Strong win for A-Grade Barnies FC
Barnstoneworth FC consolidated their spot at the top of the Orange A-Grade football competition with a strong 8-Bloody-1 win over Ex-Services FC.
Goals from Grant Kosch, Jack McGregor, Jeremy Boulton, Nathan Blandford, Alex Elliot, an own goal and two from Ben Giameli delivered the win in front of a good crowd at the Bernie Stedman field.
Ex-Services kept up the pressure throughout the match. A well-placed pass from Max Kaye to his brother Joseph saw Ex-Services notch a consolation goal.
Playing earlier on the same ground, club-mates Barnies United handed an even bigger 7-0 defeat to Waratah United.
Captain Matt Downer was encouraged by the victory.
“It was the teams’ first complete 90 minute effort of the year,” Matt Downer said. “We controlled the game from start to finish, got the result and the clean sheet to boot.”
Goals from Luke Masotti, Kynan Lane, Harry Issacs, Lachie Pete, Will Cooney, Mitch Jacobs and an own goal brought up the seven point tally.
“It was a good solid performance by the whole team. Everyone played their part.”
Hitting the road to play at Cowra’s Edgell Park, Barnstoneworth Saints started well. A goal from John Chapman Mortimer opened up a one goal lead at half-time for the Barnies side.
But with a shortage of subs, and an injury to Talor Sims, the Saints defence started to tire.
Cowra finished the stronger putting away four goals to finish the match 4-1.
Earlier at Cowra the newly named Barnstoneworth Beyond Blue B-Grade side noted a solid 6-0 win ovber the local side.
Three goals from Chris Davis, two to Brad Lynch and one from Damon Moses delivered the win. “Cowra never gave up and played well to the final whistle,” Barnies captain Matt Barrt said. “ All in all a great outing on a lovely field.”
The team at the top of the B-Grade table, Barnstonworth Rangers struggled with a tough match against Waratah Wolfpack on Saturday.
Under-strength, with a number of key players on the injured list and away, Rangers put on a good performance. A cracking strike in the first half by Dylan Halls, was followed in the second half by a goal from Fabien Leonard off a brilliant assist from Tori Worboys.
The final result, a two-all draw.