Following their East Riding cup victory, just over a week ago, Barmby now had the opportunity to clinch promotion and turn a good season into a great one. With Barmby and Bishop Wilton locked together on 37 points, Wilton had the superior goal difference, so a draw or better was the requirement.
Barmby’s home form has been a strength throughout this 30 game season & on a playing surface that is second to none made a confident start as Curtis Barker & Chris Tatterton both missed early chances, which would have settled the nerves. However Barmby’s defending has improved markedly in recent games and although they had to be patient waiting for a goal, Travers, Tinson, Palfreyman & Elvidge were in control of matters at the back.
The breakthrough finally arrived after 55 minutes as Curtis Barker collected a pass on the left flank, his pace took him past the full back and as he closed in on the keeper, spotted a gap by the post to confidently finish and Barmby had some breathing space at last.
To their credit, the visitors pushed for the equaliser, had a goal ruled out for offside, but Barmby were in no mood to give anything away and as the final whistle blew after a torturous afternoon, the party could start in earnest.
Next season Barmby will compete in Division Two and over the summer will look to strengthen the solid squad which already exists.