Barrow AFC in second goalless stalemate
Last updated at 21:45, Tuesday, 14 August 2012
Blue Square Bet Premier: Hyde 0 Barrow AFC 0
BARROW AFC and Hyde shared a goalless draw at Ewen Fields in Blue Square Bet Premier.
It was a second successive 0-0 draw for the Bluebirds, who recorded the same scoreline at home against AFC Telford United in the season-opener on Saturday.
A scrappy first half, which Hyde edged, ended goalless. Barrow's only real chance of note in the first 45 minutes was an early 18-yard effort from Paul Rutherford that was easily saved by Hyde keeper David Carnell.
Hyde looked more dangerous in the final third without creating a huge amount of opportunities themselves. Scott Spencer fluffed a good chance on 32 minutes and then fizzed a low shot narrowly wide just before half-time.
The best chance of the second half fell to Hyde striker Phil Jevons on 51 minutes but his shot crashed down off the underside of the bar and, thankfully for Barrow, did not cross the line.
Barrow made one change to the side that drew 0-0 in the season-opener at home against AFC Telford United on Saturday, with midfielder Richie Baker coming in for striker Joe Jackson. That meant a change in formation to 4-5-1/4-3-3, with Adam Boyes the lone striker down the middle.
Hyde named Spencer - who had a short trial at Barrow in the summer of 2011 - up front alongside the experienced Jevons. The hosts were without suspended defender Andrew Pearson and had former Bluebirds right-back Kelvin Lomax on the bench.
Hyde (4-3-1-2): David Carnell; Josh Brizell, Adam Griffin (captain), Luke Ashworth, Robbie Williams; Alex Brown, Callum Byrne, Tunji Moses; Stefan Cox; Scott Spencer, Phil Jevons.
Subs: Ashley Frith, Daniel Douglas-Pringle, Kelvin Lomax, Grant Spencer, David McNiven.
Barrow (4-5-1/4-3-3): Danny Hurst; Mike Pearson, Gavin Skelton, Sean Hessey, Tom Anderson; James Owen, Garry Hunter, Richie Baker, Paul Rutherford, Danny Rowe; Adam Boyes. Subs: Shaun Pearson, Aaron Cole, Joe Jackson, Obi Anoruo, Vinny Mukendi.
See Wednesday's Evening Mail for report, photos and reaction
First published at 18:59, Tuesday, 14 August 2012
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Will we ever score a goal??HEE HEE HEE HEE HEE HEE HEE
Looks like 'stalemate' is the new buzz word.
What happened to 'draw'?
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