Browne worried by lack of goals

PUBLISHED: 17:51 19 February 2008 | UPDATED: 22:05 26 October 2009

Steve Browne

Steve Browne

POTTERS Bar Town do not have a natural goalscorer in their squad, according to boss Steve Browne. The Scholars supremo was left to rue missed chances against Arlesey Town on Saturday as his side lost 1-0 at Parkfield to the Bedfordshire club. Browne felt

POTTERS Bar Town do not have a natural goalscorer in their squad, according to boss Steve Browne.

The Scholars supremo was left to rue missed chances against Arlesey Town on Saturday as his side lost 1-0 at Parkfield to the Bedfordshire club.

Browne felt difficulties scoring goals is not a new issue for Bar, who have found the net just 36 times in 31 league games this term.

He said: "I think it is a major problem and there is not a natural goalscorer here at the club.

"If we had one of those, our league position would read a lot better than it does.

"It's been a problem all season. There are games we have drawn when we should have won.

"There are games we were in winning positions and have lost because we didn't capitalise on what we had already built up."

In their last five matches the Scholars have hit the back of the net five times, but they have conceded eight.

Those fixtures have seen the Parkfield club win two and lose three.

In looking to identify the reason why his side are languishing 17th in the table, just above the relegation zone, Browne said: "We lose games because we don't score goals.

"With all the inventive, attacking, flair play we have we don't score enough goals."

The front pairing on Saturday was young forwards Sam Adejokun and Duane Jackman.

Between them they have bagged four times in the last 10 league games, with the side as a whole notching 11.

Browne was certain his forwards cannot blame lack of service for their goals tallies.

He said: "They can't look back and say they weren't given the chance. Creating is not our problem, it's scoring them."

Lack of goals has led to extra pressure being put on the Scholars defence as they are often left to hang on for the points.

However, the Potters Bar manager is not letting his back line take the flack for conceding when his side do not win.

"You can't keep having a go at the defence. They did their bit today (Saturday). They conceded a goal but they worked their socks off," he said.

"The boys at the back, including Precious (Koko) and Theo (Daniels), will get better the more they play together and the better the understanding they will have with each other.

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