Potters Bar Town have turned to the driving force behind Haverfordwest County's dream European qualification in their own quest to rise up the pyramid.

The Cymru Premier league side returned to the Welsh top flight in 2020 and thanks to a play-off victory last year, they entered the Europa Conference League for only the second time in the club's history, and frost since 2005.

That success came under the stewardship of chairman Rob Edwards and his vice-chair Julian Furne who took charge in May 2020.

And now the pair have joined the board at the Lantern Stadium.

Bar director Adam Waller said: "We know they have the ability to run a successful club and the fresh ideas they’ll add at boardroom level will be vital for the progression of Potters Bar Town."

Furne, a lifelong Leyton Orient supporter, explained why they felt it was a good choice.

He said: "If you look at the quality of football, [there are similarities]. It just gets bigger as you go up the pyramid but the complexities and challenges remain the same.

"The one thing I want to reiterate, something we spoke about many times with the board, there is definitely a foundation here which is fabulous.

"That's what really interested us to come in and add take it forward.

"We had aspirations at Haverfordwest to get them into Europe and we achieved that.

"We have aspirations here to help Potters Bar get into the National League. That's what we're here for.

"We want to set ourselves high objectives, we're not going to put a timeline on that, but this club deserves to be there.

"We're not trying to drag the club somewhere it doesn't want to go. The club is ambitious and so are we and we want to help move it forward.

"We can't wait to get started."

Edwards, a born and raised Londoner whose business career saw him as a finance professional and hospitality entrepreneur, sees a bright future.

He said: "There's huge potential to grow the club and help it compete with the bigger clubs in the league 

"We all know what we've got to do, how we're going to get there and what we need to put in place.

"It's a great catchment area and a lot of the potential will unfold as we get going.

"A lot of the challenges are what we have encountered already and we want to work with them and value to the club to take them further."

There was frustration on the field as Saturday's trip to Concord Rangers was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Welwyn Hatfield Times: Brandon Adams has agreed to stay with Potters Bar for the season. Picture: LINDA BABAIEBrandon Adams has agreed to stay with Potters Bar for the season. Picture: LINDA BABAIE (Image: Linda Babaie)

However, there was more good news with the announcement of Brandon Adams agreeing to stay with the Scholars until the end of the season.

The former Royston Town man was already a proven striker at this level but cemented that reputation with six goal in nine appearances since donning the maroon shirt.

He may have been missing recently with injury but manager Max Mitchell is excited about what the forward can do going forward.

He said: "He epitomises the profile we are looking for, not just in his position, but his character.

"When you score goals like he does, and in the numbers he does, he gives you a great chance of winning games.

"We were attracted to the goals he has scored over the years but his output in terms of work rate is second to none.

"He’s a winner and gives the team more than just goals."