We’re focussed on what we have to do to grab the title says Crows skipper

Scott Bridges

Scott Bridges - Credit: Archant

Scott Bridges says his side are fully focussed on what they have to do in order to claim the Southern League Division One Central title and they won’t be distracted by their rivals’ results.

The Crows led the pack just three weeks ago but one draw and two defeats, including a 3-1 reverse at new leaders Egham Town, have derailed their title push.

A dominant 4-1 home victory over 10-man Potters Bar Town, initiated by Rhys Hoenes’ brace, Ryan Ingrey’s left-foot effort and Bridges’ penalty, on Tuesday night steadied the ship after their rocky patch.

Speaking after the Bar victory, skipper Bridges told the Crow: “The gaffer told us before the game we have to get back to the way we’ve been playing for the rest of the season and we did that.

“We had a couple of personnel changes but I don’t think that affects the team too much. Whoever we put out knows just how important the end of the season is so we’re all prepared.

“We’re looking at just winning our three games now.

“Obviously we have to play Egham so if we beat them they’re out of it. We need Kings Langley to lose but we can’t concentrate on that.

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“We just have to concentrate on getting our victories and hope the rest will fall into place.”

Bridges has been a big loss for Royston at times this season, with several suspension periods leaving him licking his wounds on the sidelines.

His spot-kick, following a 23rd-minute foul on Hoenes, was his 15th goal of the campaign, showing just how big a player he is for Steve Castle’s men.

He also exhibited good temprament to avoid being sent-off after an off-the-field clash with Potters Bar Town full-back Will Wambeek in the second half.

Instead the Scholars defender was shown his marching orders after pushing Bridges head-first into the perimeter fencing around the pitch while the skipper was just cautioned.

He continued: “I’m trying to get less bookings each game now.

“In regards to that incident, he [Wambeek] definitely deserved to go for that. The ball wasn’t even in play and he pushed me from behind.

He added: “Me, the chairman and the gaffer sat down and looked at my discipline and since this I think I’ve improved and it showed then.”

Town travel to play-off chasing Aylesbury on Saturday knowing only a win will do.