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On an emotional day at the Pondside, Barton secured a 1-1 draw against Badsey Rangers. Before kick-off, a minute’s silence was observed by the players and fans for Paul Wilcock, a local supporter of Barton United. The Black Swans gave debuts to two new signings centre back Andy Batha and central midfielder Aaron Jackson. The game started at a frantic pace. With both teams seeming nervous, the opening passage was a battle in midfield area for possession and dominance. Barton took the lead after 10 minutes when a goal kick was flicked on by Jackson and a slick one two by Martin and Swinfield saw the former sweep the ball confidently home. The game settled now and the footballing styles of both teams started to show. Chances at both ends were still rare but Badsey hit post with a well worked move down the left finding the striker free but he could only manage to crash the ball off the upright from eight yards. Barton should have made it two at the start of the second half when Martin got in and forced a good save from the visiting keeper and skipper Dale Barton followed up what seemed a simple tap in, only to hit the ball straight at the recovering stopper. Both teams had chances to score in the second half – Badsey hit the bar and Barton had three or four chance to increase the lead with Martin, Hunt, Swinfield and Barton all wasting good openings. The score remained the same until two minutes from time when Badsey won a free kick 20 yards from goal and their player manager curled a beautiful shot into the top right hand corner giving Welch no chance. Barton: Dan Welch, Andy Lee, Joe Swift, Aaron Jackson (Ross Burr), Andy Batha (Scott Cobley)., Zak Williams, Craig Swinfield, George Stack, Nathan Hunt, Peter Martin, Dale Barton. Sub not used: Ben Dade.
  • Barton United Reserves lost 3 -2 after extra time in the quarter finals of the challenge cup away at Coopers Arms FC. The goals from Martin Uncles and Rob Houston.