Casey at the double as Potters Bar Town pick up hard-fought win over Romford

PUBLISHED: 13:40 06 November 2017

Eoin Casey scored twice for Potters Bar against Romford. Picture: KARYN HADDON

Eoin Casey scored twice for Potters Bar against Romford. Picture: KARYN HADDON

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Eoin Casey's double helped Potters Bar Town to a 2-1 home win over Romford although it was not as straight forward as some may have thought.

Romford belied their position at the foot of the Bostik League North table but the fact they weren’t able to take the opportunities they created was a hint as to why they are in the position they are.

And the Scholars were forced to work hard and dig in on a number of occasions during the game.

Overall it was a good defensive performance from the home side with Steve Brown leading the defence that had to deal with a lot of pressure at times.

The midfield also worked hard but found it difficult to create space in the final third.

After an even opening half-hour the deadlock was broken on 32 minutes when Michael Murray played in Lee O’Leary.

His shot took a deflection of a defender falling into the path of Casey who fired home.

Taking the lead settled the hosts and when Michael Murray played in Eoin Casey on the stroke of half-time, his low shot from the edge of the box beat the keeper but also the far post.

Berkley Laurencin’s fingertips pushed the ball onto the bar and away as Romford started the second half brightly.

Casey got his second just before the hour mark, finishing off another set piece from Murray with a header at the far post.

But the visitors kept plugging away and pulled one back on 73 mins through Jonathon Nzengo firing home from the edge of the box.

However, they couldn’t find an equaliser and the result means the Scholars move to within five points of the play-offs.

They have another home game tomorrow (Tuesday) when they face Cheshunt.

Saturday sees them make the trip to Hereford in the FA Trophy.

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