Royston Town 3 Rovers 6

Barton Rovers turned in one of their best performance in many years as they hammered one of the title favourites Royston Town 6-3 on Tuesday evening. The visitors romped into a 3-0 lead after only 13 lucky minutes with a brace from Connor Calcutt and one from Billy Adcock. Lewis Todd was called into action shortly after as Royston were awarded a penalty and the keeper expertly saved Jack Bradshaw’s spot kick. However, Bradshaw did find the net moments later turning in from close range to give the hosts some hope at 3-1. They then pulled another back on 23 mins before Rod Orlando-Young fired home an unstoppable strike at the other end to put Barton 4-2 in front at the break. The second half w

Rovers 4 Hanwell Town 0

Connor Calcutt bagged a hat-trick as Barton Rovers brushed aside Hanwell Town at Sharpenhoe Road to romp to their biggest league win of the season. The hosts made their intentions clear from the off and went ahead after only three minutes when Calcutt was on target. Barton continued to press too, as Rod Orlando-Young fizzed a shot just wide, while Alex O’Brien’s fierce effort was blocked. Calcutt could have extended his tally further but saw a shot cleared off the line, while Orlando-Young went close again. There was no stopping Calcutt though as he notched a second with just 15 minutes gone, slotting home from Orlando-Young’s deft flick. Calcutt could have had his treble just before the hal

Rovers 2 Luton 4

Luton Town’s Development Side lifted the Bedfordshire FA Premier Cup with a 4-2 victory over Southern League Division One Central opponents Barton Rovers at Sharpenhoe Road on Tuesday night. Hatters had led 2-0 through goals from Alex Atkinson and Isaac Vassell, only for Barton to hit back in the second period to draw level by the hour mark. However, Town regrouped, thanks to an own goal and Freddie Hinds’ late strike, as Town skipper Frankie Musonda lifted the trophy. The visitors had picked a strong team, including Jake Gray, Alex Gilliead and Isaac Vassell, who all played for an hour each, while Akin Famewo, Zane Banton and Musonda got a full 90 minutes. Hatters got off to the perfect sta

Rovers 0 Hastings United 1

Barton Rovers bowed out of the FA Cup on Saturday with a narrow 1-0 loss to Ryman League Division One South side Hastings United but not before putting up a spirited fight. The hosts had made the brighter start, putting pressure on their opponents as Connor Calcutt shot just wide. Hastings found their feet and home keeper Lewis Todd was called into action pushing a shot on to the post before having to tip another one behind a minute later. Barton’s Jimmy Hartley blazed a fierce shot over the bar before Calcutt had the best chance of the half as Hastings scrambled back to clear his shot off the line. The second period produced the same fighting performance from both sides but a rash challenge

Rovers 1 Egham 1

Barton Rovers let a golden opportunity to claim all three points escape them against Egham Town on Saturday after losing their cutting edge in front of goal. The hosts took the lead in the first minute as Steve Gentle bundled home a corner from close range but from that point onward the back of the net became elusive. Rovers had numerous gilt edged chances, Rod Young went clean through on the keeper but shot straight at him, aerial ping pong followed from a corner but ended with Connor Calcutt heading just over. Jimmy Gray’s side then won a penalty on 35 minutes, but Elliot Bailey saw his spot kick expertly saved by visiting keeper Jamie Norris before Egham punished Rovers wastefulness just

Stanway Rovers 0 Rovers 1

Barton Rovers progressed to the second qualifying round of the FA Cup with an excellent 1-0 win at Thurlow Nunn Premier Division side Stanway Rovers on Saturday. Blues boss Jimmy Gray continued with the same side that beat table-topping Chalfont St Peter on Bank Holiday Monday but the performance was a stark contrast to the brilliance shown in the league game just days before. On a dusty sloping pitch devoid of any real grass and a cross-wind blowing strongly, the game wasn’t destined to be a classic, and it certainly lived up to that billing. Stanway made the brighter start and enjoyed the wind in their favour but far too many passes went astray to trouble Barton in the final third. If the

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