Browne’s Bar beat the Blues
PUBLISHED: 16:49 14 November 2007 | UPDATED: 22:20 26 October 2009
Ryman League Division One North Brentwood Town 0 Potters Bar Town 1 POTTERS Bar ended Brentwood s eight-game unbeaten league run to earn only their second win of the Ryman Division One North season. The travelling Town fans watched on as their team prod
Ryman League Division One North
Brentwood Town 0 Potters Bar Town 1
POTTERS Bar ended Brentwood's eight-game unbeaten league run to earn only their second win of the Ryman Division One North season.
The travelling Town fans watched on as their team produced some of their best football of the campaign so far to take all three points against the in-form Essex club.
Steve Browne's men had to weather the early storm last Tuesday as the pace and strength of the Brentwood front two caused them problems.
Sean Thomas almost scored in the fifth minute for the Blues after he rounded goalkeeper Matthew Collis, but his shot could not beat the covering Billy Crowther, who cleared off the line.
But it was the Scholars who enjoyed much of the possession.
Some neat work in midfield saw Getro Kilapi get free, only to shoot wide.
Carl Wilson-Dennis, on loan from Maidenhead United, led the line well for the Scholars and almost put them in front with a flying effort which went inches over the bar.
It was Wilson-Dennis who did eventually break the deadlock for the Herts side.
His fine header from Hector Mackie's left-wing corner gave the Parkfield club the advantage.
It could have been two almost immediately as Mackie burst though the defence only to be tackled as he was about to shoot.
With Brentwood struggling to get to grips with the free-flowing Potters Bar football, the game could have been over by half-time as chances continued to be created by the visitors.
Precious Koko failed to connect with another Mackie corner and left back Jamal Fyfield again took the game to Brentwood with a mazy run and shot which just flew wide.
The second half began with Brentwood striving to get back into the game and putting the Bar defence under pressure.
But the Scholars survived due to some heroic defending by Crowther and captain Victor Renner, as well as some magnificent work by new keeper Collis.
He first kept out Leon Diaczuk as he bore down on goal and then produced a fine double save following a goalmouth scramble to first deny Thomas and then Diaczuk again.
Having kept their hosts at bay, Bar continued to create chances of their own with Mackie causing problems.
A determined jinking run through the middle saw him put in a shot that crept just wide of the post.
Brentwood had a final chance to get something from the game and maintain their unbeaten run, but a Steve King header went over the bar.
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