Town punished for their mistakes

PUBLISHED: 16:50 12 February 2008 | UPDATED: 21:57 26 October 2009

Ryman League Division One North Potters Bar Town 1 Northwood 2 POTTERS Bar Town lost 2-1 to Northwood in a Ryman League Division One North game they should have got more from. Scholars boss Steve Browne thought his side did enough to secure at least a

Ryman League Division One North

Potters Bar Town 1 Northwood 2

POTTERS Bar Town lost 2-1 to Northwood in a Ryman League Division One North game they should have got more from.

Scholars boss Steve Browne thought his side did enough to secure at least a draw from the encounter at Parkfield last Tuesday night.

Browne said: "Overall, we deserved to get a point from the game but it was not to be.

"In the last 10 minutes or so we had ample chances to win the match, let alone get a point from it."

Defensive errors led to both of the Woods goals, which gifted the visitors the win at a wet and windy Parkfield.

Northwood took the lead on nine minutes when debutant Bar defender Ryan Bernard got a header wrong and Phil Turner nipped in to get the ball.

He then lifted a shot over stranded keeper Ashlee Jones and into the net.

Of that strike Browne said: "I thought we defended badly for the first goal.

"Ryan's misjudged a header, Ashlee was 10 yards off his line and the boy has lobbed him.

"I thought both of them could have done better."

Five minutes before the break, the Scholars got back on level terms.

Striker Sam Adejokun headed a cross from the left at the target.

Keeper Mitch Swain saved it but the ball fell to winger Darryl Wilson, who tapped home.

The winner came just before the hour mark after a glaring mistake by Jones in the Bar goal.

A tame Dwane Williams shot from distance slipped through his fingers and into the net.

Browne said: "From our point of view they got a really sloppy second goal.

"We all turned away thinking Ashlee had saved it and there was a roar as he let it slip. It wasn't even a shot, it was more like a pass back."

The man in charge also felt the absence of three of his regular starting 11 was key. Left-back Nathan Smith, winger Junior Dadson and central midfielder Nick McKay were all on trial at League Two side Yeovil and were unavailable for the game.

"We had the three lads missing who were at Yeovil and they would have made a difference," said Browne.


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