Lincolnshire Junior Cup
Tetney Rovers 0
Barrowby FC 1
Barrowby Swans progressed to the quarter-finals of the Lincs Cup on Saturday with a hard fought victory on the East Coast.
Swans skipper Jones won the toss and chose to play against the wind for the first half. Immediately, the home side pressed and won a string of corners and Flavell was called into action on 12 minutes to brilliant tip a header over the bar.
McDonald tried his best to get the ball down and play through the centre of the park and it was he who went close to breaking the deadlock on 36 minutes when his long range effort narrowly went over. Clarke also tested the keeper on 39 minutes but his low drive from a free kick was well held.
The Barrowby defence were resolute through most of the half and battled the conditions to protect their clean sheet. The game was turned on its head on the verge of half time when Tetney went down to 10 men after a clear punch to the face of Jones.
The early part of the second half saw the Swans frustrated by the home side putting many men behind the ball, but the breakthrough eventually came on 56 minutes. Tyndall collected the ball midway in the Tetney half and jinked his way into the box, evading several challenges. His attempted chip hit the looming keeper and rebounded back, allowing Tyndall to roll into an empty net.
Barrowby continued to press but could not find a way past the Tetney back four. A lovely passing move on 87 minutes ended with Loveridge breaking free, but his fierce effort from an angle smashed against the bar.
Swans were rewarded with a quarter-final home draw against Swineshead Institute on January 11. Kick-off will be 1.30pm.
Barrowby’s man of the match was James Walmsley.