Gamble backfires for Barmby Moor

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York Minster Engineering League Division Three

F1 Racing 3

Barmby Moor 1

Barmby’s form away from home has been quite dismal in the league this season and this was their third defeat to date. The performance, however, deserved so much more.

The first 30 minutes were all one-way traffic as Barmby enjoyed the bulk of possession. Chances were created, with Tatterton and Barker going close, and Liam Booth’s shot from distance needed a good save by the home keeper. Nik Palfreyman stole forward from the back and his angled shot just cleared the bar, but F1 Racing’s first meaningful attack broke the deadlock after 30 minutes and, on the stroke of half-time, they doubled their lead to leave Barmby a mountain to climb.

Goal-scoring has not been Barmby’s strong suit this season and Curtis Barker missed a great opportunity to pull a goal back straight from the re-start of the second half.

Barmby gambled, switching the wide players and, at times, were caught short at the back as they chased the game. With 12 minutes remnaining, Nik Palfreyman’s header from a corner pulled a goal back but, just a couple of minutes later, Barmby’s hopes of a comeback were snuffed out as a strike from distance made the game safe for the home side.

Barmby have a free week before taking on Crayke in the York FA Cup on 26 November, at home.