BARTON ROVERS 2 ST NEOTS TOWN 0
PITCHING IN SOUTHERN LEAGUE DIVISION ONE CENTRAL
Match played on Tuesday 8th February 2022
Attendance - 133
Both teams are having indifferent seasons with both on 8 wins from 26 league games going into this game. It was the home side who were the better team in a scrappy and hard fought game in windy blustery conditions.
Former Hitchin Town midfielder Max Ryan was the goal-scoring hero for Rovers netting twice in the first half to win the three points and end a run of four games without a win for his team. I also thought Temi Akinbusoye who made the move to Barton from Step Six side Stotfold earlier this season also had a great game with some very impressive driving runs from midfield into attack. Their left back Rico Grego who is currently on loan from Premier Division South side Hayes & Yeading United also looked very comfortable and composed at left back.
For the loyal St Neots Town fans who made the journey to Sharpenhoe Road it was 90 minutes to forget as they struggled to create any goal scoring chances with one close range shot in the second half the only one I can remember. They had a good amount of possession but couldn't get the ball in the box when it really mattered.
Both teams went on to record victories on Saturday with Rovers winning 2-3 at Hertford Town after being 2-0 down with just 20 minutes to go.
St Neots Town won 1-2 at struggling Wantage Town which ended a run of 84 days without a victory - there last had been at FC Romania on Saturday 20th November.
St Neots Town host Aylesbury United this Saturday with Rovers on their travels to play FC Romania at Theobalds Lane.