Dragons denied by Adejokun's late leveller

PUBLISHED: 13:01 10 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:33 26 October 2009

Serge Mokofo scored for Potters Bar

Serge Mokofo scored for Potters Bar

Ryman League Division One North Potters Bar Town 2 Wivenhoe Town 2 Mark Hemmings reports from Parkfield POTTERS Bar all but secured their Ryman League Division One North status with a second-half comeback to draw 2-2 with Wivenhoe Town on Tuesday night.

Sam Adejokun netted a last-gasp equaliser against Wivenhoe

Ryman League Division One North

Potters Bar Town 2 Wivenhoe Town 2

Mark Hemmings reports from Parkfield

POTTERS Bar all but secured their Ryman League Division One North status with a second-half comeback to draw 2-2 with Wivenhoe Town on Tuesday night.

Striker Sam Adejokun hit a last-gasp equaliser for Bar in a game the Dragons were hoping to win as they battle to get out of the bottom two.

Bar are now six points clear of the drop with just three games to play and appear to be safe, although not mathematically.

A poor first-half display saw the Scholars concede twice to the Essex club.

Full back Jonathan Spencer got robbed of possession on the edge of his own goal area by visiting striker Scott Woodcock.

The forward made the defender pay as he bore down on goal and tucked his shot into the bottom right corner on six minutes.

Bar created a number of half chances, but failed to convert them.

Junior Dadson was released down the right flank by skipper George Sifonios.

The flying winger outpaced the full back and fizzed a fierce pass across goal. However, nobody was there to meet it.

Adejokun then brought down a ball in the Wivenhoe area and laid it back to James Archer 20 yards out.

The midfielder hit his rising drive over keeper Richard McKinney's goal.

Home stopper Ashlee Jones had to be alert to save a Woodcock effort low to his right.

Spencer then gave away a needless corner on the half-hour mark and he was again punished.

The set piece was not cleared by the Bar defence and the unmarked Adam Hampson turned and shot into the bottom corner via the post and Jones.

Before the break, Billy Crowther was brought on for Spencer after returning from illness.

After being given a rocket by boss Steve Browne at half-time, the hosts came out fighting and soon pulled one back.

Adejokun chased down a lost cause and won the ball.

He beat one man and drew the keeper before passing to Makofo.

The winger coolly slotted home first time to get his side back in the game.

It was then all Potters Bar pressure. An inviting Makofo chipped cross evaded all the attackers in the box before Adejokun nodded a corner straight at the keeper.

Sifonios received a pass from Crowther outside of his opponents' box and put a left-footed effort wide of the upright.

Sylvain Doussou headed a Makofo free-kick over before Adejokun volleyed too high, again from a searching Crowther ball.

On a counter attack substitute Lee Underwood brought the best out of Potters Bar's Jones.

The custodian kept out his point-blank header and then blocked the rebound for an outstanding double save.

As Bar continued to dominate, Dadson hit a rising piledriver over.

Adejokun scuffed wide and Dadson put another shot off target.

As the clocked ticked down, Adejokun came to the Scholars' rescue.

Dadson collected a pass from Precious Koko on the left wing.

He beat one man and smashed a cracking attempt against the far post.

Adejokun got his foot to the rebound to score his second in two games and salvage Bar a deserved point.


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