Bostik Premier: Winless run continues as Potters Bar Town are pegged back by Bognor Regis Town
PUBLISHED: 08:56 02 October 2018 | UPDATED: 08:56 02 October 2018
Potters Bar Town are still looking for their first win since August but will be wondering how they never managed to get three points after the visit of Bognor Regis Town.
The Scholars led 2-0 at half-time and deservedly so but the Rocks came out fighting and eventually levelled the game up at 2-2.
It means Bar have gone six games since tasting a victory in the league but the performance against the south coast outfit will give them plenty of confidence going forward.
It was a thoroughly entertaining affair for the 218 inside the Pakex Stadium with the first-half dominated by the hosts.
And it could have been more, with Bognor simply unable to cope with the pace and strength of the Bar front men.
The visitors had opened brightly with Tommy Block forcing Berkley Laurencin into a fine save as early as the first minute but from there it was Potters Bar who looked the more dangerous.
They had big shouts for a penalty after 10 minutes following a push on Billy Adcock but the referee waved play on.
However, any grumbles were soon forgotten about just two minutes later as Eoin Casey rose highest at the back post to head home a Keagan Cole corner.
The lead was deservedly doubled before half-time with Cole again showing his prowess from set-pieces.
This time though he didn’t need anybody else’s help as he fired home an excellent free-kick from outside the box.
But Bognor, who were a National South club last season and went into the game undefeated, are as tough as their nickname suggests.
And they were soon back in the game when Daniel Smith took advantage of a loose pass in midfield and raced clear before shooting low and just inside the right post beyond Laurencin.
The Scholars almost extended the lead on 69 minutes but Cole was thwarted by a goal-line clearance by Block as he raced in on goal.
Further chances fell to the industrious Dernell Wynter and Femi Ogunsola for the home side but Bognor got their equaliser with 12 minutes to go, Harvey Whyte cutting inside and hitting a curling shot inside the left post.
Bar were back in action last night (Tuesday) at Brightlingsea Regent after the Potters Bar Edition went to press.