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Rovers defeat Ducks in 6 pointer

Barton Rovers picked up three points in style after a hard fought game in tough conditions saw them win 4-2 with some great goals scored!


The game was ruled playable meaning that Rovers faced the Ducks in almost sub zero temperatures. 


Kicking off the game, Rovers looked the more threatening side in the opening quarter of an hour as they had multiple promising attacks mostly led down the left hand side by Cheyce Grant. Despite Rovers having dominated the early stages of the game, they went behind in the tie as the Ducks took the lead in the twenty-first minute.


After going a goal behind, Rovers didn’t let their heads drops and went in search for an equaliser immediately, despite their best efforts from open play, they couldn’t but luckily they were more successful from set pieces. 


Two corner kicks led to goals for the hosts before half time as they found themselves ahead despite going a goal behind. The first goal came directly from the corner as Cheyce Grant whipped the ball straight past the keeper. The second was almost identical but needed a finishing touch to pierce the onion bag and Taylor Rhiney poked it in.


Coming out for the second half, Rovers would’ve felt they needed another goal to be out of site. However, it was the Ducks who scored next completely against the run of play as their forward headed in from a corner kick routine. 


This hump in the road left another obstacle for Rovers, one they choose to climb though. They continued to kick on to look to take the lead again and the double substitution of Tom Silford and Jemale McKenzie helped them do just that.


In the eighty second minute, Rovers retook their lead after a great bit of football. The attack started when Martel Powell played the ball through to McKenzie who passed it straight onto Ashton Grant, he shot goalwards but the ball needed a final touch which Rhiney provided to put his team ahead.


After taking the lead, Rovers substitute Tom Silford made sure the game was put the bed with a goal of the season contender as his curled effort from just outside the box bounced off the bar and into the back of the net to put his team out of site.


Six goals, freezing temperatures and some great football made for an entertaining game and gave Rovers a valuable three points.


Full time 

Barton Rovers 4-2 Aylesbury United

Star Man: Ashton Grant - Voted by the White Cap Club

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