Against a physical and experienced South Notts team, Barton acquitted themselves with distinction, featuring fine performances from youngsters George Wills, Callum Gibson and Mark Latham.
After dominating the early exchanges playing some flowing hockey Barton took an early lead when Jack Moughan
was on hand to deflect a Bob Mainwaring
shot into the net. South Notts relied on a route one approach which paid off when they equalised from a short corner mid way through the first half.
Barton have a double header next weekend with home games against local rivals Burton 5ths on Saturday and Belper 6ths on Sunday