Scholars show their class in final game

PUBLISHED: 10:00 30 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:53 26 October 2009

Potters Bar striker Sam Adejokun

Potters Bar striker Sam Adejokun

Ryman League Division One North AFC Sudbury 0 Potters Bar Town 1 A SOLITARY Sam Adejokun goal on Saturday away at high-fliers AFC Sudbury gave Potters Bar Town a winning end to a mixed season. The striker was on hand to nod in after Serge Mokofo s shot h

Ryman League Division One North

AFC Sudbury 0 Potters Bar Town 1

A SOLITARY Sam Adejokun goal on Saturday away at high-fliers AFC Sudbury gave Potters Bar Town a winning end to a mixed season.

The striker was on hand to nod in after Serge Mokofo's shot had come back off a post.

Three points in Suffolk at the King's Marsh Stadium ensured the Scholars finished 17th in the Ryman League Division One North table.

Liverpool legend and four times European Cup winner Phil Neal was guest of honour at the fixture.

From kick-off the Yellows could have taken the lead but Stuart Boardley hit an angled effort from inside the box at Bar keeper Ashlee Jones.

Steve Browne's side responded almost immediately and came within a whisker of going in front on three minutes.

Adejokun raced onto a lobbed Junior Dadson pass.

The Bar top scorer got to the ball before the home keeper Nathan Munson, but lifted his shot over the custodian and against the crossbar.

A Makofo corner 10 minutes later flashed across the front of goal, just evading the Bar trio of Adejokun, Precious Koko and Nick McCoy.

Second in the table Sudbury were awarded a dubious free-kick just outside the away side's box on 20 minutes.

Boardley fed James Rowe, who lashed high of the target.

Town tried to hassle their opponents every time they got the ball and didn't let them settle.

At the back, Billy Crowther, Koko, Theo Daniels and Jonathan Spencer comfortably dealt with the threat of their hosts.

In the final attack of the opening half, a long Sudbury ball from defence was flicked on by Rowe towards Gareth Simpson.

It look like he'd worked space for a clean shot at goal but Daniels got an important touch to clear danger.

Bar showed their winning intent just 45 seconds after the break.

Mokofo galloped down the left wing and crossed for Sean Bonnett-Johnson.

The 18-year-old midfielder got an effort at goal which Munson saved.

Sudbury had a little spell of possession and Jones' goal was threatened several times.

Firstly, Rowe got onto a bouncing ball which Daniels misjudged but he fired wide of the target.

Boardley then whacked a free-kick from 20 yards well wide and failed to test Jones.

Gareth Heath was next to try his luck from distance. However, his attempt was well gathered by Jones, who dived low to his right.

Heath again then shot wide on the turn following a long throw.

On 66 minutes, the breakthrough came. Bar right back Crowther released Makofo, who outpaced the Sudbury defence.

With just the goalkeeper to beat, he shot over him but against the post.

The ball fell to Adejokun, who followed up and headed the ball into an unguarded net.

That goal lifted the Scholars, who looked to add to their tally.

Speedy counter-attacks with the likes of Adejokun, Makofo and Dadson breaking caused the hosts problems. However, they did not find a second goal.

It was Sudbury who had a great chance to rescue a point late in the game.

Following a corner from the right, Simon Head nodded over when in front of goal.

With that miss Bar saw out the remainder of the match and ended the term with a rare away victory and clean sheet.


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