All-square for seconds

Barton 0

Matlock Baileans 2nds 0

After getting 2012 off to a winning start with two victories, Matlock Baileans 2nds travelled to Uttoxeter to play a team from a league above them – Barton – in the hope of seeking victory for the third week running.

The game began with both teams struggling to find their feet in the windy weather.

However, after settling down, Matlock strung some chances together.

After 20 mintues, Frankie Price showed great skills, running down the left side to find forward Sarah Evans, who hit the post and was denied a goal.

Matlock fought on and piled on the pressure with great passes in midfield between Marie Cowie and Becky Mead.

The second half came and Matlock looked solid in defence with Chris Poyser the goalie and defenders Ruth Whittaker, Dib Moor and Holly Smedley only conceding one short corner during the whole game. Barton retaliated by stringing together some passes of their own in midfield, only to be confronted by Charlotte Horton, who was on form with her tackles.

The full-time whistle went and the game ended 0-0.