POTTERS Bar Town’s unbeaten 2012 streak came to an abrupt end, with two Ryman League defeats in five days.

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Adam Lee’s troops had enjoyed a nine-match run which consisted of five victories and four draws.

However, a 3-1 home loss to Grays Athletic last Tuesday night ended that, Joe O’Brien netted a free-kick for the hosts.

The Scholars had hoped to return to winning ways on Saturday at home to Needham Market, but they fell to a second successive loss, going down 3-2.

Duane Wright put Market ahead on 12 minutes and that was how the score stayed at half-time.

After the break Angelo Harrop doubled Market’s lead on 49 minutes.

Bar responded positively and mounted a comeback.

Top scorer James Gershfield grabbed his 19th Town goal of the season.

From a Needham corner, Bar broke with Cole Penny, he fed Angus Mclachlan who in turn found Gershfield.

He ran almost from the half-way line, being chased by a defender, before he tucked it under the keeper.

With 10 minutes to go Bar got back on level terms.

Gershfield was fouled on the edge of the box and Reece Loudon curled home a left footer into the corner.

However, any hopes of a point for Bar soon disappeared.

Just a minute after getting back level, the visitors won a corner which was turned into his own net by O’Brien.

Market then saw out the game, although Loudon almost rescued a point late on in injury time with a shot from outside the area that was just wide, as Bar fell to a second defeat of the week.

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