Penalty miss as Potters Bar Town's unbeaten run ends
PUBLISHED: 16:57 30 March 2016 | UPDATED: 17:02 30 March 2016
Both sides missed a penalty as Potters Bar Town fell to a 1-0 loss at home to Leighton Town ending their nine-game unbeaten run in the league.
Potters Bar Town v Leighton Town
Evandro Delgado goes in for the ball
Billy Adcock heads wide from the edge of the six-yard box at the back post
Evandro Delgado shoots at goal
Billy Adcock is fouled in the box for a penalty
Joe Bennett misses the penalty high and wide
Joe Bennett reacts after missing the penalty
The Leighton keeper palms an effort over the bar
Josh Hutchinson looks to turn in the box
It's Leighton Town's turn to blaze a penalty over the bar
Josh Hutchinson goes up for a header
A cold, very windy, drizzly afternoon saw a crowd of 90 see two teams try to master the difficult conditions.
It was no surprise that it turned out be a scrappy game especially with the visitors needing points to avoid the relegation battle.
The first half lacked quality as neither team could impose themselves on the game and both squandered a golden opportunity to go in front.
On 15 minutes Bar’s Billy Adcock was fouled in the box, but Joe Bennett blasted the resultant penalty wide of the right hand post.
On 37 minutes the visitors won a spot-kick of their own, however Josh Murray blasted over the bar.
Both sides continued to struggle with the weather conditions and soft pitch.
The weather did not improve for the second half and neither did the football. The visitors hit the post and then finally scrambled a goal on 66 minutes from Murray as he made up for his penalty error.
The Scholars tried to get back into the game, but the limited chances created were all wasted although a goal line scramble nearly levelled the score in the last five minutes.
Both sides were guilty of poor ball control and misplaced passes, but the Reds dug deeper to secure a vital three points.
Bar’s home clash with Chalfont St Peter on Monday was postponed.