Chances go begging as Potters Bar Town are held to a draw against relegation rivals Burgess Hill

PUBLISHED: 14:48 25 February 2019 | UPDATED: 14:48 25 February 2019

Potters Bar Town V Burgess Hill Town - Ben Ward-Cochrane in action for Potters Bar.


Picture: Karyn Haddon

Potters Bar Town V Burgess Hill Town - Ben Ward-Cochrane in action for Potters Bar. Picture: Karyn Haddon

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Potters Bar Town will look back on this as three points missed rather than one point gained as they were held to a 0-0 draw at home to Burgess Hill Town.

Potters Bar Town V Burgess Hill Town - Sean Bonnett-Johnson in action for Potters Bar.


Picture: Karyn HaddonPotters Bar Town V Burgess Hill Town - Sean Bonnett-Johnson in action for Potters Bar. Picture: Karyn Haddon

It could still be a valuable addition to their points tally but they could and probably should have put the Bostik Premier League’s basement club out of sight in the first-half.

Potters Bar Town V Burgess Hill Town - Bradley Sach in action for Potters Bar Town


Picture: Karyn HaddonPotters Bar Town V Burgess Hill Town - Bradley Sach in action for Potters Bar Town Picture: Karyn Haddon

Numerous chances went begging with visiting Hillians’ goalkeeper Josh James being named as man of the match.

Potters Bar Town V Burgess Hill Town - Bradley Sach in action for Potters Bar Town


Picture: Karyn HaddonPotters Bar Town V Burgess Hill Town - Bradley Sach in action for Potters Bar Town Picture: Karyn Haddon

Bar are now down to 18th but still have and six-point cushion to the bottom three, although Harlow Town and Wingate & Finchley have both played one game less.

Potters Bar Town V Burgess Hill Town - Andy Lomas in action for Potters Bar Town.


Picture: Karyn HaddonPotters Bar Town V Burgess Hill Town - Andy Lomas in action for Potters Bar Town. Picture: Karyn Haddon

The Scholars started on the front foot and could have taken the lead in the eighth minute but Josh Hutchinson’s spectacular overhead kick came back off the bar.

Potters Bar Town V Burgess Hill Town - Keagan Cole in action for Potters Bar Town.


Picture: Karyn HaddonPotters Bar Town V Burgess Hill Town - Keagan Cole in action for Potters Bar Town. Picture: Karyn Haddon

He could have scored moments later too but his dinked effort beat both James and the post

Potters Bar Town V Burgess Hill Town - Ben Ward-Cochrane in action for Potters Bar.


Picture: Karyn HaddonPotters Bar Town V Burgess Hill Town - Ben Ward-Cochrane in action for Potters Bar. Picture: Karyn Haddon

James made the first in a series of fine saves on 21 minutes to deny Brad Sach after good work down the left from Ben Ward-Cochrane

Potters Bar Town V Burgess Hill Town - .


Picture: Karyn HaddonPotters Bar Town V Burgess Hill Town - . Picture: Karyn Haddon

And from the resulting corner he produced an even better stop to thwart a Sean Grace header.

Potters Bar Town V Burgess Hill Town - Bradley Sach in action for Potters Bar Town


Picture: Karyn HaddonPotters Bar Town V Burgess Hill Town - Bradley Sach in action for Potters Bar Town Picture: Karyn Haddon

James Budden almost sent the home side in at half time with a lead but his header from an Andy Lomas free-kick went just the wrong side of the post.

Potters Bar Town V Burgess Hill Town - Bradley Sach in action for Potters Bar Town


Picture: Karyn HaddonPotters Bar Town V Burgess Hill Town - Bradley Sach in action for Potters Bar Town Picture: Karyn Haddon

The second period didn’t contain anywhere near as many chances with both sides struggling to craft any real opportunities.

Potters Bar Town V Burgess Hill Town - Andy Lomas in action for Potters Bar Town.


Picture: Karyn HaddonPotters Bar Town V Burgess Hill Town - Andy Lomas in action for Potters Bar Town. Picture: Karyn Haddon

The best for the home side fell to Sach after being found by Ward-Cochrane again but the centre-forward’s header flew just over the top.

Potters Bar Town V Burgess Hill Town - Andy Lomas in action for Potters Bar Town.


Picture: Karyn HaddonPotters Bar Town V Burgess Hill Town - Andy Lomas in action for Potters Bar Town. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Other than that a Hutchinson effort that was somehow blocked by Cheick Toure and another effort from Grace saved by James were as close as Bar came to grabbing the win.

Potters Bar Town V Burgess Hill Town - Bradley Sach in action for Potters Bar Town


Picture: Karyn HaddonPotters Bar Town V Burgess Hill Town - Bradley Sach in action for Potters Bar Town Picture: Karyn Haddon

For Burgess Hill the best chance came via a header from Rance on a rare attack but he was unable to direct it goalwards.

Potters Bar Town V Burgess Hill Town - Josh Hutchinson in action for Potters Bar.


Picture: Karyn HaddonPotters Bar Town V Burgess Hill Town - Josh Hutchinson in action for Potters Bar. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Bar’s next game is tomorrow (Tuesday) when they host Hemel Hempstead Town in the Herts Charity Cup.

Potters Bar Town V Burgess Hill Town - Stefan Powell in action for Potters Bar.


Picture: Karyn HaddonPotters Bar Town V Burgess Hill Town - Stefan Powell in action for Potters Bar. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Their next league match sees them make the short trip to Bishop’s Stortford on Saturday.

Potters Bar Town V Burgess Hill Town - Bradley Sach in action for Potters Bar Town


Picture: Karyn HaddonPotters Bar Town V Burgess Hill Town - Bradley Sach in action for Potters Bar Town Picture: Karyn Haddon

Potters Bar are still seeking assistance to build tow new stands and avoid the very real threat of automatic relegation.

Potters Bar Town V Burgess Hill Town - Stefan Powell in action for Potters Bar.


Picture: Karyn HaddonPotters Bar Town V Burgess Hill Town - Stefan Powell in action for Potters Bar. Picture: Karyn Haddon

To help go to www.gofundme.com/save-potters-bar-town-from-relegation

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