Barnton’s 11-1 win over Whitchurch Alport on Easter Monday was only the second time that score has been recorded in NWCFL history.

The other previous occurence was on 10th Jan 1998, when Fleetwood Freeport beat Stantondale by the same score in a Division Two game.

One other point worth mentioning on the game is in relation to the times of the last three goals Barnton scored. We have no complete records on goal times for every game in league history going back to 1982, but it is fair to say that there won’t have been many instances in the past of a player scoring three goals with the times all recorded as being in the 90th minute, as Kevin Towey acheived.

It is the fourth time that a team has scored 11 goals in a game in League history, as there have also been two 11-0 victories in the past – Maine Road v Newton (Division Two) on the 29th October 1988, and Wigan Robin Park v Ashton Town (Division One) on the 21st April 2012.


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