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Ricardo proud despite Vase exit

Last word on this weekend’s goes to Barton Town and their manager David Ricardo as he saw his side slip out of the Buildbase FA Vase to Northern League Division One side Shildon AFC.

The Swans conceded a goal either side of the break (Ben Trotter ’37, Matthew Robson ’58), but Ricardo was a proud man despite the result, “ We gave it everything today in terms of effort and work rate against a very physical strong Shildon side. They got their bit of luck with the penalty decision for handball that was given by the linesman but once they went two up in the second half they were very professional the way they put 11 men behind the ball and killed the game.

“I would say we were on top for the first 30 minutes but it was imperative that we created more chances when we were in good field positions which we weren’t able to do. Yesterday wasn’t our day but I was proud of the way the players put a shift in, we will learn from the game and be better for it.
“One last word must go to the Chairman and army of volunteers who worked unbelievably hard yesterday, they were as they always are a credit to the club.”

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