Potters Bar Town attempting to make club FA Cup history

Potters Bar Town chairman Peter Waller

Potters Bar Town chairman Peter Waller


It has been 10 years since Potters Bar Town last reached the fourth round qualifying of the FA Cup, the furthest they have ever reached in the famous competition.

This Saturday Steve Ringrose’s side again compete at that stage as they take on Chesham United, managed by former Bar manager Andy Leese, and look to defeat a third higher-placed opponent in the competition having knocked out both Canvey Island and Bath City.

Scholars’ chairman Peter Waller said: “We performed brilliantly and triumphed at Bath City on penalties in the third qualifying round.

“Oh what a night and what scenes at the end.

“It was one of the best nights, and another chapter written, in the long history at the club by beating a Conference South side, who were eighth in their division.

“It brings a great sense of pride at what everyone has achieved.”

Looking ahead to this weekend’s encounter in which Bar will come up against Leese, also a former player, Waller added: “We are now in the fourth qualifying round with a trip to Chesham United with the first round proper, and the chance of drawing a Football League side, just one win away.

“It will be a reunion with Andy and Jon Meakes, both of whom have managed us and of course Andy played for us in the 90s.

“It was under them that we were saved from relegation in 2005-06, our first season at step four, and then reached the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup in 2006-07, the furthest we had then ever been and those memorable trips to Margate and Woking.”

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