Bar are culled by Robert’s strike


The Non-League Football Paper - - BOSTIK LEAGUE PREMIER - By Alan Evans

ROBERT Cullen’s firsthalf strike de­cided a hard-fought game in which de­fences ex­celled.

In a hec­tic first half, most of the ac­tion con­cen­trated in mid­field with both keep­ers rarely trou­bled.

The dead­lock was bro­ken on 24 min­utes. A mazy run by D’Sean Theobalds caused havoc in the Bar de­fence and Cullen took ad­van­tage with a well-struck shot past Bar keeper Berkley Lau­rencin.

The Schol­ars pressed for­ward but it the Tan­ners al­most dou­bled their lead on 36 min­utes when Travis Gre­gory’s shot came back off the bar with Lau­rencin stranded.

Pot­ters Bar started the sec­ond half brightly, Billy Ad­cock and San­dro Costa com­bin­ing well only for Costa to curl his shot wide.

Ge­orge Ni­cholas had a chance to equalise but his header went over the top. Costa beat the off­side trap but not Leather­head keeper Zaki Oualah.

Sub­sti­tute Eoin Casey al­most helped steal a point on 86 min­utes when Oualah saved his shot and Billy Ad­cock’s fol­lowup was also blocked.

And de­spite a spir­ited sec­ond half per­for­mance from The Schol­ars, the vis­i­tors held out.

STAR MAN: Will Salmon (Leather­head) EN­TER­TAIN­MENT: ★★★★★

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