Bostik Premier: Defensive slips prove costly as Potters Bar Town lose to Margate

PUBLISHED: 09:14 03 December 2018 | UPDATED: 09:15 03 December 2018

Potters Bar Town's George Nicholas hit the woodwork in the first half against Margate. 

Picture: Karyn Haddon

Potters Bar Town's George Nicholas hit the woodwork in the first half against Margate. Picture: Karyn Haddon


Potters Bar Town slipped to another defeat as new managers Scott Cousins and Lee O’Leary continued their troubled start at the Pakex.

The 2-1 reverse at home to Margate was their fifth loss in a row and fourth in the Bostik Premier Division.

Late goals have proved their undoing in most of them, however, this time it was defensive slips that haunted the Scholars.

Margate took the lead just before half-time, George Brown pouncing on hesitation in the Bar defence, while the second arrived on the hour as the hosts failed to deal with a cross and Jack Paxman headed home a rebound.

Sean Grace headed home a Keagan Cole free-kick to give them hope of a comeback but it was The Gate who went closest with a shot from Jordan Robins hitting the bar.

The Scholars had also struck the woodwork in a first-half where they had plenty of chances.

That came from George Nicholas and it needed a good save from Henry Newcombe to deny Brad Sach before that.

It just wasn’t their day though.

They will look to try and rebuild their fragile confidence with a trip to Corinthian Casuals on Saturday.

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