January 31 2015 Latest news:
POTTERS Bar Town manager Steve Browne was a happy man after his side s ugly 1-0 Ryman League win over Waltham Forest. Saturday s victory halted a run of three defeats on the trot and handed the Scholars only their second clean sheet in the league this s
POTTERS Bar Town manager Steve Browne was a happy man after his side's "ugly" 1-0 Ryman League win over Waltham Forest.
Saturday's victory halted a run of three defeats on the trot and handed the Scholars only their second clean sheet in the league this season.
It was just the tonic the Parkfield club needed after two league losses and a Herts Senior Challenge Cup tonking by Leverstock Green which Browne described as "probably the worst feeling I've had since I've been at the club."
Despite the Forest win, Browne was scathing about the Cricklefields Stadium pitch, on which both Waltham Forest and Ilford play their Ryman League home games.
He said: "The pitch was awful, but both teams had to play on it and they performed better on it than we did.
"I said to the boys sometimes we need to win ugly and that's how best to describe our performance.
"Not many teams will come here, whether they play Ilford or Waltham Forest, and do really well.
"I know teams have come here and got wins but it's a difficult place to come to and that was proved today (Saturday)."
Sammy Winston grabbed the all-important goal for the away side, but it was one of Forest's players who received praise from the Bar boss.
Winger Perry Burns was a danger all afternoon for Potters Bar and Browne acknowledged this.
He said: "We rode our luck a little bit and to be fair their number seven (Burns) was excellent, he was very bright."
Browne also reserved a mention for Town debutants Clydie Roberts and Ryan Edgar.
"The new lads that came into midfield did well," he said.
"They gave us some more strength and power in there.
"I'm just happy to get another three points."
The Parkfield club face Brentwood Town in the Isthmian League Cup First Round tonight (Tuesday).
The winners will play AFC Hornchurch.