Full Report: Potters Bar give league leaders Aveley real scare
PUBLISHED: 17:06 04 February 2009 | UPDATED: 21:37 26 October 2009
Ryman League Division One North Aveley 3 Potters Bar Town 2 BAR gave league leaders Aveley a real fright on Saturday but in the end went down 3-2. The Scholars were unlucky not to at least come away with a point from their away encounter with the table-t
Ryman League Division One North
Potters Bar Town 2
BAR gave league leaders Aveley a real fright on Saturday but in the end went down 3-2.
The Scholars were unlucky not to at least come away with a point from their away encounter with the table-toppers.
Adam Lee's side struck first blood when Sam Adejokun, against his former club, tapped in after a Lewis Jones corner on eight minutes.
In reply Richard Ketchell nearly leveled for the home side when he struck the bar soon after.
However, the equaliser did come on 21 minutes.
Neil Richmond, the Miller's new signing from Great Wakering Rovers, got in front of his marker to tap home a cross from former Scholar Junior Dadson.
As Aveley were made to look ordinary by a spirited Town side they failed to create any further chances.
Town punished them by going ahead again by a somewhat dubious offside goal.
Full-back Jonathan Spencer overlapped on the right, rounded keeper James Marrable and slid the ball into an empty net.
The away side could have gone 3-1 up just before the break as Jones burst forward but his long range effort came off the post.
After a roasting by the home manager Aveley came out fighting from the start of the second half.
Joel Barnett drew the home side level four minutes after the break.
He converted from the spot after being brought down in the area by Town's debutant central defender Dan Odamo.
Midfielder Alex Bolt then struck the post at the other end for Bar before Barnett again drew a good save from keeper Richard Wilmot.
When it seemed Bar had thwarted Aveley's best efforts the hosts grabbed the winner.
The referee failed to give Potters Bar a free-kick after a foul and it proved costly.
Richmond made sure of the points as he controlled the ball well and volleyed home into the corner on 78 minutes.
To the visitor's credit they rallied to the end and Adejokun had a left-foot shot and a header that might have rescued a point had they gone in, but it was not to be.
Despite the defeat, once again the new look Potters Bar side showed lots of promise.