Eagles take points in A6 derby

A local derby against the 'Eagles' - what better than to pick up last week's improved team performance than to put one over Rovers' near neighbours? Rovers showing several changes also had new faces Brandon Carney and Jamie Nicholls on the bench for this one. Opponents Bedford Town fielded ex-Rovers Ashton Grant and Kyle Forster so an added incentive for the Rovers to shine against former colleagues. Bedford Town brought a large support to Sharpenhoe Road and there was a lively atmosphere in the ground by kick-off time.The opening half was dominated, in possession terms, by Bedford Town and both David Manu and Brad Woods-Garness were lively and direct up front for Bedford but the Rovers back

Barton buried by 5 at Rushden

A midweek trip for the Rovers - up the A6 to near-neighbours AFC Rushden & Diamonds for another league fixture. Rovers Manager Tony Fontanelle shuffled the pack from Saturday’s match introducing new signing Drew Phillips to the starting line-up along with Brandon Carney and Jamie Nicholls who both made debuts from the subs bench on Saturday, Tom Peverall slotted in at right back with Danny Watson playing in a midfield role. Diamonds opened up strongly and, with a stiff breeze at their backs, were soon working the Rovers back four with winger Joel Gyasi making some piercing runs down the Rovers right flank. The Diamonds midfield were dominating and Rovers finding any possession short-lived an

Rovers progress in Senior cup

Rovers avoided another slip-up against lower league opposition in Stotfold FC in this 1st Round Beds Senior Cup tie with a narrow win in this midweek match. From the first whistle, it seemed neither side was actually ‘up’ for this one. Rovers were showing numerous changes from the team that got a point at Marlow last Saturday so any semblance in terms of continuity of selection was totally absent. Almost the entire first half consisted of ‘huffing and puffing’ from both sides with neither able to create any real pressure on the opposing side. We waited until the 32nd minute to see any goalmouth action when, from a corner on the left, David Longe-King headed straight at the Stotfold keeper w

Gifts galore as it ends in a draw

‘Snatching a draw from the jaws of victory’ Newly-appointed Tony Fontanelle’s first game in charge of Barton Rovers – a challenging away match at Marlow. There was a new look to the Rovers line-up with Jordan Odofin returning to central defence after injury to partner captain Paul Andrews, George Quarrington-Carter reverting to a holding midfield role, the return of Claudio Dias in midfield and Jet Esso up front from the start. On a beautiful Autumnal afternoon down by the banks of the Thames, it was Marlow who were first to show when ex-Dunstable Town forward Kelvin Bossman shot just over the bar after 4 minutes. Rovers worked their way into the game and a Charlie Payne free-kick in the 12t

Club and manager part company

Rovers have today parted company with 1st team Manager Mark Boyce. After to a difficult start to the season both Mark and the club felt it was time to change things for the best interest of both parties. We thank Mark whole heartedly for his efforts last season and this and wish him well for the future.

Dour game ends in a point a piece

Rovers, looking to get their first home win in the league this season field a side showing both personnel and positional changes. Jack Mace returned at right back, Salam Amoake in midfield with Jack Keating unavailable and Charlie Payne dropping to the bench. Hanwell Town were the visitors in this, the second of three consecutive home fixtures for Rovers, and they were coming into the match on the back of a rare midweek victory. The early pace was set by Hanwell who were good in possession aided by a sluggish start by Rovers. In the 8th minute Hanwell might have scored but centre forward Tom Hunt shot over the bar from good position. Nathan Olukanmi was prominent on Rovers left showing good

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