BARTON overcame a formidable Chesterfield pack to book their place in the third round of the Junior Vase.
Stand-in skipper Jon Higgins said: “It’s another great win to what has been a real promising start to our season against a good rugby outfit in Chesterfield.
“The guys who filled in for regular first teamers really stood out and put their hands up for starting spots for the rest of the season – which is great for the club as a whole.
“We need to concentrate on the league, and hopefully more wins like this in the cup will be just reward for our dedication and commitment in training.”
Barton started with a flourish, with Higgins putting Dave Palin in at the corner.
Bartonmaintained their attacking intent, but handling errors from both sides allowed Chesterfield to get a foothold in the game with their pack power.
However, Barton’s defence stayed solid throughout – despite conceding a few unnecessary penalties which Chesterfield converted.
The ever-present Martin Woolston and Jon Shum continued their fine scoring form by clinically putting away some well-worked tries to keep Barton in control.
Man-of-the-match Shaun Leek bulldozed through at the start of the second period, before Jon Shum produced another one of his trademark bursts down the left wing to see off three defenders and scramble over the line.
Chesterfield hit back and their dominance in the scrum was rewarded with a penalty try.
However, Barton had the last word with their forwards tackling everything in sight and making a crucial turnover.
The ball was sent through hands to put full-back Dave Cleary in at the corner. Jamie Maxwell added the extras with a superb kick to end the cup tie.