Heanor Town beaten for second time in 15 games as Barton Town Old Boys take the win

High-flying Heanor Town were beaten for just the second time in 15 games when Barton Town Old Boys left The Town Ground with a 2-1 win on Saturday.

The visitors started well and forced three saves from Ian Deakin within the first five minutes, three low saves coming within a 60 second spell to ensure an early lead wasn’t on the cards.

Heanor Town V Barton Town Old Boys'Heanor, Derbyshire DE75 7EN'29th November 2014''Heanor Town's Courey Grantham fires in a shot.''Picture by Dan Westwell

Heanor Town V Barton Town Old Boys'Heanor, Derbyshire DE75 7EN'29th November 2014''Heanor Town's Courey Grantham fires in a shot.''Picture by Dan Westwell

It was the great link up play between Matt Richards and Gary Ricketts that saw Heanor take the lead on nine minutes,.

Richards split the Swans defence with a perfectly weighted pass to Ricketts who placed the ball past White with consummate ease.

The visitors were level on 23 minutes when Barton’s top scorer Scott Phillips broke the offside trap and chipped over Deaki.

Courey Grantham should have put Heanor back in the lead on 38 minutes but his header was held by White.

Shortly before the hour, Debrouwer saw his 25-yard free -kick deflected wide for a corner as the home side pushed for the lead.

But it was Barton who took the lead when Ashley Lattimore fired powerfully first-time at goal which flew into the net.

Grantham saw another Heanor chance come and go as he fired powerfully, but far too high.

Heanor chose to go all out attack for the final 20 minutes of the match but with Barton becoming very compact and moving centre forward Gareth Barlow to join the defence it wasn’t to be Heanor’s day.

Heanor Town FC: Deakin, Marriott, Shaw, Jones, Henshaw, Hawes (Strzyzewski 37), Debrouwer, Booth (Hall 46), Ricketts, Richards (Andrews 52), Grantham.

Unused Substitutes: Wells, Thompson.

Attendance: 168