Potters Bar Town narrowly beaten by league leaders
PUBLISHED: 17:12 24 November 2015 | UPDATED: 17:12 24 November 2015
A late goal saw Potters Bar Town lose only their second home league game of the season as they went down 1-0 to leaders St Ives Town on Saturday.
Steve Ringrose’s Scholars went into the clash with one of the best home records in the Division One Central.
From eight games they had secured five wins and two draws, with their only loss at the Pakex Stadium coming against Aylesbury United on the opening day of the season.
However, that losing record was doubled at the weekend as the Scholars were undone in the 80th minute by Scott Sinclair’s super strike for the visitors.
A ball forward came back off a defender and from 35 yards Sinclair arrowed a shot into the top corner past Bar keeper Connor Sansom.
The first half had seen the home side enjoy plenty of possession, despite playing into the wind.
However, while balls were put into the box away keeper Tim Trebes was able to collect as Bar did not create too many clear-cut chances.
Evandro Delgado went closest when evading several challenges before curling inches wide from just outside the box.
St Ives’ best opportunity came as a long ball forward in the wind from Trebes was misjudged by defender Connor Sullivan.
Phil Draycott ran onto the loose ball, but was unable to get it under control before shooting wide.
After the break St Ives started brightly and went close as Sinclair fired just off target after a free-kick was cleared to him 20 yards out.
As leaders St Ives looked to break the deadlock Sinclair delivered a corner deep to the far post where Harry O’Malley’s effort was blocked by Joe Bennett before being cleared.
The breakthrough was then to come as Sinclair’s winner broke Bar hearts.
The hosts had one last effort to rescue a point and were unfortunate to see Eoin Casey’s attempt come back off the post following Delgado’s pass.
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