Rovers kept up their recent revival in form and took the points in a great fought out game against an Aylesbury team that hadn't been beaten in 8 league games.
Aylesbury started the brighter of the two sides and camped out in Rovers half for the 1st ten mins. The visitors had a goal disallowed after 9 mins with a late offside flag. This spurned Rovers on and a great through ball from Aaron Lansiquot found Rhys Hoenes unmarked in the box and with a deft lob beat the advancing keeper to put the home side 1-0 up on 19 mins. Both sides went at it and chances were shared, the best coming from Barton's Bobby Dance who fired ferociously at the side netting. Rovers went 2-0 up on 42 mins when a Hoenes shot took a wicked deflection off Jermaine Hall's rear and ended up in the back of the net, not a classic goal but great build up play led to it. Aylesbury were unlucky not to pull one back on the stroke of half time but home keeper Richard Wilmot pulled off a great save from close range to keep his clean sheet intact.
The 2nd half started at an even greater pace than the 1st with Aylesbury now even more hungry to pull something from the game. With resolute defending and wasted chances the visitors were kept at bay and Rovers extended their lead on the hour mark when Bobby Dance converted from the penalty sport after Aylesbury's keeper had brought down Rhys Hoenes in the box, 3-0 Barton 60 mins gone. Aylesbury game themselves a life line a minute later with a Wayne O'sullivan goal pulling it back to 3-1. Barton now struggling to do anything but defend conceded again on 69 mins from a Brian Haule strike that beat keeper Wilmot low down. Rovers now had 20 mins to hold on and they did, standing firm and digging deep. The game ended with 22 exhausted players that had done both sides proud but on the day Rovers were worthy winners 3-2.
Manager Dan Kennoy commented after " The lads all gave 100% today and I could not ask for more. Aylesbury were unbeaten in the last 8 league games and the way they came at us this evening showed why. We defended well and took our chances which was the difference between the two side. We go again on Saturday away to Biggleswade who are also in great form but will take confidence from this win and hope to build on it"