MOTM – Carl Tappin
Match Rating – 2/5

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Carl Tappin

Player of the Match

Carl Tappin

Key moments

Goal Ty Deacon scores for Aylesbury
Goal Connor Vincent scores for Barton Rovers

Videos and photos

Barton Rovers - Dec 18
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Barton Rovers - Dec 18


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90:00 Player of the Match
Carl Tappin is awarded player of the match for Aylesbury
76:00 Yellow Card
Derek Feyi is yellow carded for Aylesbury
71:00 Yellow Card
Jordan Frederick is yellow carded for Aylesbury
69:00 Sub Off
Davis Haule is substituted off for Aylesbury
69:00 Sub On
Bruno Brito is substituted on for Aylesbury
60:00 Sub Off
Ryan Young is substituted off for Aylesbury
60:00 Sub On
Brian Haule is substituted on for Aylesbury
50:00 Goal 1 - 1
Connor Vincent scores for Barton Rovers
End of period 1
40:00 Goal 0 - 1
Ty Deacon scores for Aylesbury
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Barton Rovers
  • Aylesbury
  • 0
  • Ty Deacon Goal 40:00'
  • Connor Vincent Goal 50:00'
  • Ryan Young Sub Off 60:00'
  • Brian Haule Sub On 60:00'
  • Davis Haule Sub Off 69:00'
  • Bruno Brito Sub On 69:00'
  • Jordan Frederick Yellow Card 71:00'
  • Derek Feyi Yellow Card 76:00'

Team selection

Barton Rovers
  • 1. Gary Malone
  • 2. Robbie Goodman
  • 3. Gary Jones
  • 4. Steph Bailey
  • 5. Paul Andrews
  • 6. Matt Hall
  • 7. Charlie Clayton
  • 8. Sam Gibson
  • 9. Drew Phillips
  • 10. Connor Vincent
  • 11. Victor Osobu
  • 12. Patrick Tshikala
  • 13. Jimmy Hartley
  • 14. Gerrardo Smalldone
  • 15. Dan Gould

League round up

Other Division One Central results

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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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