Swans act quickly to appoint new manager
6th May, 2020
Barton Town have moved quickly to find a successor to Craig Denton by appointing Rob Watson as their new manager.
Denton stepped down earlier in the week due to a change in work and personal circumstances that has seen him take a role closer to home with Toolstation NCEL Division One side Hallam.
Barton have thanked Denton for his time at the Swans where, having arrived in October, he steered the side away from a possible relegation battle into mid-table as they finished the aborted 2019/20 campaign in eleventh spot in the Premier Division.
His assistant Rob Watson has taken charge on a permanent basis and he has brought in Nathan Peat, a former Hull City player who was part of the famous FA Trophy winning North Ferriby United side in 2015, as his deputy.
Watson said: "I'm excited to get going and build on what we started last season."
(Story Source: Barton Town)
Swans mourn loss of club president
28th January, 2020
All at the Toolstation NCEL send our deepest condolences to Barton Town who have announced the passing of their club president Denis Cox.
The Swans revealed the news on social media at Tuesday lunchtime, saying: "Everyone at Barton Town Football Club are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of our club President Denis Cox.
"All our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this very difficult time.
"RIP Denis, and thank you for everything you did for the club."
(Story Source: Barton Town)
New entrance complete at Easy Buy Stadium
11th November, 2019
Toolstation NCEL Premier Division side Barton Town have announced the opening of the brand new entrance to their Easy Buy Stadium.
It will first be used this Saturday when Penistone Church are the visitors to the Swans for a league fixture.
A project which has taken two years to complete, the new entrance is at the other side of the car park, with an access road just off Pasture Road.
The former entrance via Marsh Lane will now become a pedestrian only entrance to the ground.
Swans chairman Mark Gregory told the club's website: "I have signed the contracts this week and they've been sent off to the appropriate people and we're all-ready to start using it.
"It's been two years in the making and we are so glad that the process is now completed.
"There's a lengthy list of people to thank, both the Football Foundation and North Lincs Council for their generous grants.
"Also, Easy Buy Limited for giving us extra funding, a big thank you to EC Surfacing, Cube 3, and Steve Bennett for all their work as contractors, and architects.
"Finally, a big thank you to Ian 'Sid' Durnian for assisting me in overseeing the work and for making sure everything is spot on."
Work began in August on the entrance, with a culvert being implanted to allow them to build over the ditch which runs alongside the ground.
Over the course of September and October, surfacing was laid from the turn off at Pasture Road down into the car park. A kerb was also installed to allow for people to walk safely into the ground from the Pasture Road entrance.
Finishing touches included signage from the road pointing to the Stadium, and the movement of a lamppost.
The club would like to thank everyone who has helped with the building of the new entrance and they are looking forward to welcoming you into the ground via our new entrance.
For any visiting supporters who may need new directions:
Approaching from the north, Barton upon Humber is the first exit on the A15 after the Humber Bridge. Approaching from the south, it is the last exit before the Humber Bridge.
Exit the A15 and follow the A1077 into the town. At the bottom of the hill turn right at the mini-roundabout onto Holydyke and stay on the A1077 through the Market Place (Old Mill pub on the right) towards Barrow upon Humber, past Baysgarth School (on the right), turning next left onto Falkland Way, going past Wren Kitchens (on the right).
The new entrance to the ground is at the end of Falkland Way at the junction with Pasture Road. The new postcode is DN18 5RL.
Ex-Tigers boss now in charge at Swans
30th September, 2019
Former Worksop Town manager Craig Denton has been appointed as the new boss of Toolstation NCEL Premier Division side Barton Town.
Denton (pictured with chairman Mark Gregory) led the Tigers to promotion back into the Northern Premier League last season, and replaces David Ricardo who left the Swans a week ago.
His first game in charge will be Barton's home league game with Eccleshill United on Saturday, having been present to watch the weekend 3-0 victory over Albion Sports at the Easy Buy Stadium.
Denton's assistant will be former Winterton Rangers manager Rob Watson and his coaching staff will be Ian Durnian, James Humphreys and Wayne Thompson.
A statement released on the club's website said: "We would like to welcome Craig and his team to the club and wish them the very best of luck in his time in charge of the club.
"The club would like to thank James Bennett and Ian Durnian for their hard work over the last two games taking charge of the side.
"With regard to James, the club has offered him a position within the club.
"Should James decide not to accept, we would like to wish him all the best and thank him on behalf of the whole club for his efforts while with Barton Town."
Ricardo leaves Swans
23rd September, 2019
Toolstation NCEL Premier Division side Barton Town have announced that they have parted company with their manager David Ricardo.
His departure comes following a 5-2 weekend defeat at Grimsby Borough that leaves them next-to-bottom in the table, only ahead of basement side Athersley Recreation on goal difference.
A statement was released on the Swans website on Monday afternoon that read: "On Saturday night, we made the difficult decision to relieve manager Dave Ricardo of his duties as manager of Barton Town Football Club.
"The decision comes after a poor start to the season, picking up just one league win in six.
"The club would like to place on record its sincere thanks to Dave for the hard work and dedication he gave to the club during his time in charge.
"The defining point in Dave's tenure as Swans boss was a miraculous fourteen-game unbeaten run which saw us turn from relegation candidates to a mid-table side."
Chairman Mark Gregory added: "This was a tough decision the club had to make.
"With the ambition of the club going forward we felt this was the right decision to make at this stage.
"Dave is a top bloke and I'm sure he will soon be back in a management role and I'm sure he will give another 110% to a new club like he has given us that 110%.
"It just hasn't worked out for Dave and I wish him all the best for the future and I'm sure we will remain good friends going forward."
Barton say that a new manager will be appointed in due course with James Bennett and Ian Durnian taking the reins for Tuesday's visit of Liversedge in the NCEL League Cup at the Easy Buy Stadium.
(Story Source: Barton Town)
Celebrity football team coming to Barton
22nd July, 2019
Barton Town are getting ready for the arrival of a star-studded celebrity football team that is coming to the Easy Buy Stadium this Saturday (27th) for a charity match.
A squad of TV stars, actors, musicians and ex-professional footballers (click here to see their squad list
) will be taking on a Hull City Legends Team that will be led out by legendary Tigers striker Dean Windass.
And, there will be a moment's applause before kick-off to remember Pete Skipper who led the Legends team in previous years.
The match will raise money for the Once Upon a Smile foundation that was founded in 2011 by Daniel Jillings and Danny Miller (Emmerdale actor) to provide emotional and practical support to bereaved families after it became apparent that there was a lack of support for families after the death of a loved one.
The target is to raise ?2500 and, as well as these two great teams, there will be performances by SDC Stingers Cheer Team on the pitch.
Sponsors involved in the event are Easy Buy, Jadan Press, Online Design Ltd, The Money Box, Lindsey relay, AJMS Consultants, Stipendia Payroll Solutions, Wren Kitchens, Lovelle Estate Agents, Threadgold Funeral Directors, Finnies Accountants, Lee Reid Motor Services ltd, Noble works Ltd, BG Solicitors, MD Signs, Crisp n Fresh, and Huteson's Funeral Directors.
The Swans hope to see many people coming out to show their support for this great cause, and cheer on all the players and celebrities.