Potters Bar Town lose out at Farnborough

PUBLISHED: 15:30 31 October 2016

Potters Bar Town skipper Garry Jones takes on his man. Picture: Mark Long

Potters Bar Town skipper Garry Jones takes on his man. Picture: Mark Long


Potters Bar Town fell to a 2-0 loss away to high-flying Farnborough in the Southern League Division One Central on Saturday.

Town had gone into the game on the back of two successive league wins, however they were unable to make it a hat-trick in Hampshire.

Farnborough started the game well and took the lead after just a minute.

Perry Coles converted a low effort past keeper Ravan Constable after a cross from the right.

Things were to get worse for Steve Ringrose’s men on 21 minutes as the home side doubled their advantage from another delivery into the penalty box.

This time a low cross from the left was tucked in at the far post by Chris Allen.

Going 2-0 down seemed to spur on Potters Bar, but Farnborough restricted them to shots from distance which they were unable to convert.

After the break Bar went close to pulling one back as Lamar Simpson’s corner was met by striker Michael Murray, but his goalbound effort was cleared off the line.

That was as close as Bar got to a goal and they had to thank Constable for two good stops at the other end to keep the hosts adding to their tally further.

The loss leaves Town 11th in the table, but only three points from the play-off places.

The Scholars are due to face SSML Premier Division Berkhamsted tomorrow night (Tuesday) in the Herts Senior Cup first round.

On Saturday Potters Bar return to Southern League action as they host Ashford Town (Middlesex) at the Pakex Stadium, kick-off 3pm.

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