Ryan Rowe's early penalty, given for a trip on Matt Dodd, put Stourbridge ahead, but they survived a scare midway through the half when Matt Gould dived to his left to save Ryan Robbins' penalty, and then spurned a chance to double the advantage close to the break when Jordan Archer broke clear but shot over the bar, whilst Kyle Perry was close to putting Barwell back level as his attempted lob was only just off target.
The visitors were awarded another penalty ten minutes into the second half and this time Perry made no mistake to level things up. Owen Story hit the post shortly afterwards, and then Gould saved well from Tom Bates, but it was Stour who found what turned out to be the winner when the returning Tom Tonks, on as substitute, hurled in one of his trademark long throws which the Canaries defence could not deal with, allowing another substitute, Josh Cooke, to hammer home.
Stuart Pierpoint was forced into a last-ditch tackle to deny ex-Glassboy Jake Heath three minutes from time, and then visiting captain Michael Townsend collected a second yellow card as he tugged back Dodd as Stour saw the game out to move up to second in the Premier Division table.
The Glassboys are at home again this SUNDAY, 17th September, when we welcome St Ives Town in the Emirates FA Cup Second Qualifying Round. Kick-off is at 3.00 pm.
We then travel to either Mickleover Sports (Evo-Stik Premier) or St Ives Town (FA Cup replay) on Tuesday 19th September. Kick-off will be at 7.45 pm. Travel details can be found at the following link:
The Youth Team also played on Monday evening, picking up a 3-3 draw away to Worcester City.
Their next fixture is away to Hereford on Monday 18th September in the FA Youth Cup. The match will take place at Edgar St and kick-off is at 7.45 pm.
The Glassgirls lost 0-3 at home to Solihull United on Sunday. They are without a match next weekend, but will be at home to Redditch United on Sunday 24th September at Greenfields. Kick-off is at 2.00 pm and admission will be free.
MIDWEEK RESULT & FIXTURES
Monday 11th September
STOURBRIDGE 2-1 Barwell
Tuesday 12th September
Ashton United v Lancaster City
Coalville Town v Hednesford Town
Farsley Celtic v Grantham Town
Halesowen Town v Witton Albion
Matlock Town v Mickleover Sports
Nantwich Town v Marine
Rushall Olympic v Sutton Coldfield Town
Stalybridge Celtic v Buxton
Warrington Town v Stafford Rangers
Whitby Town v Shaw Lane
Workington v Altrincham
Updated 17:03 - 17 Sep 2017 by Steven Coney