Pointless v Cambridge City

Barton Rovers FC 0 vs 1 Cambridge City FC A match where Rovers were looking to arrest a poor run of home form and get a run of three consecutive home games off to a winning start. Rovers were forced into a late change when centre-back Jordan Odafin pulled up in the warm-up and this meant a start for club captain and Rovers stalwart Paul Andrews paired at the heart of Rovers defence with new signing George Quarrington-Carter. The opening exchanges were fairly even but with little or no penalty area action at either end until, in the 10th minute, from some good City wing play on the right a floated cross was missed by Rovers’ centre backs and keeper allowing Ryan Sharman the City centre-forwar

Rovers beaten but battled well

With both sides out of the FA Cup this fixture, originally scheduled for New Years Day 2018, was brought forward and enabled both sides to keep their run of games going at this early stage of the season. AFC were first to settle into their game and were commanding more possession in the early stages of this match. The first time AFC made serious inroads into the Rovers back four came in the 12th minute when Jermaine Hall pounced on a loose ball and drove past at least two static Rovers defenders to fire AFC into the lead. Barton quickly threatened an equaliser on 18 minutes but Josh Oyinsan fired straight at Jamie Head when it looked easier to score. Nathan Olukanmi was prominent on Rovers l

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