Bostik Premier: Eoin on the case as Potters Bar Town gain narrow win over Lewes

PUBLISHED: 12:10 15 October 2018 | UPDATED: 12:13 15 October 2018

Potters Bar Town V Lewes - Andy Lomas in action for Potters Bar Town.


Picture: Karyn Haddon.

Potters Bar Town V Lewes - Andy Lomas in action for Potters Bar Town. Picture: Karyn Haddon.

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A goal nine minutes from time moved Potters Bar town back to the fringes of the Bostik Premier Division play-off places with a 1-0 win at home to Lewes.

Potters Bar Town V Lewes - George Nicholas in action for Potters Bar Town.


Picture: Karyn Haddon.Potters Bar Town V Lewes - George Nicholas in action for Potters Bar Town. Picture: Karyn Haddon.

Eoin Casey got it, reacting quickest when Rooks’ goalkeeper Lewis Carey could only parry a thunderous Billy Adcock shot into his path.

Potters Bar Town V Lewes - Steve Brown in action for Potters Bar Town.


Picture: Karyn Haddon.Potters Bar Town V Lewes - Steve Brown in action for Potters Bar Town. Picture: Karyn Haddon.

It was a deserved win for the Scholars, mainly because of a far better second-half showing in a game of few chances.

Potters Bar Town V Lewes - Bradley Sach in action for Potters Bar Town.


Picture: Karyn Haddon.Potters Bar Town V Lewes - Bradley Sach in action for Potters Bar Town. Picture: Karyn Haddon.

And it moves the Pakex Stadium side into seventh, two places and one point behind Enfield Town in fifth.

Potters Bar Town V Lewes - Dernell Wynter in action for Potters Bar Town.


Picture: Karyn Haddon.Potters Bar Town V Lewes - Dernell Wynter in action for Potters Bar Town. Picture: Karyn Haddon.

It was a tense affair which didn’t give the non-league day crowd of 244 as much entertainment as hoped.

Potters Bar Town V Lewes - Bradley Sach in action for Potters Bar Town.


Picture: Karyn Haddon.Potters Bar Town V Lewes - Bradley Sach in action for Potters Bar Town. Picture: Karyn Haddon.

Defences were on top throughout the first period as a blustery wind kept attacking forays in check.

Potters Bar Town V Lewes - Bradley Sach in action for Potters Bar Town.


Picture: Karyn Haddon.Potters Bar Town V Lewes - Bradley Sach in action for Potters Bar Town. Picture: Karyn Haddon.

The highlight of the half for the hosts came early as Bradley Sach rattled a free kick off the visitors post with the keeper stranded.

Potters Bar Town V Lewes - Dernell Wynter in action for Potters Bar Town.


Picture: Karyn Haddon.Potters Bar Town V Lewes - Dernell Wynter in action for Potters Bar Town. Picture: Karyn Haddon.

Marcus Elliott went closest for Lewes but fluffed his shot when through on goal and the teams went in at half time with the scores level.

Potters Bar Town V Lewes - Eoin Casey in action for Potters Bar.


Picture: Karyn Haddon.Potters Bar Town V Lewes - Eoin Casey in action for Potters Bar. Picture: Karyn Haddon.

The second half was a brighter affair as the wind died a little and the players came to terms with the conditions.

Potters Bar Town V Lewes - James Budden in action for Potters Bar Town.


Picture: Karyn Haddon.Potters Bar Town V Lewes - James Budden in action for Potters Bar Town. Picture: Karyn Haddon.

Lewes had the strong wind behind them and thought they had taken the lead within minutes of the restart, only for Frankie Chappell to be flagged offside after helping a Leon Redwood free-kick back across goal for Luke Blewden to finish.

Potters Bar Town V Lewes - James Budden in action for Potters Bar Town.


Picture: Karyn Haddon.Potters Bar Town V Lewes - James Budden in action for Potters Bar Town. Picture: Karyn Haddon.

But Bar gradually started to take the game by the scruff of the neck.

Potters Bar Town V Lewes - Andy Lomas in action for Potters Bar Town.


Picture: Karyn Haddon.Potters Bar Town V Lewes - Andy Lomas in action for Potters Bar Town. Picture: Karyn Haddon.

One opportunity saw Chris Doyle go haring down the right wing and open up the Lewes defence.

Potters Bar Town V Lewes - Ryan Forde in action for Potters Bar Town. 


Picture: Karyn Haddon.Potters Bar Town V Lewes - Ryan Forde in action for Potters Bar Town. Picture: Karyn Haddon.

However, skipper Lee O’Leary saw his shot blocked by the visiting defence.

Potters Bar Town V Lewes - Dernell Wynter in action for Potters Bar Town.


Picture: Karyn Haddon.Potters Bar Town V Lewes - Dernell Wynter in action for Potters Bar Town. Picture: Karyn Haddon.

On the other wing Dernell Wynter beat his man to put in a fine cross which just evaded the attempts of Sach and Casey at the far post.

Potters Bar Town V Lewes - Eoin Casey in action for Potters Bar.


Picture: Karyn Haddon.Potters Bar Town V Lewes - Eoin Casey in action for Potters Bar. Picture: Karyn Haddon.

And Potters Bar continue to apply more and more pressure as the half progressed and it wasn’t too much of a surprise to see them grab the winner.

Potters Bar Town V Lewes - Bradley Sach in action for Potters Bar Town.


Picture: Karyn Haddon.Potters Bar Town V Lewes - Bradley Sach in action for Potters Bar Town. Picture: Karyn Haddon.

Their next league game is on Saturday when they go to Carshalton Athletic.

Potters Bar Town V Lewes - Andy Lomas in action for Potters Bar Town.


Picture: Karyn Haddon.Potters Bar Town V Lewes - Andy Lomas in action for Potters Bar Town. Picture: Karyn Haddon.

Before that though they will battle Watford in the Herts Senior Challenge Cup.

Potters Bar Town V Lewes - George Nicholas in action for Potters Bar Town.


Picture: Karyn Haddon.Potters Bar Town V Lewes - George Nicholas in action for Potters Bar Town. Picture: Karyn Haddon.

That takes place tomorrow (Tuesday) at the Pakex Stadium.

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