Central Midlands League
Barrowby FC 0
Clifton All Whites 1
Barrowby lost their unbeaten home record, forced to make many changes due to injury and so started with a youthful 11.
But the debutants immediately showed their potential with the trickery and pace of Sheen particularly causing the visitors problems.
Warner hit the bar for the home side and he then headed over from a Sheen corner kick. Sheen drove a shot into the side netting and King went close with a volley. The visitors’ keeper kept his side in the game when he tipped Sheen’s fierce drive round the post on the stroke of half time.
The second half was a closer affair with both teams cancelling each other out. Flavell was called upon in the early stages when a Clifton player went clean through. The home keeper narrowed the angle and saved low with his legs.
Sheen broke through the Whites’ defence midway through the second half and rounded the keeper. He clipped on his way through but honourably stayed on his feet when a penalty would have been the inevitable outcome.
With the clock well past the 90 minute mark, the visitors stole the points. With the Barrowby defence backing off, a speculative effort bent round a crowded box and eluded the unsighted Flavell.
Barrowby man of the match was Billy Stubbs.