Second plays thirds in the Evo-Stik League Southern Division One Central this weekend when Farnborough take on Barton Rovers at Sharpenhoe Road.


The Yellows head to Bedfordshire for this second time this week, looking to maintain their seven game unbeaten run, dating back to 28 February.

Farnborough traveled to Kempston Rovers in midweek and came away with a creditable point from a goalless draw, with Manager Spencer Day only having thirteen available players at his disposal.

Boro’ hosted Barton Rovers on 15 January and won 4-0 at The Rushmoor Community Stadium with goals from Perry Coles, Nic Ciardini and departed duo, Eddie Smith and Sam Shaban.

The Yellows hope to welcome back a few faces into the squad for Saturday’s big game with our potential Play-Off rivals.

Farnborough last time out (vs Kempston Rovers): Zaki Oualah (gk), Jack Barton, CJ Fearn (Capt), Josh Huggins, Curtis Osano, Sam Pearce, Scott Donnelly, Pat Cox, Perry Coles, Jamie Cureton, Nic Ciardini; Ethan Allen, John Oyenuga and Aaron Bufton (gk).


Farnborough were held to a goalless draw at Kempston Rovers in midweek

Barton Rovers

Barton Rovers are currently ten points behind second placed Farnborough, with both sides having three more League games to play after this weekend.

Jimmy Gray’s side had to come from behind to win 2-1 at fellow Play-Off contenders, Marlow, courtesy of goals form Jimmy Hartley, Connor Calcutt.

Speaking after last weekends victory, Manager, Jimmy Gray told “We were a class act. For the lads to have to deal with setback after setback and keep their cool was amazing.

“I couldn’t fault anyone for effort and total commitment, all of them gave 100 per cent and left that pitch drained but with a well deserved buzz about them.”

Barton Rovers from: Tom Coulton (gk), Tom Smith, Paul Andrews (Capt), Kay Bola, Steve Gentle, Howie Hall, Danny Hutchins, Lee Close, Jack Keating, Charlie Smith, Elliot Bailey, Jimmy Hartley, Michael Malcolm, Connor Calcutt and Aaron Fulton (gk).


Barton Rovers lost 0-4 at The Rushmoor Community Stadium in January

Match Officials

Saturday’s Referee is Stephen Bates (St Albans) and his Assistants are Mario Stetakovic (Enfield) and James Kerten (Enfield).

Match Information

Date: Saturday 8 April 2017

Kick Off: 3pm

Competition: Evo-Stik League Southern Division One Central Fixture

Stadium Address: Barton Rovers Football Club, Sharpenhoe Road, Barton-le-Clay, Bedfordshire, MK45 4SD.

Admission prices for both Home and Away supporters are:

  • Adult £8
  • OAP’s and Under 16’s £4

The Ground

Our Ground is open at 1pm for Saturday games. The Clubhouse sells a selection of real ales, lagers and soft drinks along with hot and cold food. If any of you have special dietary needs please let us know. We will also be showing all of this seasons live Sky and BT sport games on our big screens. All supporters and guests are welcome prior to the game.

Directions to Sharpenhoe Road

From Kent, Essex, South Coast or outer London.
Pick up the M25 motorway until either junction 21 for the M1 motorway or junction 23 for the A1 (M) whichever is more convenient or preferred. Then, follow separate directions below for selected route.

M1 route (especially from central London). Also from Milton Keynes, Northampton and the North.
Take the M1 motorway until Junction 12, which is signposted Woburn. From London, turn right at the top of the slip road, (from the North turn left). Proceed on the A5120 for approximately 1½ miles and then take the 2nd turning on the right, which is signposted Harlington and Barton. Follow this road through the small villages of Harlington and Sharpenhoe and after approximately 4 miles you will reach Barton. Proceed past the old entrance to the ground (now pedestrian access only) until you reach the mini roundabout at the bottom of the road. Turn right and proceed approximately 400 yards until you see an area of playing fields on the right. Turn right into the concrete driveway adjacent to these fields and follow round into the club’s car park.

A1 (M) route. Also from Hitchin, Stevenage, Letchworth etc.
From the M25 junction at South Mimms take the A1 (M) until the 2nd A602 junction which is signposted Hitchin. Leave the Motorway onto slip road, and at the roundabout at the bottom, take the 1st exit, which is signposted Hitchin (A602). Continue on this road, (the Little Wymondley by-pass) until you enter Hitchin. Then follow the signs for the A505 to Luton until you reach a mini roundabout.Take the right fork (3rd exit) which is signposted B655 to Barton-Le-Clay. Follow this road for 5 miles through the villages of Pegsdon and Hexton until you reach Barton. Follow the road round until you reach a T-junction which is the old A6 road. Turn left here and after 150 yards turn right into a concrete driveway adjacent to some playing fields. Follow this round into the club’s car park.

From Luton and Dunstable. Also Aylesbury and Leighton Buzzard.
Travel along the A6 road heading northwards towards Bedford and proceed along this road until you reach the Barton cutting. Mid-way down the cutting take the slip road marked B655 to Barton. Follow this road until you reach some playing fields on the left. Before you reach the 1st house on the left, turn left into the concrete driveway which is adjacent to these fields and follow the drive round into the club’s car park. As an alternative from Dunstable (the end of Leighton Buzzard by-pass from Aylesbury) you can travel through Houghton Regis, Sundon and Streatley until you meet the A6 at the top of the cutting then follow the middle part of above directions.

From Bedford and North Bedfordshire.
Pick up at the A6 road towards Luton and carry on along the Elstow and Wilstead by-passes then through the village of Clophill and along the Silsoe by-pass. As you enter Barton (approximately 14 miles from Bedford) you will come to a roundabout. Take the 2nd exit marked Barton-Le-clay. Cross over the next mini roundabout and proceed through the middle of the village as if you were re-joining the old A6 road to Luton. Just past the last house on the right (opposite the village memorial) you will see an area of playing fields with a concrete driveway adjacent to them. Turn right into this driveway and follow it round into the club’s car park.

For any other directions or questions please do not hesitate to contact Barton Rovers FC on 01582 707772.

Enjoy the game!

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