Easington Hold Out Against Swans
The Reserves took on Easington United at the Easy Buy Stadium in the Humber Premier League Division One.
Barton Town reserves lost 2-0 against a well drilled Easington team, Barton had long spells of possession throughout the match however they did not really create any clear cut goal scoring chances.
The game started at a fast pace with Barton taking the game to Easington, they were some great inter changes of play by Barton from Tom Rogerson and Jack Lorimer where they got down the Easington right only for the final cross/pass get cut out easily. However Barton kept on pushing hard and with new signing Calum Roper in centre midfield he was dictating the game and Barton had their best chance of the game where a cross came over from the right which Easington failed to clear and Liam Seawards effort was well saved by the Easington keeper.
With 5 minutes remaining of the first half Easington hit Barton on the counter attack where they attacked Barton down the right, the Easington player cut in and was fouled just outside the penalty area however to everyone’s surprise the referee gave a penalty to Easington. The Easington striker took the penalty very calmly and sent Lloyd Mulholland the wrong way. Easington finished the half strongly and broke away again however Mulholland came to the rescue and saved well when one on one with the Easington striker.
The second half was much the same as the first, Barton was much the stronger team and played some good football for long periods however Easington defended well and Barton could not brake them down. Jimmy Barley had a good run through the middle however a last ditch tackle prevented him from getting a shot off and Barley again went down the right with a strong run only to put his cross out of play.
Easington did however hit Barton on the counter attack and again Mulholland pulled off a great save one on one with the Easington striker, then midway through the second half Easington broke down the Barton left from a long ball, the Easington winger sent over a deep cross to the far post for the striker to head home from a yard out.
Overall a disappointing result from Barton’s point of view as they could not make the long spells of possession count however Easington’s defence were resolute and where well drilled to grind out a 2-0 win.