Watford knock Potters Bar Town out of cup

PUBLISHED: 16:45 10 March 2014 | UPDATED: 16:45 10 March 2014

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Three second half goals sent Potters Bar Town out of the Herts Senior Challenge Cup against a Watford XI on Thursday night.

The game, which had been postponed several times, started evenly with both sides trying to knock the ball around on a sticky pitch at the Pakex Stadium.

James Ewington had the first serious attempt for the Scholars when a throw was pushed onto him by Tobi Akin but he shot wide.

After 15 minutes Fabion Simms went off with a hamstring injury and he was replaced by Sonny Feltwell an U18s player.

On 20 minutes, the young Watford side counter-attacked following a Bar corner and keeper James Catlin, in for the departed George Kamurasi, saved.

The Scholars began to the get the measure of Watford and came close to scoring after 30 minutes.

Straight from a throw-in, Josh Hutchinson hit a first time shot which the Watford keeper did well to push round the post.

A few minutes later Akin attempted an overhead kick, but it sailed over the bar.

A few minutes into the second half Tom Laxton ran onto a ball on the right hand side of the park and hit a fierce shot just wide.

Both sides continued passing and probing until the 67th minute when Watford hit a speculative pass which was latched onto by Kurtis Cumberbatch.

He beat a home defender for pace and slotted past Catlin.

Having made the breakthrough, Watford doubled their advantage 90 seconds later when Michael Folivi capitalised on a one-on-one opportunity.

Folivi netted his second with 12 minutes left to play as he headed past the Bar keeper to round-off neat a build-up from the Hornets.

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