SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD Darren Kinsey helped Barnton into the Cheshire Amateur Cup final at Wincham Park on Wednesday.
Kinsey and ex-Crewe midfielder Neil Critchley scored the extra-time match-winning goals, but Heswall started brightly and took the lead after only seven minutes. Barnton's Jerry Coll lost possession and a ball over the top was finished well, giving Barnton keeper Richard Mottram no chance.
Barnton made a tactical change at half time, Critchley replacing Robinson and reverting back to their usual 4-4-2 after starting 4-5-1. And they were soon on level terms. A long Mottram ball on 50 minutes was headed on to Gehgan and he fired past the Heswell keeper from just inside the box.
It was all Barnton for the remainder of the half, but chances went begging.
As the tie went into extra time, Barnton changed one 16-year-old for another as Kinsey replaced Clint Burton. After their West Cheshire opponents had a man sent off, Barnton made them pay immediately as Coll fed Critchley, with his lay-off on the edge of the box brilliantly finished by Kinsey.
Barnton sealed victory in the dying seconds when Brodigan broke away down the left and squared for Critchley to finish from six yards out.
Broadheath 0 Barnton 4
BARNTON totally dominated against lowly Broadheath on Saturday.
Darren Kinsey put them ahead in six minutes and Aidan Brodigan increased the lead midway through the first half.
Two minutes later, Chris Gehgan added the third and Mike Sandbach completed the scoring after the break.
Garswood 1 Middlewich Town 2
MIDDLEWICH turned in as good a performance as they have this year.
'But our problem was that we huffed and puffed around goal. We hit the bar twice but didn't make their keeper make a save,' said boss Terry Murphy.
Joey Roberts and Les Miranda were the strikers denied by the woodwork in the first half - and, appropriately, they turned out to be the heroes late on.
Firstly though, Rob Corcoran headed into his own net and that was the key for Town to up the tempo. They dominated the rest of the game but did not score until the last 10 minutes, when Roberts volleyed home and Miranda turned in a John Hurst through ball.
In Division Two, WITTON RES drew 3-3 at Malpas in a dress rehearsal for the League Cup final.
Adam Clarke put them ahead before Tommy Lloyd, player-boss and ex-Witton striker, scored and urged Malpas into a 3-1 lead. Jon Edwards won a penalty and provided the cross for two Christie Forde goals to square things.
LOSTOCK GRALAM went down 4-0 at Sidac Sports and MIDDLEWICH went top of the Reserves Division, beating Garswood 5-0.
Saturday: Two - Winsford Res v Sidac; Reserves - Styal v Barnton.
A Middlewich or Northwich derby final is on the cards in the Mid Cheshire FA Amateur Cup. Saturday's semi-finals are: Northwich Res v Middlewich Town, Middlewich Res v Witton Res. THERE was no joy for the Mid-Cheshire clubs in the Crewe & District League on Saturday.
WINNINGTON AVENUE lost 2-0 at home to Bentley and WINSFORD IPC crashed 3-0 at home to Sandbach.
Saturday: Congleton v Avenue Res, IPC v Bentley.