Browne blames defensive blunders

PUBLISHED: 15:55 14 February 2008 | UPDATED: 21:17 26 October 2009

Potters Bar boss Steve Browne

Potters Bar boss Steve Browne

SCHOLARS boss Steve Browne blamed his side s defensive errors for their 3-0 defeat away at Bury Town on Tuesday night. The first goal was scored after just 17 seconds, the second was a penalty and the third was a header from a corner. Reflecting on the tr

SCHOLARS boss Steve Browne blamed his side's defensive errors for their 3-0 defeat away at Bury Town on Tuesday night.

The first goal was scored after just 17 seconds, the second was a penalty and the third was a header from a corner.

Reflecting on the treble his team conceded, Browne said: "Every one of their goals came from our mistakes.

"For them to score after 17 seconds from our kick-off is sheer sloppiness.

"We stood off and he scored from 25 yards. It's a great strike, but it's created from our mistake.

"In the second half, Billy Crowther was down injured and Ryan (Bernard) should have put the ball out.

"He gave away possession and they break away and create the opportunity to score."

The Scholars showed their ability in patches with attractive pass and move football, but couldn't find a crucial way through the Bury backline.

"It's frustrating but I don't want to be too harsh with them," said Browne.

"We played some real good stuff and after they got the first one for 25 minutes we took control of the game."

Striker Sam Adejokun was fouled in the Bury penalty area in the 73rd minute but the referee failed to give a penalty kick, despite the linesman initially raising his flag.

Browne said: "We were denied a penalty, the linesman gave it. I can't understand why for their penalty the ref consults the linesman but for ours he didn't."

Potters Bar entertain Arlesey Town at Parkfield on Saturday (February 16).

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