Scholars buried at Bury

PUBLISHED: 13:51 14 February 2008 | UPDATED: 22:09 26 October 2009

Goalkeeper Ashlee Jones gave away a penalty

Goalkeeper Ashlee Jones gave away a penalty

Bury Town 3 Potters Bar Town 0 Mark Hemmings reports from Ram Meadow POTTERS Bar conceded after just 17 seconds on Tuesday night as they lost 3-0 away to Bury Town. Two more goals in the second half for the Blues, one from the penalty spot, gave them a d

Bury Town 3 Potters Bar Town 0

Mark Hemmings reports from Ram Meadow

POTTERS Bar conceded after just 17 seconds on Tuesday night as they lost 3-0 away to Bury Town.

Two more goals in the second half for the Blues, one from the penalty spot, gave them a deserved victory.

Apart from a penalty appeal of their own, which the linesman initially signalled for and then put his flag down, Steve Browne's side had little to show from their trip to Suffolk.

Bar were caught cold in the very first minute of the Ryman League game at Ram Meadow.

The Scholars kicked off and lumped the ball into their opponents' half.

Bury whacked it back into Bar's territory. Home forward Sam Reed teed up strike partner Liam Barrett, who volleyed into the far right corner past keeper Ashlee Jones from 20 yards.

Stunned at falling a goal behind, Potters Bar got into gear after 10 minutes.

A spell of crisp, pass and move football from the Scholars looked like giving them the edge.

However, they could not create a final pass to set up a clear shooting opportunity.

An effort from distance by Precious Koko was dragged wide, while Sean Bonnett-Johnson had a shot blocked on the edge of the area.

Bar, at times, displayed the raw pace they have in attack.

Firstly, Junior Dadson flew past full-back Stuart Walker and whipped in a cross that nobody was waiting for.

Minutes later, striker Sam Adejokun won the ball in the Bar half and beat two men before slipping a through pass to Dadson, who was adjudged offside.

The hosts came closest to getting another goal in the opening half.

A corner was not cleared by the Scholars and was crossed in again to captain Tom Bullard, who unchallenged got to the ball first but nodded over.

Just 10 minutes after the break it was 2-0.

With defender Billy Crowther down injured, Bury played the ball into the Potters Bar half.

Central defender Ryan Bernard was caught in possession and a ball was played through to Sam Reed.

He tried to go around keeper Jones, but was pulled down by the custodian.

The ref had no option to point to the spot and Jones was booked.

Jones was unable to repeat his penalty heroics shown against Wingate & Finchley, as Danny Cornwell scored from the spot.

That effectively ended the match as a contest.

Bar were denied what seemed to be a stonewall penalty on 73 minutes.

Adejokun was tripped by Walker in the box. The linesman flagged for it but seemed to change his mind when the ref ignored him.

The points were sealed for Bury with nine minutes to play when defender Gavin Johnson headed in a Lee Reed corner.

Arlesey Town are the visitors to Parkfield this Saturday, kick-off 3pm.

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