Jordan sends Barnton for a burton
Ammies top for at least 18 hrs
Friday, 11th January 2019 KO 7.45pm.
The Hallmark Security NWCFL, First Div. South
Att : 141
Barnton 0 Wythenshawe Amateurs 3
Scorers : Fallon (36), Burton (40,43)
This game was brought forward from the Saturday to Friday night due to Barnton’s groundsharing with Widnes who have priority over fixture dates.
Friday night football brought one of Barnton’s biggest gates, 141 - over half from Wythenshawe, a very vocal support, ‘ Shane, Shane, give us a wave’, Ammies manager Shane Goldrick duly obliged, the players really appreciate this superb backing.
Wythenshawe kicked off down the slope and within 30 seconds Bobby Russell went into the refs book for a robust tackle.
There was no mistaking Wythenshawe’s approach to this game, it was to win, they applied immediate pressure, netting within 10 minutes, Jordan Burton put a free kick into the area, Danny Egan headed past Barnton’s keeper Aaron Lyons but ruled offside. Minutes later Egan pulled his hamstring and replaced with Joel Aikenhead.
Wythenshawe continued attacking, Barnton with the rare counter, it was just a matter of time before the scoreboard was used, Wythenshawe with patience, Burton with a corner on the left found the head of Joe Denman hitting the bar.
In the 36th minute, Fallon with beautiful skill past two players, crossed to Burton denied by Lyons, out for a corner, corner by Burton, Pat O’Brien hitting the post, rebounds out, Fallon gets to it and puts Ammies one up. 0-1.
This was the start of seven minutes heaven for the Ammies, from Barnton’s restart Ammies Will Ahern, who had another great game all over the park, won the ball, over to Fallon, over to Aikenhead, over the bar.
The 40th minute Wythenshawe doubled their lead, Luke Worth with a precision inch perfect free kick from his own half found Burton on the edge of the box, a great volley left Lyons stranded and Ammies two up. 0-2.
Three minutes later Ammies went three up, a miskick by Barnton went to Burton who went on a run and with only the keeper to beat, easier said than done, calmly slotted home for his second and Wythenshawe’s third. 0-3.
The initial start of the second half, both teams showing respect for each other, the game now mirrored a chess match with few opportunities,Burton looking for his hat trick, down the left cut in and denied by the gloves of Lyons. Aikenhead with great feet going past two players eventually blocked.
Whenever Barnton forayed into Wythenshawe’s half, they were dispensed by the strong three man defence, superbly marshalled by skipper Chris Howard.
The well trodden pattern of games this season came to light in this match, Burton troubling the opposition, the only answer being dumping him to the ground, Barnton’s Dan Jarrett walking to the dressing room before he was shown his second yellow.
Wythenshawe started to get a grip of the second half, but not without Barnton having their chances,
Ammies Fallon great cross to Burton, header over. Ahern header saved by Lyons, Dom Lillie going inches wide, Marcus Burnett with an effort outside the box going wide. Fallon free kick denied by a great fingertip save from Lyons to his left. Barnton’s Luke Wilson-Jones producing a strong one handed save from Martin Blain. The stroke of full time Barnton’s Wilson-Jones hitting the bar.
FT : 0-3 to the Ammies.
Wythenshawe AFC : 1. Martin Blain, 2. Luke Worth, 3. Joe Denman, 4. Chris Howard (C), 5. Bobby Russell, 6. Will Ahern, 7. Rory Fallon, 8. Dom Lillie, 9. Jordan Burton, 10. Danny Egan, 11. Pat O’Brien.
Subs, 14. Adam Walker (O’Brien 60), 15. Joel Aikenhead (Egan 20), 16. Marcus Burnett (Burton 75).
Subs not used, 12. Alan Dolan, 17. Carl Brady.
Booked : Russell.
Referee : Simon Kells.
Man of the Match : Jordan Burton.