Barton Rovers

Club Profile

First Played: 1984-5

Win Rate: 91% (from 11 games)

Last Updated: 26 May 2023

Now more familiar as a pre-season date, Boro’s competitive head-to-head record against Barton Rovers is almost perfect. We opened our account with a pair of 2-1 wins during the 1984-5 Servowarm League Division Two North season; doing the league double over ’em again the following season. It was on our return in 1988 after two seasons in Division One that Rovers finally got something off us; a 1-1 draw spoiling our 100% record forever. We may be left waiting a while to see if we’ll be picking that back up. But you never know…


Barton Rovers: The Facts

Sharpenhoe Road
Barton-Le-Clay, Bedfordshire, MK45 4SD


Who are Barton Rovers?

Barton Rovers played village football for the first chunk of their existence; the club originally forming back in 1898. In fact, it wouldn’t be until after World War Two that horizons would be broadened. For the 1946-7 season, Rovers signed up to the Luton and District League; moving up(?) to the South Midlands League in 1954. In this new competition, they won Division Two at its first attempt – and then repeated the trick in Division One the season after. This placed them in the Premier Division.

A blip in 1963 saw them relegated – but they weren’t away for long. The 1964-5 campaign delivered their second Division One title and a return to the top flight of the South Midlands League. And things became much more stable. Well, that’s an understatement. Between 1971 and 1973, they won three straight titles; taking a break for a year in 1974 and then winning five more back-to-back championships. There was an FA Vase final appearance in 1978 for good measure too. But that didn’t end in success.

Such dominance of the South Midlands League meant Rovers would join the Isthmian League in 1979. It was, admittedly, a bit more of a challenge; the club getting its only promotion in the competition in 1994 to reach Division One. Remaining at that level until 2001, relegation then reared its ugly head and Rovers would only spend another three seasons in the Isthmian League. In 2004, they made the decision to take part in the Southern League.

Barton Rovers: Record vs Boro'

Pl W D L F A GD Pts* WR%
Overall 11 10 1 0 26 4 22 28 91%
Home 6 6 0 0 17 2 15 15 100%
Away 5 4 1 0 9 2 7 13 80%
League 10 9 1 0 23 4 19 28 90%
Cup 1 1 0 0 3 0 3 n/a 100%

* league points only

Barton Rovers: Result-by-Result (Boro' Scoring First)

Saturday 16 March 1991

Saturday 27 October 1990

Monday 12 February 1990

Saturday 20 January 1990

Tuesday 22 August 1989

Saturday 18 March 1989

Tuesday 01 November 1988

Thursday 01 May 1986

Monday 03 February 1986

Tuesday 02 April 1985

Saturday 09 March 1985

Saturday 19 January 1980

Saturday 08 December 1979

Sunday 11 March 1979

Sunday 17 December 1978

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How to get to Barton Rovers – Travel Information – Distance: 14 miles

By Road

This is a nice simple trip for you here. Make your way across to Hitchin on the A602 and then switch to the A505 towards Luton. Goright at the smaller roundabout onto the B655 for the next 6.4 miles. This will take you to Barton-le-Clay. Turn left onto Luton Road and the ground is on the right.

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There is a reasonable car park at the stadium. It shouldn’t be too difficult to get a space if you’re driving across.

By Rail

Sadly, we drew a blank here. The train isn’t an option as the nearest station is probably Hitchin. And that’s six miles back…

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