Potters Bar Town could prove more of a problem than Leyton Orient to Haringey Borough after big league win

PUBLISHED: 12:14 30 November 2017 | UPDATED: 12:14 30 November 2017

Michael Murray scored the winner for Potters Bar Town against Haringey Borough. 


Michael Murray scored the winner for Potters Bar Town against Haringey Borough. Picture: KARYN HADDON


While Haringey Borough are naturally looking ahead to their FA Trophy clash with Leyton Orient, they now also have one eye looking over their shoulder at the Maroon express that is Potters Bar Town – after the Scholars claimed a 2-1 win over them at the Pakex Stadium.

The victory was Town’s third in a row and stretched their unbeaten run in the Bostik League North Division to six.

More importantly it closed the gap to Haringey, sitting in the final play-off place, to just one point.

They had to do it the hard way, coming from a goal behind.

That was scored on 31 minutes when Ralston Gabriel fired home after Berkley Laurencin in the Bar goal had saved an initial shot with his legs.

The returning Dan Pett got the equaliser, collecting an inch-perfect cross-field ball from Lee O’Leary, before cutting in from the right and hitting a hard and low shot into the left-hand corner.

That came one minute before half-time and the winner arrived three minutes after the break.

The Scholars had started extremely lively and got their reward when Ismael Ehui was hauled down in the box.

Michael Murray saw the resultant spot kick saved but he made no mistake with the rebound.

Ehui hit the post a few minutes later after a stunning run and shot as Potters Bar continued to look dangerous on the break.

Another chance late on saw Murray’s free kick from the left find an unmarked Sean Grace at the far post, but his header across goal for Lee O’Leary was clawed away by the keeper.

The Scholars will look to break into the play-off positions on Saturday when they host Mildenhall Town.

Kick-off at the Pakex is at 3pm.

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