Potters Bar Town record Ryman League victory at Romford
Potters Bar Town claimed all three Ryman League points at Romford yesterday (Saturday) with a 2-0 away win.
Ryman League Division One North
Romford 0 Potters Bar Town 2
GOALS in either half from Lewis Payne and Jordan Watson handed Potters Bar Town an excellent 2-0 away league win against Romford yesterday (Saturday).
The three points moved the Scholars up to ninth in the table and in touching distance of the play-off places.
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From kick-off Bar almost scored one of the quickest goals of all time.
Just a second into the game, the ball was touched to striker Ellis Remy and he was just inches away from netting an audacious effort from the halfway line.
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As it was the Scholars only had to wait until the 10th minute to take the lead.
Remy was fouled wide on the right and captain Joe O’Brien curled a hanging free-kick towards the far post.
Centre-half Payne met the cross and guided a super header past Romford keeper Danny Mulrooney.
In an encounter of few chances, the ball spent a lot of time in the air as the hosts’ direct style dictated play.
This was dealt with well by the Town back-line of Payne, Denis Paratusic, Guy Helman, Ola Williams and keeper Matt Bennett.
However, Romford did come close to levelling when Paul White’s header from a right-wing cross came back off the Potters Bar woodwork.
Soon after the half-time Romford had two more good opportunities to level things.
Firstly, forward Toran Senghore flashed the ball across the face of goal.
Romford skipper Paul Clayton got a touch to it, but could not divert into the net.
Then Bob Port slung a high ball forward from his own half which Chris Thomas put off target from inside the Town area.
The game was pretty much decided when the visitors doubled their lead just before the hour-mark.
A Terry Smith corner from the right was headed goalwards by the impressive Paratusic and tucked home from close range by Watson.
Potters Bar largely sat back on their lead from the remaining half-an-hour.
Romford had further attempts to get back in the game, but Senghore, substitute Steve Willis, Paul Burnett and Clayton all failed to convert as the Scholars collected their seventh Ryman League victory of the season.
The Scholars have a tough home game on Tuesday night when they host fourth in the table East Thurrock United.