Potters Bar’s ninth straight win sees them clear at top of Division 3SW

PUBLISHED: 11:02 26 November 2015 | UPDATED: 11:02 26 November 2015

Filbey celebrates opening the scoring for Potters Bar

Filbey celebrates opening the scoring for Potters Bar


Potters Bar made it nine league wins in a row with a thumping victory over promotion rivals Winchmore Hill, with perhaps their best display of the season.

It took Bar 22 minutes to finally break down their hosts after the keeper had kept out shots from Graham Abrey, Miles Tomkins and Ed Whybrow.

Michael Levy’s lofted pass was mishit but then misplayed by the Winchmore Hill defender allowing Levy to pick out Tom Clarke in a forward position. He played the ball on to Tomkins, whose first time pass to Mark Turpin put him in on the keeper who was finally beaten.

Crucially Bar did not allow themselves to relax in any way having finally taken the lead.

Then on 32 minutes, after 10 unsuccessful short corners, an 11th finally brought finally a goal.

Ray Li slipped a short pass to Ed Whybrow and despite the keeper getting something on the shot, the ball just about made it across the line.

Soon afterwards Ben Balmforth was finally called into action in the Bar goal after 33 minutes when the visitors almost caught the Bar defence napping – Balmforth making an excellent save and clearance from close range.

Into the second half, Winchmore Hill found a way back into the game as Li was penalised for making contact with the ball with his foot and the resulting flick left keeper Ben Balmforth with no chance.

Unperturbed Bar, and the unfortunate Li, hit back with a rebound effort that sailed into the net following Whybrow’s saved effort.

It was not long before Bar had their fourth.

A fine long pass from Ed Seaman once again caught out the Winchmore Hill defence, and although Clarke was denied by the onrushing keeper, the ball fell loose to Tomkins who flicked the ball over the keeper and in.

On the hour, Levy finally got it right at the near post following a short corner as he deflected home Clarke’s pass from short range.

Then came the goal of the game just a minute later as Levy won the ball on halfway, made a run down the right hand side before picking out Turpin in the D who then deflected the ball home from behind his back, completely fooling the defence and the keeper in the process.

The scoring was ended on 65 minutes. Simon Tenwick threaded the ball through to Whybrow who supplied Clarke for Bar’s seventh goal.

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