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PREVIEW | Barton Town (A)

The final outing of 2019 is on the horizon as AFC are entertained by Barton Town.

Matt Chatfield's side haven't played a game of football for over two weeks, with games against Garforth Town and Eccleshill United both postponed due to waterlogged pitches over the past two weekends.

The Bulls could leapfrog Bottesford to 18th in the NCEL Premier Division table if victorious on Saturday afternoon.

The tie kicks off at the Easy Buy Stadium at 3pm.


Last Time Out

It was another night of frustration in AFC's last time out, taking a point away from Goole despite being 2-0 up within 20 minutes.

Sublime goals from Luke Walker and Ross Duggan gave the Bulls a flying start, but the hosts hit back and eventually levelled late on through joint-manager Terence Barwick.


The Opposition

Hosts Barton, like AFC, have struggled for real form as of late, finding themselves also in the bottom half of the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division.

But since the arrival of former Worksop Town boss Craig Denton, the Swans have been much more difficult to beat, with Town now unbeaten in five, since the end of October. Denton has only suffered three defeats from nine outings as Swans manager.


Team News

The unscheduled break between fixtures could prove to be a blessing in disguise for Matt Chatfield, providing a much needed rest for the injury-hit Bulls squad.

A trio of new signings could also make their debuts for AFC.


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