Gallery: Sam the man grabs brace for Bar
PUBLISHED: 17:47 15 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:23 26 October 2009
Ryman League Division One North Waltham Abbey 1 Potters Bar Town 2 SUPER Sam Adejokun grabbed a brace to give Potters Bar Town a well earned 2-1 victory away at Waltham Abbey on Saturday, writes Mark Hemmings. Bar s top goalscorer netted in both halves t
Ryman League Division One North
Waltham Abbey 1 Potters Bar Town 2
SUPER Sam Adejokun grabbed a brace to give Potters Bar Town a well earned 2-1 victory away at Waltham Abbey on Saturday, writes Mark Hemmings.
Bar's top goalscorer netted in both halves to help his team to their first league win in 11 games.
Three points from the match also ensured Town secured their Ryman League Division One North status for next season.
The Scholars, now unbeaten in three matches, started brightly at Capershotts as midfielders Serge Mokofo and Sylvain Doussou missed early chances for the away side.
Bar defender Nick McCoy started a move from the back which led to the first goal on nine minutes.
The former MK Dons and Cardiff City player found Junior Dadson on the left flank.
His sprint down the channel could not be stopped by the Abbotts.
He crossed low to Adejokun, who tucked in his third goal in three games and his first of the afternoon.
The visitors continued to dominate and Dadson could have doubled the lead but shot wide after receiving a throw in.
Again posing the biggest danger, Dadson went on another jinking run.
This time he cut in from his wing and hit a tame effort straight at keeper Howard Cartey.
The home side offered little offensively but a John Sapsford cross from the left did drop just past the back post and Precious Koko was forced to clear the danger.
Waltham Abbey's best chance of the half fell to striker Louis Collins.
He latched onto a through ball and got away from the Bar backline.
With just keeper Ashlee Jones to beat, he thundered an effort against the crossbar and over.
For the hosts, Harry Hayes then drilled a half volley from outside the box at Jones, who held onto it well.
At the other end Bar tried their luck from distance.
Doussou hit one from 30 yards which went left of target, and then McCoy could only find the keeper from the edge of the box.
Dadson went agonisingly close to doubling the lead when he hit the left upright after galloping away from Richard Veares following a Sifonios pass.
From a slight angle, the winger beat Cartey but saw his chance strike the post.
With the final opportunity of the half Koko whacked a free-kick from 15 yards over the wall but to the left of target.
Just after the interval Dadson was gifted the ball by Abbey on the edge of their area, but he drilled way off target when clean through.
Sean Bonnett-Johnson lashed a shot from distance well wide, before Abbey levelled.
The Essex side had gradually got themselves back into the game and won a series of corners and free-kicks in their opponents' half.
They eventually got the equaliser. From a free-kick on the right, Denny Webb curled over the two man wall.
His cross was met by the toe of Marc Sontag, who beat Jones from six yards.
Waltham Abbey looked the more likely winner as they pressed Bar, who gave away needless free-kicks outside their goal area.
But with two minutes left to play Adejokun won the ball on the left of the Abbey's half.
With Bar sub Ashley Harrison-Barker in the middle waiting for the cross, Adejokun decided to go it alone.
He beat one man, got into the box, pulled the trigger and found the bottom right corner to net his second of the day and secure Bar three points.
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