Jarrow Roofing boss Richie McLoughlin was frustrated to see his side eliminated from the FA Cup in the extra preliminary round at the hands of Barnoldswick Town.
Roofing took an early lead through Dennis Knight in the 21st minute before Barnoldswick equalised thanks to Mark Threlfall and Jake Lloyd gave them the lead in the 39th minute. A Daniel Boyle penalty in the 66th minute rounded off the victory for the home side.
“I was very disappointed,” McLoughlin said.
”They weren’t a bad side and they were well organised, but I don’t think they have the level of players that we have. We’ve got the players to win games like that and it should have been comfortable for us.
“At 1-0 I thought we should be easily seeing the game out, but we’ve made daft mistakes with their goals and that’s what’s cost us. When they did get their goals, they really got on top and looked the better side while we just completely folded.”
The Roofers looked the better team in the opening exchanges and that was rewarded when Knight smashed in the opening goal after seeing his free-kick blocked by the Barnoldswick wall. The rebound fell back to Knight who emphatically put Roofing in the lead with his second attempt.
The lead didn’t last for long as Threlfall took advantage of a lack of communication in the Roofing defence ten minutes later. Threlfall was played into the penalty area and was faced with Shaun Newbrook racing out of the Jarrow Roofing goal, Threlfall took the ball around the goalkeeper and calmly slotted it into the net.
Llyod put the Lancashitre outfit in front shortly after and turned the game on its head with a ferocious shot from just outside of the penalty area.
The second half saw Roofing rediscover a sense of urgency as they tried to drag themselves back into the game. Olly Martin and David Palmer replaced Chris Winn and Ethan Wood before Ryan Burton was brought on in place of the injured Paul Garthwaite towards the end of the match.
Roofing’s best chance of the second half fell to Palmer but his effort, which looked to be heading on target, was cleared by a Barnoldswick defender.
The home side extended their lead through Boyle’s penalty after Anth Myers was adjudged to have fouled a Barnsoldwick attacker inside the penalty area. Boyle stepped up and sent Newbrook the wrong way with his spot-kick and put the game beyond Roofing’s reach.
Despite the disappointing result and performance, McLoughlin is confident his side will bounce back for next weekend’s league opener at home to Shildon.
“They’ll learn from the mistakes they’ve made in this game and they won’t be so complacent next week. We didn’t deserve anything from the game today but Barnoldswick did.”
- Dan Robinson
Silentnight Beds Stadium
|1. Shaun Newbrook|
|2. Ross Toward|
|3. Daryll Donnelly|
|4. Anth Myers|
|5. Dan Kirkup|
|6. Shaun Vipond|
|7. Lee Kerr|
|9. Chris Winn|
|10. Dennis Knight||Goal|
|22. Paul Garthwaite|
|15. Ethan Wood|
|11. David Palmer||Sub15|
|16. Ryan Burton||Sub22|
|17. Olly Martin||Sub9|