Barwell topple top team in the league
THE game got off to a slow start, with Barwell’s Tom Bates having the first chance on 15 minutes against Shaw Lane writes Luke Pawley.
Midway through the first half, Jake Heath’s free-kick crashed against the crossbar to keep the scores level. Michael Townsend and Owen Story also had great chances but the sides went in level at the break.
Shaw Lane were nowhere near their league-leading form throughout the game, and will be disappointed with their efforts in Leicestershire. They succumbed to Barwell’s persistent pressure on 58 minutes when Story wriggled into the box and the ball fell loose for Matt Stenson to smash home. The former Leicester Road striker was a great threat throughout the whole game and took his goal well.
The visitors upped their game a little towards the end with Chib Chilala and Spencer Harris going close, but the home side thoroughly deserved their victory.
Barwell: Castle, Towers, Nisevic, Stanley, Townsend (c), Julien, Story, Heath, Perry, Stenson (Seal 84’), Bates (Whitmore 77’)
Unused subs: Turner, Gilchrist, Hadland. Man of the Match: Matt Stenson