Kingstonian lose first home game of the season against Potters Bar Town

By Joe Acklam

3rd Oct 2022 | Football

Top of the table Potters Bar inflict first home defeat for Kingstonian. Photo: James Boyes.
Top of the table Potters Bar inflict first home defeat for Kingstonian. Photo: James Boyes.

Kingstonian lost their first home game of the season as two second half goals meant that Potters Bar Town went top of the Isthmian League Premier Division with a 3-1 win. 

Finlay Titchmarsh gave the Scholars the lead after half an hour, before Tyrese Owen got the Ks into half time on level terms. 

However, an early goal in the second half from Dejon Noel-Williams and then Quentin Monville wrapped up the win twenty minutes later. 

Defeat sees Hayden Bird's men drop down a place in the division to 15th place and they are now four games without a league win. 

Sam Jackson was quickly called into action to deny a Potters Bar team who made a confident start to the game and pulled off a save straight out of the top drawer to deny the Scholars and Jack Strange was on hand to block the follow up. 

But after 28 minutes Potters Bar broke the Kingstonian resistance after a well work move ended with the ball coming to Titchmarsh to finish well. 

Owen got the first Kingstonian opening of the game shortly after when he took aim from 20 yards out and it flew just wide of the upright to keep Town honest. 

Then on the stroke of half-time the Ks were level against the run of play when Ben Ward-Cochrane crossed it into Owen who emphatically volleyed it into the roof of the net. 

Straight after the restart there was a chance for Kingstonian to go ahead when a good piece of hold-up play from Kieron Cadogan allowed him to slip Dwight Pacal in behind and he forced a strong save out of the 'keeper. 

This spell was not to last long as on 55 minutes Potters Bar reclaimed the lead as Noel-Williams managed to get contact on a low cross and got it between the legs of Ted Collins in the Kingstonian goal. 

Kingstonian tried to get back into the game but struggled to convert possession into chances and were then undone as a long ball got flicked on for Monville to run in on goal, he rounded Collins and tapped it into the unguarded net to rubber stamp the win for the visitors.


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