Potters Bar Town look to break club record
PUBLISHED: 16:15 23 April 2013 | UPDATED: 16:20 23 April 2013
POTTERS Bar Town go into their last game of the season on Saturday looking to break their club record Ryman League Division One North finish and points tally.
The record was set last term when the Scholars ended the campaign in 12th place with 57 points.
With a game to play Adam Lee’s side have again amassed 57 points and sit in 11th position.
The only team who can catch Bar now is Cheshunt who are 12th and three points behind, they travel to Needham Market this weekend.
Potters Bar host Witham Town at the Pakex Stadium on Saturday and go into the match on the back of a 2-0 loss at Waltham Abbey and a fine 3-2 win away at play-off hopefuls Aveley.
Against Abbey on Monday night the hosts won a first half penalty as James Peagram was brought down in the box, but Joe Pearman missed the spot kick as the first 45 minutes ended goalless.
After the break Dean Green put the home side ahead.
Soon after he bagged a second to wrap up the three points.
Bar took a bare XI to Aveley on Saturday and came away with a stunning victory in the circumstances.
Teenage goalkeeper Greg Marsh took his place between the sticks for Bar, while 16-year-old Frankie Lane was also in the side.
Aveley went ahead after just four minutes through Alex Read and must have fancied their chances against the shoe-string side.
However, Bar levelled before the 10 minute mark when Josh Hutchinson volleyed home.
Things got even better for Bar when an untimely slip by Aveley’s Danny Hopkins opened the way for Aryan Takbakhsh who proceeded to curl a wonderful effort into the top corner.
After the break Bar added a third goal to their tally for the day.
Despite suffering from an illness, 18-year-old Liam Magwood fired in another fine Bar goal from 25 yards.
Aveley reduced the arrears to 3-2 as Bar’s Lee Close headed an Andy Hall free-kick into his own net.
Towards the end the hosts pushed for a leveller but were regularly thwarted by stopper Marsh as Bar wrapped up an unlikely victory.
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