Potters Bar Town are still searching for their first points of the Isthmian League season - but after better signs at MArgate, they have also reached a county cup final.

The Scholars were beaten 2-1 in Kent on Saturday to leave them with a record of six games, six defeats in the Premier Division.

But at half-time, it was they who held the advantage, Leigh Rose heading home a Rohdell Gordon cross on 42 minutes for his first goal for the club.

A double from former Hitchin Town striker, Steve Cawley, in the opening 10 minutes of the half ultimately gave Gate the victory.

They could have wrapped the game up but Antonis Vasiliou clipped the post with another effort.
But they could have also been pegged back.

Bar had already seen a Rickie Hayles goal ruled out for offside and a last-ditch corner was headed goalwards, only for home goalkeeper Harry Seaden to flick it onto the crossbar and away.

And oddly, Bar actually moved up one place in the table on goal difference as Concord Rangers continued their own horrible start, losing 2-0 to Carshalton Athletic.

The match at Margate also saw a debut for defender Taofiq Olomowewe, signed on a month’s loan from National League South Welling United.

The 26-year-old has previously played for Weymouth, Dulwich Hamlet, Hemel Hempstead Town, Braintree Town and Enfield Town.

Tuesday brought big smiles for the Scholars, as a penalty shoot-out booked their place in the final of the Herts Charity Cup.

A second-half goal from Brandon Adams had seemingly done that during normal time against Cheshunt but the Ambers levelled in the seventh minute of stoppage time to send it to the shoot-out.

The away side thumped the crossbar with their first attempt and with Potters Bar converting their first four, it left Cyrus Babaie to score the winning kick for a 5-3 success.

The Scholars will now play either Hitchin Town, St Albans City or Hemel Hempstead Town in the final.

Saturday’s game with Folkestone Invicta in the league has been postponed due to the Kent side's continued involvement in the FA Cup.

Instead though, the Scholars will host leaders Chatham Town in a fixture that has been moved from December 30.

The two sides met last month with Chatham winning 2-0.

The Folkestone game will now be played on Tuesday, September 26, while one week earlier, on September 19, Potters Bar host London Lions in round one of the Herts Senior Challenge Cup.