York Minster Engineering League Division Three
Just three weeks ago, Barmby left Fulford empty-handed as the hosts grabbed a late winner, but the return fixture gave Barmby the opportunity for revenge.
For the second week running, Barmby’s team spirit, fitness and sound defensive work was enough to see them through with the same scoreline.
Fulford were impressive over the early stages, enjoying the majority of possession but rarely testing Suggitt in goal.
Midway through the first half, Mounser created some space for Matty Beevers to hit a low shot, clipping the post before entering the net, in what turned out to be the game’s decisive moment.
Whereas, in the first half, Fulford were patient, trying to probe for openings with neat passing, the second half saw a different approach as the visitors used a long ball tactic which was food and drink for Barmby’s back four of Hall, Palfreyman, Elvidge and Travers, who all had the ability to deal with the aerial threat.
Beevers and Durkin were outstanding in central midfield, with Barker and Peach working the flanks effectively to create chances. Barmby looked dangerous on the break, with Chris Tatterton at the pivotal point of most of Barmby’s attacking moves.
One moment of alarm came when, with 10 minutes remaining, a high ball saw Suggitt come to collect and the ball ended up in the net.
The referee took his time amidst the confusion and Barmby were awarded a free kick, for obstruction.
These were three hard-earned points against highly-rated opposition and Barmby need to keep producing for next week’s visit by Selby Olympia.