Bishop’s Stortford 1-4 Potters Bar Town
Match Report 1/10/19
The Blues suffered a fifth successive defeat as Potters Bar Town won 1-4 at the ProKit UK Stadium.
In the driving rain early on, chances were few and far between, but the Blues were holding their own in the first half with Aaron Greene repeatedly beating his full back and provided crosses from the left, one which fell to Ryan Charles whose shot was blocked, and another that won a corner.
Jack Thomas gambled on a poor punch by R’avan Constable to shoot on the half-volley, but he saw his effort go high of the target.
Jamie Cureton, Johnville Renee and Jack Thomas combined for a great attack down the right, that resulted in Charles shooting but it was blocked by a well-organised defence.
The Scholars eventually made the breakthrough against the run of play with Josh Hutchinson sweeping home after Ben Ward-Cochrane cut the ball back to him from the bye-line.
And soon after the break they doubled their lead as Bradley Sach was on hand to tap in after ex-Blue George Craddock’s shot squirmed out of Fred Burbidge’s grasp.
Three goals in six minutes followed, as Potters Bar Town first increased their lead when Craddock powered home after the Blues couldn’t clear their lines.
Shomari Barnwell then made an instant impact off the Blues bench, scoring with a looping header at the back post from his first touch of the match.
But just as the Blues looked to have a glimmer of hope, Ward-Cochrane was gifted a tap in from Hutchinson who played an unselfish pass across goal for his team-mate to score.
Hutchinson himself could have had a hat trick from his late chances in the match, including a scorpion kick attempt that trickled just wide of the post.
The Blues drop down to 17th in the league, with a week and a half’s wait until the next match when Horsham are the visitors on 12th October.
Bishop’s Stortford XI
1: Fred Burbidge
2: Ben Sampayo
4: Jack Thomas
5: Sam Robbins ©
6: Ryan Henshaw
7: Ryan Charles
8: Alex Warman (Sub Mason 72’)
9: Jamie Cureton
11: Aaron Greene (Sub Barnwell 72’)
14: Johnville Renee
18: Chris Gregan
3: Billy Mycroft-Edwards
10: Olly Miles
15: Alfie Mason
17: Mark Haines
20: Shomari Barnwell (Goal 73’)
Potters Bar Town XI – Scholars
1: R’avan Constable
2: Chris Doyle
3: Andrew Lomas
4: Keagan Cole (Yellow card 24’)
5: James Budden (Sub Humphrey 65’)
6: George Quarrington-Carter
7: Ben Ward-Cochrane (Goal 75’)
8: George Craddock (Goal 71’)
9: Josh Hutchinson (Goal 37’) (Sub Young 87’)
10: Bradley Sach (Yellow card 63’) (Sub Kartita 80’)
11: Thomas Gogo
12: Jack Humphrey
14: Stefan Powell
15: Ryan Young
16: Imedd Kartita
17: Joakim Ehui