Delgado steals the show in Potters Bar Town blitz
PUBLISHED: 15:06 30 October 2015 | UPDATED: 15:19 30 October 2015
Two moments of individual brilliance from Cape Verde’s Evandro Delgado rubber-stamped a terrific home victory for the Scholars on Saturday.
With the hosts leading 1-0 via a goal from skipper Garry Jones, the winger controlled Joe Bennett’s ball into the box with ease before bedazzling the Fleet defence with a series of juggling tricks and planting the ball beyond the keeper.
Ten minutes into the second half, Delgado again showed his class by burying the ball from 20 yards to seal a triumph that moves Bar back into the top of the half.
Steve Ringrose’s men had seen off third-bottom Fleet in the Red Insure Cup just 10 days prior to this eventual victory so the odds were stacked in their favour.
Jones took advantage as the visitors’ keeper parried a Delgado shot from outside the box to score his fourth of the season on 34 minutes.
The lead was doubled just 10 minutes later following a well-worked free-kick on the right which was eventually delivered into the box by Bennett and saw Delgado battle his way past three defenders to send the ball into the top corner.
New man Eoin Casey almost made it three shortly before half-time but was denied by the Fleet keeper.
Jack Lyons also had the ball in the net in first-half stoppage-time but was ruled offside.
Bar didn’t have to wait long to find number three.
The ball whisked its way to Delgado who unleashed a fine effort leaving the keeper with no chance.
Fleet had opportunities to pull one back but found the home defence in fine form with Connor Sansom tipping over a left-wing free-kick midway into the second half.
Delgado, looking to complete his hat-trick, latched onto a fine ball from Chris Doyle but his shot was blocked.
Moments later he was again in on goal, following good work by Ashley Nathaniel-George, but his well placed effort was pushed wide by the keeper.
Bar looked to make it back-to-back Southern League Division One Central wins at Northwood Town last night, after the Potters Bar Edition had gone to press.
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