Browne: We got our just rewards

PUBLISHED: 17:40 11 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:09 26 October 2009

Potters Bar boss Steve Browne

Potters Bar boss Steve Browne

POTTERS Bar got their just rewards after coming back from 2-0 down to draw with Wivenhoe Town, according to boss Steve Browne. The bottom two in the table get relegated and had the Dragons, who are currently in the drop zone, beaten Potters Bar on Tuesd

POTTERS Bar got their "just rewards" after coming back from 2-0 down to draw with Wivenhoe Town, according to boss Steve Browne.

The bottom two in the table get relegated and had the Dragons, who are currently in the drop zone, beaten Potters Bar on Tuesday night the Scholars would have been sucked into the relegation dogfight.

Bar manager Browne said: "We couldn't afford to lose the game. If we'd have lost we would have been in big, big trouble."

Following the high of getting a point off league leaders Dartford in their previous game, the Parkfield club suffered a first-half hangover against the Essex side.

The Scholars found themselves two down at the break after a poor showing in the opening 45 minutes.

Browne said: "I thought to myself if we go into the game with the momentum from Saturday we would be OK and I didn't hold any real fears.

"But in the first half we were shocking. Junior (Dadson) made some good darting runs but that was about it."

Browne laid into his players at the break and this seemed to do the trick as they dominated after the interval.

"I said a few harsh things at half-time and told them it's now or never. To be fair, in the second half there was certainly one team in it.

"They were only in our box twice in 45 minutes. Ashlee (Jones) made a good save from a header and that kept us in the game.

"We got an early goal well taken by Serge (Makofo). We then had loads of pressure but some of it was hopeful rather than meaningful.

"In the end we got our just rewards as there was only one team in it in the second half."

With it appearing that Bar have now steered themselves clear of the relegation zone, Browne added: "I'm pleased for the club.

"It's been a difficult season, a trying season, but there is a bigger picture and that is we are not a bad young side and we can only get better."

Potters Bar travel to Waltham Abbey tomorrow (Saturday) in the Ryman League Division One North.


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