Potters Bar Town topple leaders Kings Langley

PUBLISHED: 15:45 21 March 2016 | UPDATED: 16:24 21 March 2016

Evandro Degado shoots low past the keeper to open the scoring

Evandro Degado shoots low past the keeper to open the scoring


Potters Bar Town upset league leaders Kings Langley ending their 10 game unbeaten run on Saturday with a 3-1 win at the Pakex Stadium.

Steve Ringrose’s in-form Scholars, now unbeaten in eight league games themselves, were 2-0 ahead by half-time and sealed the three points after the break.

The visitors settled first looking the more assured in the opening 15 minutes without really threatening.

Potters Bar then found their rhythm and began to probe the opposition’s defence.

The opening half hour had been competitive and hard fought but the Scholars then upped their performance.

On 33 minutes Evandro Delgado collected the ball out on the right and went on a run beating two defendersbefore cutting into the box to strike a firm shot that the keeper could only slow down as it found the left hand corner.

Ten minutes later and another quality goal came Bar’s way.

Joe Bennett was played into the box, he rounded the keeper and slotted home for a deserved second taking the game away from the table-toppers.

The second half continued in the same vein.

After working hard Ashley Nathaniel-George was substituted to be replaced by the returning Josh Hutchinson, Bar’s top scorer last season who has returned on duel registration from parent club Wealdstone.

Jack Lyons replaced Delgado and on 77 minutes he won the ball back on the right of the box turned a defender and slotted home for the third.

The visitors refused to give up and scored a consolation goal on 85 minutes through Mitchell Weiss.

Langley also went close a couple more time in the last 10 minutes of the encounter, but Bar held out for the victory.

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