Date: Mon 22 Jan 2024

By Andy Poole


Grant making a contribution

The battle in the lower reaches of the Pitching In Southern League Division One Central is getting interesting.

Saturday saw Barton Rovers secure an important win as the came from behind to beat Aylesbury United 4-2 and in doing so, leapfrog their opponents.

Having gone a goal down midway through the opening period, a couple of corners from Cheyce Grant - the first of which went straight in and the second was touched in on the line - turned the scoreline around to make it 2-1 before the break and whilst they were pegged back just before the hour mark, late goals from Taylor Rhiney and Tom Silford secured victory.

“First and foremost we were pleased to get the win,” Grant told us. “To come from behind in what was such an important game for both clubs show great character and, as a forward, to make a contribution in terms of assists and getting on the scoresheet always feels good.

“The squad here is very good with quality players all over the pitch. As a team, I feel that our performances have been generally good, but we haven’t been able to turn enough of them into wins, which is always frustrating.

“I know that there is a lot more to come from me and hopefully I can build on Saturday’s performance and follow it up with more goals.”

It was in November that the 23 year-old swapped Kings Langley for the Rovers, and having previously played for a number of other teams at this level, he knows all about the demands of Division One Central.

“It’s a very balanced League this year,” he added. “There are a lot of teams that are similar and everyone is capable of beating each other, which makes for an extremely competitive League.

“We have to make sure that we can kick-on from this now; it’s about trying to get on a run to accumulate as many points as we can.

“It’s my job to provide the goals and assists for us to be able to do this and after Saturday, I am feeling confident and can’t wait for the next game to come around.”

That next game sees a home encounter with Stotfold on Tuesday before they head to Grant’s former club at the weekend.

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