Norwich United 0 Potters Bar Town 1: Injury hit Planters slip to defeat against promotion hopefuls

PUBLISHED: 16:53 04 February 2018 | UPDATED: 16:53 04 February 2018

Shaun Wones had a late goal ruled out against Potters Bar Town. Picture: George Phillipou/TGS Photo

Shaun Wones had a late goal ruled out against Potters Bar Town. Picture: George Phillipou/TGS Photo

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Norwich United fell to a 13th-minute strike from Potters Bar Town striker Eoin Casey as they slipped to a second consecutive defeat at the hands of promotion hopefuls.

The Planters counted the cost of injury and illness and results elsewhere saw Cheshunt reduce the gap to the solitary relegation place to five points with a 1-1 draw against Ware.

Norwich were disappointed late on when they thought they had grabbed a 93rd minute equaliser with substitute Shaun Wones, playing despite an injury concern, netting from close range as the ball ricocheted around the area. However, the joy was short-lived as the linesman had his flag up for offside, much to the annoyance and frustration of the players.

This was a game that will be remembered by its fractious nature, not helped by some of the officials’ decisions, with both defences, in the main, well on top.

The Planters will be hoping to put this game well behind them when they travel to Heybridge Swifts on Tuesday evening.

Norwich United: Wilton, Mackie, Applegate, Jones, Eastaugh, Watts, Hitch (Wones 79), Pollock, Stewart, Jackson (Datocampol 62), Hipperson.

Potters Bar: Goode, Doyle, Lomas, O’Leary, Brown, Grace, Nicholas (Lawal 78), Adcock, Ward-Cochrane, Casey, Fernandes. Unused subs: Baird, Murray, Wambeek.

Referee: Paul Quick. Assistants: Bradley Mingay & Neil Jaques.

Attendance: 97

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