Scholars are a soft touch

PUBLISHED: 17:05 19 February 2008 | UPDATED: 22:10 26 October 2009

Steve Browne

Steve Browne

SCHOLARS manager Steve Browne felt his side conceded a soft goal as they slipped to a 1-0 defeat to Arlesey Town on Saturday. Despite his side creating enough scoring opportunities to get something from the game, they failed to find the net and were mad

SCHOLARS manager Steve Browne felt his side conceded a "soft" goal as they slipped to a 1-0 defeat to Arlesey Town on Saturday.

Despite his side creating enough scoring opportunities to get something from the game, they failed to find the net and were made to pay for it.

The Blues grabbed the only goal of the game just after the break.

Left winger Idemundia Okeje put in a low ball across the face of goal to his right flank counterpart Obi Nene to tap in at the back post.

Following the encounter Browne said: "It was a game where there weren't many chances.

"In the first half it was battled out in midfield with not much football being played.

"It was a lot better second half but the goal was another soft goal.

"The lad's gone past Billy (Crowther) and put a ball in right across the face of our goal and the boy scored at the back post."

Browne thought the goal was the kind he has been trying to will his side to get.

"We put those kinds of balls in on Tuesday night (against Bury Town) but our forwards were six yards away from play.

"Arlesey have demonstrated what players should do when the ball is on the other side, so it was disappointing to concede the goal."

After going behind, Browne thought his side were in control and should have got something from the game.

"After that there was only one team in it," he said. "Second half we dominated. We had five very, very good chances and didn't take one.

"I've just explained to them in there that goals win football matches and we don't do that very well."

Potters Bar are away to Waltham Forest on Saturday.

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