Rovers progress in FA Cup

A scoring double from Rovers Man of the Match Victor Osubu puts Rovers in the hat for the next round draw. Rothwell opened brightly and were tidy in possession whereas Rovers only seemed to employ long-ball tactics for the majority of the opening half. Rothwell came very close to opening the scoring before Rovers went ahead after 6 minutes when Osubu's free-kick from the left was missed by all and nestled in the back of the net. Rothwell created several further chances and grabbed a deserved equaliser when their captain Lewis Odell made a good run down the Barton right before firing home with some style in the 26th minute to make the score 1-1 at half-time. Rovers bossed the second half but

Opening day loss for The Rovers

Barton Rovers endured a difficult start to life in Central Division One in the Evo Stik League Southern . Yaxley known as The Cuckoos despatched Barton Rovers 4-1 at I2itive Park in the first step four game in the club’s history thanks to two goals from Matt Sparrow and strikes from Phil Stebbing and Dan Cotton (penalty). Barton fielded a much changed side with several players making their debuts and found themselves 1 nil down after 11 minutes. However excellent work on the right from Ike Nzuruba set up a goal for Jimmy Hartley to bring it back to 1-1. Barton were then on top and created several good chances before a great piece of individual skill led to the score being 2-1 to the

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