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First Team North West Counties - Match centre

Barnton
Congleton Town FC
Full time
T Morris (3'), S Foster (34'), M Adegbenro (65'), D Cope (85')
Sat 20 Oct 15:00 - Cup Attendance 97

Bears into the next round of the Macron Cup

The Bears ran out comfortable winners at First Division Barnton on Saturday. Several changes were made to the starting eleven, but four goals and a clean sheet were an excellent return.

The Bears were ahead in the first few minutes. Tom Morris picked up the ball on the edge of the box and let fly, 1-0. They kept up the pressure with Billy Hasler-Cregg putting in teasing crosses and Foster and Adegbenro going close. Home keeper Arran Lyons was on top form, saving well and marshalling his defenders. On 15 minutes he made an excellent double save when John Main put a shot in. Barnton’s best chances came when Malone was involved and on the half hour he linked well with Wilson-Jones to bring out a smart save from Rob Cooke.

The Bears almost doubled the score a few minutes later, Hasler-Cregg to Main saw his powerful shot hit the side netting. The second goal did come on 34 minutes. Dom Williams found Steve Foster and the latter fired past Lyons. It was now all Bears and the chances were coming thick and fast. Foster to Hasler-Cregg, shot blocked then Tom Schofield had a chance but put the ball over the bar. Rick Peters then saw a similar outcome from his shot. Barnton had a couple of chances as the half drew to a close but Cooke was strong and saved well.

Half Time Barnton 0-2 Congleton Town

The Bears continued to dominate in the second half, Foster turned in the box and found Mini Adegbenro, he was brought down as he made to shoot and a penalty was awarded. He stepped up to take it himself but a great save by Lyons low to his right thwarted him.

Main then came close with a shot from outside the box which Lyons turned over the bar. Barnton had a couple of chances from a free-kick which was blocked and then a shot across goal which eluded everyone.

The Bears extended their lead on 65 minutes. Sub Bevan Burey crossed into the box, perfectly onto the head of Adegbenro who nodded home from 4 yards out. 3-0. The Bears then bought on Dean Warburton and Dan Cope and continued to pile on the pressure. Cope won a free-kick on the edge of the box, but Barnton blocked it well. Morris almost got his second on 75 minutes. A corner taken by Schofield was half cleared to the edge of the box and Morris volleyed it back just over the bar. Schofield then almost found Cope with a cross as Barnton were being kept on the back-foot.

The final goal came on 85 minutes. Another Schofield corner fell perfectly to Cope who had a simple tap in to make it 4-0. A minute later he almost made it 5 but his shot was just wide.

Full Time Barnton 0-4 Congleton Town

Team: Cooke, Williams, Peters, Jamieson, Morris, Griffith, Hasler-Cregg (Burey 57), Schofield, Foster (Cope 64), Main (Warburton 73), Adegbenro
Unused subs: Hibbert, Stephens

Attendance 97, Man of the Match Antony Griffith

This was a good Bears performance against a First Division team who had won their last 4 games and scored 21 goals in the process. They will now play at either Stone Dominoes or Ashton Town in the next round.

This weekend the Bears are away to Northwich Victoria, who play their home games at Wincham Park, home of Witton Albion.

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Anthony Griffith

Player of the Match

Anthony Griffith

Key moments

3:00
Goal Tom Morris scores for Congleton Town FC
34:00
Goal Steve Foster scores for Congleton Town FC
65:00
Goal Mini Adegbenro scores for Congleton Town FC
85:00
Goal Dan Cope scores for Congleton Town FC

Highlights

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90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Robert Cooke keeps a clean sheet for Congleton Town FC
90:00 Player of the Match
Anthony Griffith is awarded player of the match for Congleton Town FC
85:00 Goal 0 - 4
Dan Cope scores for Congleton Town FC
74:00 Sub On
Dean Warburton is substituted on for Congleton Town FC
74:00 Sub Off
John Main is substituted off for Congleton Town FC
65:00 Goal 0 - 3
Mini Adegbenro scores for Congleton Town FC
65:00 Sub On
Dan Cope is substituted on for Congleton Town FC
65:00 Sub Off
Steve Foster is substituted off for Congleton Town FC
58:00 Sub On
Bevan Burey is substituted on for Congleton Town FC
58:00 Sub Off
Billy Hasler-Cregg is substituted off for Congleton Town FC
49:00 Missed Penalty
Mini Adegbenro misses a penalty for Congleton Town FC
End of period 1
34:00 Goal 0 - 2
Steve Foster scores for Congleton Town FC
3:00 Goal 0 - 1
Tom Morris scores for Congleton Town FC
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As it happened

  • Barnton
  • Congleton Town FC
  • 0
  • Tom Morris Goal 3:00'
  • Steve Foster Goal 34:00'
  • Mini Adegbenro Missed Penalty 49:00'
  • Bevan Burey Sub On 58:00'
  • Billy Hasler-Cregg Sub Off 58:00'
  • Mini Adegbenro Goal 65:00'
  • Dan Cope Sub On 65:00'
  • Steve Foster Sub Off 65:00'
  • Dean Warburton Sub On 74:00'
  • John Main Sub Off 74:00'
  • Dan Cope Goal 85:00'

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Team selection

Cooke, Robert Cooke, Robert
Williams, Dominik Williams, Dominik
Jamieson, Matthew Jamieson, Matthew
Adegbenro, Mini Adegbenro, Mini
Morris, Tom Morris, Tom
Peters, Rick Peters, Rick
Hasler-Cregg, Billy Hasler-Cregg, Billy
Schofield, Tom Schofield, Tom
Foster, Steve Foster, Steve
Main, John Main, John
Griffith, Anthony Griffith, Anthony

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