Wake-up call for Potters Bar
PUBLISHED: 17:01 29 January 2008 | UPDATED: 22:17 26 October 2009
POTTERS Bar Town did not do enough to deserve anything from Saturday s match with Great Wakering Rovers, according to Scholars boss Steve Browne. Bar lost the Ryman League Division One North clash at Parkfield 1-0 and Browne had no complaints. We can be
POTTERS Bar Town did not do enough to deserve anything from Saturday's match with Great Wakering Rovers, according to Scholars boss Steve Browne.
Bar lost the Ryman League Division One North clash at Parkfield 1-0 and Browne had no complaints.
"We can be disappointed but not too disappointed because we didn't do enough to get anything out of it," said the Bar manager.
He felt his side were fortunate to be in the game at half-time as the Essex visitors could have scored more than just one in the opening 45 minutes.
Browne said: "I thought they dominated us in the first half and could have been two or three up.
"I don't think we threatened their goal at all in the first half.
"The opening 10 minute spell we looked a little bit dangerous but they gradually got into the game and were the better side."
A goal direct from a free-kick by Wakering's Danny Pitts on 16 minutes separated the two at the break.
Stern words were said at half-time before the Scholars came out and performed better after the interval.
"Second half they didn't trouble us too much but we didn't trouble them," said Browne.
"We were bullied in the first half. Wakering were up for it more and they wanted it.
"In the second half when we started running at them they couldn't really live with the pace we have.
"But we have got to learn how to use that pace.
"The difference between us and all the teams this year is the experience.
"All the outfield players are 18 to 24. They are all babies, they are all kids.
"We lost by a goal but we have to take heart from that."
The Town gaffer has called for his troops to rally and fight for success in the remaining games of the season.
"It is disappointing but as I said to the players they have to keep battling away.
"OK we haven't set the world alight and we didn't expect to but what we have to do is keep plugging away and keep building.
"We have a really difficult finish to the season with the games we have in February and March.
"So we have to start picking up points now.