MATCH REPORT | Silsden AFC 5-0 Barton Town


Silsden AFC 5-0 Barton Town

NCEL Premier Division

Tuesday 12th September

The Office Interiors Stadium


A stunning Silsden performance saw us run out 5-0 winners against Barton Town and climb to the top of the NCEL Premier Division last night.

Goals for Isaac Baldwin and Casey Stewart came either side of a second-consecutive hat-trick for summer signing Kayle Price who takes his tally to 8 for the season.

A fifth win in a row for Sils who have turned their fortunes around after a mixed start to the campaign.

Off the back of Saturday’s thumping 9-1 triumph, we wasted no time getting on the front foot as Price headed narrowly wide from a Jake Maltby centre.

The visitors weren’t without their chances however, with experienced centre half Adam Clayton being forced into an impressive goalline clearance following a Tom Waudby header.

Casey Stewart looked to continue his great start to life in red and black, a dipping, low strike from range rattling the post on the 20 minute mark.

We would take the lead just moments later, a loose ball fell to fullback Baldwin who rifled home a powerful strike from inside the penalty area.

Last Saturday, Silsden were already four goals up by the half hour mark, that minute would prove significant again last night too.

A driving run forward from Clayton followed by a slide-rule pass through to Price ended with the striker curling a wonderful left footed effort into the top corner.

On 34 minutes Stewart was once again a lick of paint away from scoring as another thunderous effort rattled the Barton crossbar, whilst at the other end Kyle Trenerry made a solid stop with his legs to maintain our two goal cushion.

The game would be put to bed before the break thanks to two quickfire goals from Kayle Price.

His first, a close range tap-in following a great low cross from Luke Brooksbank whilst his second was the pick of the bunch, turning brilliantly inside the box before unleashing a strike that curled away from the keeper and into the top right-hand corner.

A 15-minute hattrick for Kayle who makes it trebles in back-to-back games.

After the break, we didn’t rest on our laurels and went in search of more goals, Brooky going close on a number of occasions but unlucky not to find the target.

As in the first half, Stewart looked dangerous with his shots from distance, the Barton keeper making a great diving save to keep one out midway through the half.

Casey’s persistence would pay off on 80 minutes.

His 25-yard strike whistled into the top corner, leaving the keeper little chance and putting the cherry on the cake of a superb Sils performance.

14 goals in two games has seen us shoot right up the table and we now sit in top spot with 18 points from our nine fixtures so far.

Next up is a trip to Scunthorpe on Saturday to take on Bottesford Town, lets hope we can keep up our fantastic form and bring all three points back to West Yorkshire with us!