Potters Bar punished by short corners as trip to Olympic venue ends in defeat

PUBLISHED: 16:01 21 November 2018 | UPDATED: 16:02 21 November 2018

Graham Abrey got Potters Bar's goal at Crostyx. Picture: Melissa Page

Graham Abrey got Potters Bar's goal at Crostyx. Picture: Melissa Page


Short corners proved Potters Bar’s downfall as they were ruthlessly punished by Crostyx in their East League Division One match.

Bar had looked good for the duration of the match in east London but were undone by two set-pieces which gave the hosts a 2-1 win.

Played at the Olympic Hockey Centre in Lee Valley, Potters Bar made the better start with Graham Abrey going close on three minutes.

So it was against the run of play when Crostyx took the lead shortly after with a short corner that was dispatched at the second attempt following a block by Ed Seaman.

But the visitors continued to press, although Ben Balmforth still had to make some good saves, and it was only a surprise that the equaliser arrived after the break.

Abrey got it, moving into the D before unleashing a powerful shot beyond the keeper.

However, parity lasted just three minutes as the flick from the short corner was perfectly placed into the top corner.

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