Bostik Premier: Wynter is coming as Potters Bar Town spring to instant success
PUBLISHED: 14:05 13 August 2018 | UPDATED: 14:11 13 August 2018
A debut goal from Dernell Wynter 10 minutes from time gave Potters Bar Town the perfect start to life in the Bostik Premier as they won 1-0 at Burgess Hill Town.
The former St Albans City and Braintree Town striker got on the end of an inch-perfect Billy Adcock cross to flick the winner beyond Josh James and send the travelling Bar army into raptures.
It had looked like the game was heading to a no-score draw, one which wouldn’t have been too bad for the Scholars in their first game at step three, and especially considering it was away from the Pakex.
But the whole performance as well as the result will have delighted the management team.
Bar opened brightly with Chris Doyle latching on to a ball from Lee O’Leary only to see his driven effort blocked.
Keegan Cole, another making his debut for Potters, followed-up but that too was blocked.
The Hillians offered little in the first 15 minutes as O’Leary and the equally industrious Adcock kept control of midfield with Sandro Costa Dias Fernandes and Wynter as well as full backs Chris Doyle and Andy Lomas causing problems wide.
As Bar continued to push forward it was Wynter who found space to twist, turn and shoot but he put the ball wide.
With 23 minutes gone a fine ball from Cole found Sandro with time to shoot but the advancing defence forced him to push the shot past the post.
Moments later another Cole corner found Steve Brown free in the area but again it went the wrong side of the upright.
A quick home break on the half-hour resulted in a corner from which Gary Charman’s header needed to be scrambled away by the solid Bar defence.
With the first half drawing to a close Potters Bar almost took the lead but a long range effort from Sandro was brilliantly tipped over by Burgess Hill man of the match, goalkeeper James.
The opening to the second half was a cagey affair until around the hour mark when O’Leary’s long-range effort was well saved as the home keeper was brought into action once again.
Bar continued to press with Eoin Casey, Sandro and Wynter causing difficulties for the home defence but it was James Budden who came closest, his glancing header going just past the post.
The Scholars’ first home game is tomorrow (Tuesday) when Kingstonian are the visitors and they are back at the Pakex on Saturday for a game with Whitehawk.