Casey at the double as Potters Bar get back on track

PUBLISHED: 17:16 28 February 2017 | UPDATED: 17:16 28 February 2017

Potters Bar keeper Berkley Laurencin. Picture by Mark Long

Potters Bar keeper Berkley Laurencin. Picture by Mark Long


Eoin Casey’s brace saw Potters Bar Town to a first win in six games with a 2-0 home victory over Histon on Saturday.

Eoin Casey is mobbed by team-mates after scoring. Picture by Mark LongEoin Casey is mobbed by team-mates after scoring. Picture by Mark Long

The home side started brightly and forced early corners before the game settled down to a midfield tussle.

A ball down the middle allowed a Histon forward to break through, but debutant home keeper Berkley Laurencin was quickly out to block.

A cross from the left by Ashley Nathaniel-George saw Will Wambeek shoot, but his effort was diverted off for a corner.

Half-time arrived with neither side having tested the opposition keeper.

Omar Vassell went down the right and crossed into Rob Hastings who headed over for Bar, before Casey headed down to Hastings whose attempt was cleared for a corner.

Joe Bennett and Casey combined to play in Nathaniel-George who was then hustled off the ball as Bar pushed for the opener.

The home side’s good start to the second half was rewarded on 55 minutes when Vassell crossed low for Bennett to knock back to Casey to guide home from near the penalty spot.

Nathaniel-George went on a run on the right and he found Hastings as Bar looked to add to their tally, but his shot was cleared.

The second goal was to arrive and again it came from Casey.

This time Bennett’s corner from the right was met by a firm header from the forward giving the keeper no chance and making the game safe.

It could have been 3-0 when substitute Danny Hart had a chance, but he fired off target, but it did not matter as his side ran out winners.

It was a confident and competent team performance with Bar solid at the back, working hard in midfield with the line led well by Casey.

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