Town all set four final
PUBLISHED: 10:11 23 March 2006 | UPDATED: 14:36 12 May 2010
Buntingford Town Youth 4 Potters Bar Town 0 TOWN'S youth side added another chapter to the club's history as they reached the Herts Youth Cup Final. They will meet FA Trophy giantkillers Borehamwood at the County Ground, on Sunday, April 23. Buntingford
Buntingford Town Youth 4 Potters Bar Town 0 TOWN'S youth side added another chapter to the club's history as they reached the Herts Youth Cup Final. They will meet FA Trophy giantkillers Borehamwood at the County Ground, on Sunday, April 23. Buntingford took a ninth-minute lead when Luke Robins outpaced the full back after a good passing move but his run was crudely ended with a poor tackle by the full back in the area for a clear penalty. Ashley Townsend sent the resulting spot-kick into the bottom right corner. This was the only chance the home side created, though, as Potters Bar dominated. But Buntingford's determination to show good fighting spirit reduced the visitors to only half-chances which meant goalkeeper John Bitting was never called upon to make any meaningful saves. The game turned on its head after the half-time interval with Buntingford dominating proceedings in the second half. David Cain and Will Turl headed corners narrowly over and wide respectively before the pressure paid off in the 63rd minute. Another whipped-in Tom Malins corner was headed home in the six-yard box by the unmarked Townsend. Bar changed formation to counteract Buntingford's second-half supremacy but struggled to get out of their own half as the home sided continued to press for goals. Robins hit an angled drive inches wide and also had the ball in the net but was ruled offside before the game was wrapped up with 18 minutes remaining. Substitute Gary Christie received a ball on the left touchline, cut inside and outpaced two defenders and fired past the advancing keeper. Christie had an identical chance just seconds later but shot just wide before completing the scoring eight minutes from time. Ashley Townsend beat the full back with some neat skill and sent a dangerous cross into the six-yard box. The Bar centre-half could not deal with the quality of the cross and only miskicked to Christie, who tucked it away from eight yards.