NCEL Premier Division – Staveley MWFC 5 – 0 Barton Town Old Boys
Staveley Miners Welfare (2) 5
Callum Mawbey 4
Joshua Schofield 11
Tyla Bell 67, 87, 89pen
Barton Town Old Boys (0) 0
The visitors are usually one of the top ten teams in the NCEL Premier Division but having lost most of their “Old Boys” at the start of the season they find themselves near the wrong end of the division having had to rely on a number of younger players who are still learning the game at this level…
…recent results however have given the Swans a real chance of avoiding the drop seeing them rise to eleventh place in the form table, just behind Staveley Miners Welfare so, pregame at least this wouldn’t be the walk in the park the actual table might’ve suggested.
To face the challenge the Trojans made two changes to the staring eleven with Andrew Fox making his debut in his latest spell as a Staveley player coming into the centre of midfield and Callum Mawbey came in upfront…Tom Ellis was serving a one match suspension.
Barton got the game underway and Will Waudby looked to make something of a throw in early on, but he was well marshalled by Liam Nelthorpe and Josh Madin and an attempted pass to Luke Salas in the box was easily dealt with.
But any notion that that might prelude another milestone on the visitors march to safety was put to bed as early as the fourth minute when a move started by Callum Mawbeys pass from inside his own half to send Shaun Nesbitt down the left and in behind the Barton defence resulted in a freekick just outside the left hand edge of the area as Nesbitt was bundled over by covering defender Lee Shiletto as he held the ball up waiting for reinforcements… that feekick was swung into the box by Josh Schofield where it was met at the far post by Callum Mawbey and his goal bound header was turned over his own goalline by defender Tommy Waud… it may have already been over anyway so Mawbey gets the goal.
Staveley MW 1 – 0 Barton Town OB.
Losing but with still plenty of the game to go Barton got the ball down and tried to play a style of football that was, at times easy on the eye but without managing to really trouble the Trojans defence. After eight minutes though they managed to force a save albeit a routine one from Lewis Naylor who caught Luke Salas’ shot from just right of centre of the goal after he had collected a brilliant through ball from John Hadley.
Straight after, an excellent advantage was played by referee Tom Nield who allowed the ball to run onto Callum Mawbey after Shaun Nesbitt had once again been fouled outside the area, this time by Louis Bruce. However Rick Watson, in goal did well to save Mawbeys left foot drive with his feet, but the Trojans kept the pressure on and during the same attacking sequence Craig Getliff won yet another freekick as he tried to cut inside to create a better shooting opportunity… Josh Schofield and Callum Mawbey lined it up and it looked to favour the left foot of Mawbey but Schofield took a run akin to Owen Farrell sizing up a conversion for England and “reverse clipped” the ball with his right foot over the wall and into the bottom left corner.
Staveley MW 2 – 0 Barton Town OB.
The remainder of the half was pretty even mainly due to Staveleys inability to keep hold of the ball in the attacking third which gifted a lot of possession to Barton. That said the Trojan defence only looked like being breached the once when a defensive mix up gave veteran Ryan Williams a chance to pull one back but he lobbed the crossbar from the edge of the area with the goal empty. In the periods when Staveley did manage to hold onto the ball they looked the more likely to score, the pick of the chances fell to Callum Mawbey who saw his shot from the left pushed wide and into the side netting by Rick Watson in goal, and a Shaun Nesbitt effort from the edge of the area which was headed off the line.
HT: Staveley MW 2 – 0 Barton Town OB
Staveley began to exert more control of the game and started to create more and more and should’ve been awarded a penalty, on the hour when halftime substitute Tyla Bell led the visitors defence a merry dance by controlling a high ball then rounding Lee Shilleto out left before driving for the box where he threw in one or two step overs to pass James Williamson before being bundled over by the pair of them, and a couple of headed half chances fell to Andrew Fox and Shaun Nesbitt, Josh Schofield also shot wide.
A third Trojans goal wasn’t far away though and in the sixty sixth minute Tyla Bell lead a break out and slid a delightful through ball to Shaun Nesbitt who did everything right in sliding the ball under and advancing Rick Watson who had come out to narrow the ball but he couldn’t get it past a covering Louis Bruce who cleared off the line out to Tyla Bell on the edge of the area took a touch then curled it high over everyone and watched it drop into the far corner…
Staveley MW 3 – 0 Barton Town OB.
To their credit Barton still tried to play football but if it wasn’t over already as far as the points were concerned it was when Tyla Bell added a fourth following and error by Rick Watson whose poor handling from Shaun Nesbitts cross handed it to him on a plate for a simple tap in.
Staveley 4 – 0 Barton Town OB.
There was still time for one more goal from the Trojans and another substitute Adam Colton once again showed the superb range of passing in his locker when he looked left and saw two Staveley places standing in a possible offside position but saw Shaun Nesbitt steaming through the middle and picked him out with the outside of his right boot. Nesbitt without needing to break stride drove for goal and was brought down by goalkeeper Rick Watson as he took it round him and this time Staveley were awarded a penalty. All those of a Trojan persuasion were screaming for Tyla Bell to take it but none louder than the man he had replaced at halftime…Adam Lee. #teamspirit
Bell did take the spot kick and secured a 5-0 win and his first hat trick for the club!
FT: Staveley MW 5 – 0 Barton Town OB.
Team:.1.Leiws Naylor.2.Liam Nelthorpe.(15.Ash Bartle).3.Steve Carty.4.Josh Madin.5.Ricky Hanson.6.Craig Getliff.7.Josh Schofield.8.Andrew Fox(14.Adam Colton).9.Callum Mawbey.10.Adam Lee.(12.Tyla Bell).11.Shaun Nesbitt.
Man of the match: Tyla Bell