Slideshow: Two-goal Sam's the talk of the Town
PUBLISHED: 17:43 04 December 2007 | UPDATED: 21:22 26 October 2009
Ryman League Division One North Potters Bar Town 4 Aveley 2 TWO first-half strikes by Sam Adejokun sent Potters Bar on their way to a 4-2 home league win against Aveley on Saturday. Steve Browne s men claimed a welcome victory on the back of two Ryman Le
Ryman League Division One North
Potters Bar Town 4 Aveley 2
TWO first-half strikes by Sam Adejokun sent Potters Bar on their way to a 4-2 home league win against Aveley on Saturday.
Steve Browne's men claimed a welcome victory on the back of two Ryman League defeats following an entertaining match at Parkfield played in difficult conditions.
The Scholars set the tone for the game right from the off with the pace of Junior Dadson and Duane Jackman causing panic in the Aveley defence.
Potters Bar took the lead just six minutes in when Adejokun hit his first.
He applied the finish to a neat passing move involving Jackman, Carl Wilson-Dennis and George Sifonios.
Seconds later, with the Millers' back-line again in disarray, Dadson missed the target with his shot going over the top.
As the wind and rain had an increasing effect on the play, Potters Bar continued to press forward.
A Wilson-Dennis cross just failed to find James Archer at the back of the box.
Dadson remained a problem for the Aveley defenders and almost extended the lead on 25 minutes after latching onto a Nathan Smith pass but his shot was blocked for a corner.
Aveley's first real attack of the game came on the half-hour mark as Wayne Vaughan found himself in space but Scholars keeper Ashlee Jones saved easily.
Adejokun doubled his tally with an almost identical goal to his first with just three minutes left in the half.
Wilson-Dennis provided the final pass following more good work by Town pair Sifonios and Jackman.
The Essex visitors came out fighting for the second period with striker Ainsley Gasper producing a save from Jones in the second minute of the half.
It was Gasper again who forced the best piece of goalkeeping action of the day from the Scholars stopper.
He turned to find himself free in the area, but his fierce drive was turned away by the diving Jones.
Moments later Aveley were back in the game as a poor clearance from a corner fell to John Maskell, who drove the ball through a crowd to beat Jones.
The visitors' joy was short-lived as just three minutes later Wilson-Dennis was again the provider.
Dadson collected his pass and smashed the ball home beyond keeper Adam Rafis to restore the two-goal lead.
Aveley once again got back into the match with striker Wayne Vaughan taking advantage of a defensive lapse to make the home fans nerves begin to jangle.
They were not worried for too long as the two-goal cushion was once again restored within three minutes.
The ever-dangerous Dadson ran at the Aveley defence and was upended by Golby in the penalty area.
Rafis produced a fine save to deny Adejokun his hat-trick from the spot.
However, the rebound was tucked away by the alert Precious Koko to finish the scoring and send the Scholars' fans home happy.