Town Finish Pre-Season With Another Win
Two early goals set up a comfortable win against Southern League Division 1 East opponents Barton Rovers.
Report by Nigel Howard
In the 3rd minute the Towners took the lead when a Robbie Rees corner was headed home by Simon Thomas at the far post, and 6 minutes later a low shot from the edge of the area by Mat Mitchel-King following good work by Thomas doubled the lead.
The closest the visitors came to scoring was in the 28th minute when a Tella Trivelato effort from 15 yards out cannoned onto the crossbar, but flew clear.
The Towners extended their lead in the 36th minute when Sam Youngs received the ball just outside the area, and he surged powerfully through the visitor defence before slotting the ball past the keeper.
The second half was rather uneventful with the Towners 4th goal of the game the only incident of note. In the 80th minute a cross from the right found Ralston Gabriel unmarked in the middle of the visitors’ box and his well-placed header gave the keeper little chance.
Joe Wright, John Kyriacou, Dan Rumens, Rob Bartley, Mat Mitchel-King, Jack Higgs, Robbie Rees, Sam Youngs, Ryan Blake, Drew Roberts, Simon Thomas. Subs: Steve Wales, Ralston Gabriel, Kreshniq Krasniqi, Mario Noto, George Quarrington-Carter, Harley Haag
Lewis Todd, Jack Mace, Charlie Payne, Salam Amoako, David Longking, Jordan Odefin, Yemi Adelani, Claudio Dias, Curtis Shaw, Adam Moussi, Tella Trivelato. Subs: Gerrardo Smaldone, Dom Roggero, Adam Whorms, Jack Keating, Curtis Donaldson, Sean Beasley