Potters Bar Town topple leaders Kings Langley
PUBLISHED: 15:45 21 March 2016 | UPDATED: 16:24 21 March 2016
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.
Potters Bar Town v Kings Langley
Josh Hutchinson returns to the Potters Bar Town
Joe Bennett brings the ball forward
Evandro Degado holds the ball up
Ashley Nathaniel-George controls the ball on his chest
Billy Adcock on the ball
Evandro Degado challenges for a header
Potters Bar manager Steve Ringrose
Ashley Nathaniel-George looks to get in front of his man
Karim Aissaoui plays a pass out wide
Will Wambeek goes for a high ball in the box
Sean Grace brings the ball forward
Evandro Degado on the attack
Evandro Degado shoots low past the keeper to open the scoring
Luke Warner-Eley holds off the defender
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.