Barnton vs 1874 Northwich - 1874 Northwich F.C.

Barnton vs 1874 Northwich




As a result of winning this local derby game the home side Barnton secured their Premier Division status whilst 1874’s new management duo may well have learnt a little bit more about certain players as plans for next season will have been uppermost in their minds.

Of course 1874 were really playing for nothing more than pride and perhaps continuing the chance of finishing in a top four position come the end of the season in ten days time.
Two under 21 players – Taylor Kennerley and Adam Whitlock – were given their first starts in the 1874 starting line line-up and they both impressed in the first forty five minutes, as they often linked up together and created a few chances for their more experienced colleagues.

Barnton who included a number of ex- a874 players in their stating line up were definitely up for the game and competed with relish and enthusiasm throughout the full ninety minutes.
The first chance of the game fell to 1874 after ten minutes when, after some good build up play, Sam Hind only succeeded in shooting wide of the target. Then five minutes later 74’s captain played a superb long ball out to the left wing that was collected by Kennerley who then advanced towards the by-line by beating a defender before delivering the perfect cross to Jordan Bove but his headed effort went narrowly wide of target.

Barnton started to come more and more into the game and after 35 minutes they had their first chance on goal but Hall saved well to keep the scores at nil-nil but just two minutes later the opening goal of the game arrived and this proved to be the only goal of the game. A good Barnton move started on the flank and although 1874 had chances to clear the danger they didn’t as the ball came out to McShane he didn’t hesitate for a second before hitting a powerful drive from 20 yards that sailed into the net.
Before the interval Jones and Hind both had chances to level for 1874 but Conkie, in the Barton goal, was comfortable in saving both efforts and minutes later the ex-1874 keeper was again at his best to save well from Whitlock.

In truth the second half turned out to be an anti-climax especially for the large following of 1874 supporters as their side failed to increase the tempo whilst Barnton continued to defend resolutely and at the same time looked to add a second goal.
Few chances were created and both goalkeepers dealt comfortably with what was thrown at them and at the final whistle it was the home side who ran out winners to earn the points that they were keen to win

photograph by Ian Dutton

photograph by Ian Dutton

photograph by Ian Dutton

1874: Greg Hall; Paul Connor; Jack Lever; Ryan Mitchell; Craig Farnworth ( sub 78: Joe Woolley ); Lee Jones; Taylor Kennerley; Matt Woolley (capt); Jordan Bove (sub 62:Tom Bailey) Adam Whitlock & Sam Hind (sub 62: Scott McGowan).
Unused Subs: Sam Hare & Stu Tulloch;; & Joe Woolley

Attendance: 209 – Referee: Richard Abson

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Offside Trust Stadium
40-42 Townfield Ln, Barnton, Northwich CW8 4LJ, UK


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
1874 Northwich000

1874 Northwich

# PlayerYellow CardsRed CardsGoals
1Greg Hall000
2Paul Connor000
3Jack Lever000
4Ryan Mitchell000
5Craig Farnworth 16000
6Lee Jones000
7Taylor Kennerley000
8Matt Woolley1 (52')00
9Jordon Bove 15000
10Adam Whitlock000
11Sam Hind 14000
12Sam Hare000
14Scott McGowan 11000
15Tom Bailey 9000
16Joe Woolley 5000
17Stuart Tulloch000