Team togetherness shining through says Steve Ringrose after Potters Bar Town fightback to beat Bishop’s Stortford

PUBLISHED: 09:00 24 October 2018

Steve Brown started the Potters Bar Town fightback against Bishop's Stortford. 

Picture: Karyn Haddon.

Steve Brown started the Potters Bar Town fightback against Bishop's Stortford. Picture: Karyn Haddon.


A tough week for Potters Bar Town ended with a remarkable 4-2 come-from-behind victory over Bishop’s Stortford – and Steve Ringrose believes that is a sign of the togetherness of the squad.

The Scholars were rocked on Thursday when manager James Duncan and first-team coach took up the post at Chesham United.

It left skipper Lee O’Leary and director of football Ringrose in charge of the side.

And with the help of former Hendon man Scott Cousins, a friend of O’Leary, Ringrose believes they are forming a good team.

He said: “We need to keep the ship steady and keep things ticking over and Scotty is more than happy to do the coaching.

“He’s an excellent coach and he is good around the changing rooms and Lee has a lot of respect both as a player and a leader.

“So it’s all just gelled together.

“Darryl Vass has stuck alongside us at the moment and as a team we’ve worked well.”

He did say it was unlikely that he would return permanently to the manager’s role.

“I’ve done 30 years in the dugout and on the training pitch but I enjoy my holidays too much for the full-time commitment,” he admitted.

“But I’m quite happy to be the link between the football and the committee and making sure things tick over properly and that we do things right.

“I just want to keep the good name of the club that’s been built over a long period of time.”

Tuesday night’s superb victory took Bar supporters on another rollercoaster ride as a difficult first-half saw them 2-0 down before Steve Brown halved the gap right before half-time.

And by the time the final whistle blew they had made it four.

Ringrose said: “I don’t think there’s been another game in a long, long time that epitomises the saying ‘game of two halves’.

“We had no fluidity whatsoever but they say goals change games and that goal before half-time was invaluable.

“Scott had a few choice words but the lads to be fair have put the situation in the last week behind them, got on with it and worked hard.

“And second half in particular we had three or four other good chances and I think it just shows their enthusiasm for it and commitment.”

Next up is an FA Trophy tie away at Margate.

“I’ll have my bucket and spade but I won’t go swimming, it may be too cold,” joked Ringrose.

“After tonight the spirit will be sky high and hopefully we can go down there and get a good result.”

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