Potters Bar Town failed to recreate their form of the last couple of weeks as they went out of the FA Trophy to Leiston.

The only goal of the game came 10 minutes into the second half with Ross Crane sealing a 1-0 win for the Southern League Premier Division Central visitors.

It was the first loss after 11 without defeat in all competitions and left manager Max Mitchell slightly downcast.

He said: "It's always disappointing to go out of a cup competition but we didn't impose ourselves on the game well enough to come out with anything,

"Fair play to Leiston, they've come and done a job on us and sometimes you have to give credit to the opposition.

"For us, our standards were lower than we've seen in recent weeks and that essential had an effect on the result.

"It was a tough game for everyone. It was a sticky pitch and we didn't land on enough first and second balls and were second to a lot of the play.

"We tried to make two changes to change the result and the complexion of the game and [new signing from St Ives Town] Tyrone Baker made an impact when he came on and give us something going forward.

"We have had opportunities and quite clear opportunities and of one of those goes in, we go on and win the game.

"It's just not been our day."

The Scholars now have a couple of weeks off, their planned fixture on Saturday at home to Horsham postponed due to the Hornets playing at Barnsley in the FA Cup first round.

They return on November 11 away to Concord Rangers and the boss is happy for the chance to rest a few players.

Mitchell said: "It's well needed with the schedule we had. We are walking wounded at the minute.

"We have a few players who are out and have picked up a few injuries, we had to take Leigh Rose off and he's been playing through an injury.

"The break is welcome and we'll have to reassess and do the right things leading up to the next fixture."

The Horsham game has been rearranged for November 14, the next home fixture at the Lantern Stadium.