Barton Town are in danger of showing a clean pair of heels to the sides around and below their 17th place in the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division. Yesterday they travelled to Cleckheaton and upset Liversedge, who had themselves produced that fantastic display at leaders AFC Mansfield only the week before-and Swans Assistant Manager Gary Allanson was thrilled by Barton’s second half display, writes Colin Muncie.
Rhys Davies put Jon Rimmington’s side ahead with a 7th minute penalty , a lead they held until the interval; but the Clayborn Road crowd of 101 saw Ashley Lattimore turn the game on its head with two quick fire spot-kicks (48 and 49 minutes) , and Jamie Goddard sealed a vital three points with a third with just six minutes left.
Gary told the Bootiful Game “We always knew it was going to be a very difficult. They have scored 17 goals in their last 5 games and 12 in their last 3 games alone. We set up with a system such that we couldn’t be broken down easily, and it worked okay in the first half.
Gary admitted that the Swans set themselves up to have a good go at Sedge in the second half “We changed it for the second half to be more offensive and we created a lot of chances” he said “There will be talk about the officials giving four penalties, but all were correct and I’ll give them credit for making the decisions and being very brave. It’s always a hard place to go but it was a deserved three points and the players showed great character in the second half to come back from 1-0 AND missing a penalty -but that’s the spirit we have in the camp at the moment”,
We have a real togetherness and the travelling supporters enjoyed the effort the players put in-it was a great victory for the team and club.