Charity Cup shoot-out win for Potters Bar Town over Old Owens

PUBLISHED: 15:34 03 December 2014 | UPDATED: 09:06 24 December 2014

Potters Bar Town player-manager Jack Friend with the Potters Bar Charity Cup

Potters Bar Town player-manager Jack Friend with the Potters Bar Charity Cup


Potters Bar Town lifted the Potters Bar Charity Cup on Monday night after a penalty shoot-out victory over Old Owens.

Potters Bar Town players during the Potters Bar Charity Cup finalPotters Bar Town players during the Potters Bar Charity Cup final

The game had finished 3-3 with the final then decided on spot-kicks.

In an open game Old Owens shocked the Scholars by scoring twice in the opening 15 minutes through Nathan Frazer-Carroll and Anthony Mann.

Josh Hutchinson and Tom Laxton made the score level at 2-2 by half-time, but midway through the second half Old Owens went ahead again as David Breeze found the back of the net.

Town did not give up and Joe Bennett nipped in to get the equaliser just before the full-time whistle.

Potters Bar made no mistakes in the penalty shoot-out winning 4-1 with Tyler Hatherley, Bennett, Hutchinson and Tom Boxer all netting.

Bar keeper Mike Underwood saved one of the Old Owens kicks, with another going wide and only one scored.

The medals were donated by Paul Metselaar of HT Sports.

To reach the final, Old Owens beat Cockfosters 4-0 and Potters Bar Town beat Cuffley 4-2 in the semi-finals.

These four clubs have been loyal, supportive and generous to this competition and though the teams want to win the cup, the main purpose every season is to raise money for local charities.

Peter Waller, chairman of the Potters Bar Charity Cup Benevolent Fund said: “It was Eddie Harvey, supported by his wife Joyce, who ran this competition for over 30 years, with Eddie running London and Boston Marathons, which raised over £1,000 a season.

“Sadly, Eddie now has Dementia and is in a home.

“We therefore intend that the £500 raised this season should go to Eddie and the home, to provide him with some additional comforts.

“The presentation was made by Eddie’s daughter Carol, accompanied by her husband Steve.

“Eddie’s family thanked everyone for thinking of him and for raising so much.

“Everyone felt it necessary to give a little back to someone who put a lot of time in for others.”

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Welwyn Hatfield Times. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Welwyn Hatfield Times