Bostik Premier: Winless run continues as Potters Bar Town are pegged back by Bognor Regis Town

PUBLISHED: 08:56 02 October 2018 | UPDATED: 08:56 02 October 2018

Potters Bar Town V Bognor Regis Town - Keegan Cole in action for Potters Bar.


Picture: Karyn Haddon

Potters Bar Town V Bognor Regis Town - Keegan Cole in action for Potters Bar. Picture: Karyn Haddon

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Potters Bar Town are still looking for their first win since August but will be wondering how they never managed to get three points after the visit of Bognor Regis Town.

Potters Bar Town V Bognor Regis Town - Eoin Casey in action for Potters Bar.


Picture: Karyn HaddonPotters Bar Town V Bognor Regis Town - Eoin Casey in action for Potters Bar. Picture: Karyn Haddon

The Scholars led 2-0 at half-time and deservedly so but the Rocks came out fighting and eventually levelled the game up at 2-2.

Potters Bar Town V Bognor Regis Town - Femi Ogunsola in action for Potters Bar.


Picture: Karyn HaddonPotters Bar Town V Bognor Regis Town - Femi Ogunsola in action for Potters Bar. Picture: Karyn Haddon

It means Bar have gone six games since tasting a victory in the league but the performance against the south coast outfit will give them plenty of confidence going forward.

Potters Bar Town V Bognor Regis Town - Femi Ogunsola in action for Potters Bar.


Picture: Karyn HaddonPotters Bar Town V Bognor Regis Town - Femi Ogunsola in action for Potters Bar. Picture: Karyn Haddon

It was a thoroughly entertaining affair for the 218 inside the Pakex Stadium with the first-half dominated by the hosts.

Potters Bar Town V Bognor Regis Town - Eoin Casey in action for Potters Bar.


Picture: Karyn HaddonPotters Bar Town V Bognor Regis Town - Eoin Casey in action for Potters Bar. Picture: Karyn Haddon

And it could have been more, with Bognor simply unable to cope with the pace and strength of the Bar front men.

Potters Bar Town V Bognor Regis Town - Eoin Casey celebrates scoring for Potters Bar 1-0.


Picture: Karyn HaddonPotters Bar Town V Bognor Regis Town - Eoin Casey celebrates scoring for Potters Bar 1-0. Picture: Karyn Haddon

The visitors had opened brightly with Tommy Block forcing Berkley Laurencin into a fine save as early as the first minute but from there it was Potters Bar who looked the more dangerous.

Potters Bar Town V Bognor Regis Town - Femi Ogunsola in action for Potters Bar.


Picture: Karyn HaddonPotters Bar Town V Bognor Regis Town - Femi Ogunsola in action for Potters Bar. Picture: Karyn Haddon

They had big shouts for a penalty after 10 minutes following a push on Billy Adcock but the referee waved play on.

Potters Bar Town V Bognor Regis Town - Femi Ogunsola in action for Potters Bar.


Picture: Karyn HaddonPotters Bar Town V Bognor Regis Town - Femi Ogunsola in action for Potters Bar. Picture: Karyn Haddon

However, any grumbles were soon forgotten about just two minutes later as Eoin Casey rose highest at the back post to head home a Keagan Cole corner.

Potters Bar Town V Bognor Regis Town - James Duncan (Manager Potters Bar).


Picture: Karyn HaddonPotters Bar Town V Bognor Regis Town - James Duncan (Manager Potters Bar). Picture: Karyn Haddon

The lead was deservedly doubled before half-time with Cole again showing his prowess from set-pieces.

Potters Bar Town V Bognor Regis Town - Eoin Casey celebrates scoring for Potters Bar 1-0.


Picture: Karyn HaddonPotters Bar Town V Bognor Regis Town - Eoin Casey celebrates scoring for Potters Bar 1-0. Picture: Karyn Haddon

This time though he didn’t need anybody else’s help as he fired home an excellent free-kick from outside the box.

Potters Bar Town V Bognor Regis Town - James Duncan (Manager Potters Bar).


Picture: Karyn HaddonPotters Bar Town V Bognor Regis Town - James Duncan (Manager Potters Bar). Picture: Karyn Haddon

But Bognor, who were a National South club last season and went into the game undefeated, are as tough as their nickname suggests.

Potters Bar Town V Bognor Regis Town - Eoin Casey for Potters bar.


Picture: Karyn HaddonPotters Bar Town V Bognor Regis Town - Eoin Casey for Potters bar. Picture: Karyn Haddon

And they were soon back in the game when Daniel Smith took advantage of a loose pass in midfield and raced clear before shooting low and just inside the right post beyond Laurencin.

Potters Bar Town V Bognor Regis Town - George Nicholas in action for Potters Bar.


Picture: Karyn HaddonPotters Bar Town V Bognor Regis Town - George Nicholas in action for Potters Bar. Picture: Karyn Haddon

The Scholars almost extended the lead on 69 minutes but Cole was thwarted by a goal-line clearance by Block as he raced in on goal.

Potters Bar Town V Bognor Regis Town - Dernell Wynter in action for Potters Bar.


Picture: Karyn HaddonPotters Bar Town V Bognor Regis Town - Dernell Wynter in action for Potters Bar. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Further chances fell to the industrious Dernell Wynter and Femi Ogunsola for the home side but Bognor got their equaliser with 12 minutes to go, Harvey Whyte cutting inside and hitting a curling shot inside the left post.

Potters Bar Town V Bognor Regis Town - Dernell Wynter in action for Potters Bar.


Picture: Karyn HaddonPotters Bar Town V Bognor Regis Town - Dernell Wynter in action for Potters Bar. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Bar were back in action last night (Tuesday) at Brightlingsea Regent after the Potters Bar Edition went to press.

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