Lochhead nails down Potton’s points
Potton United 1 Stotfold O It was a real family affair as Potton won this Beds derby on Easter Monday courtesy of a single goal. A number of players on the pitch had spent time at both clubs. And Stotfold s management team of Ian Allinson and Ian Donnelly
Potton United 1 Stotfold O
It was a real family affair as Potton won this Beds derby on Easter Monday courtesy of a single goal.
A number of players on the pitch had spent time at both clubs.
And Stotfold's management team of Ian Allinson and Ian Donnelly were up against their sons - Lee (Allinson) plus Brett and Luke (Donnelly) - so the game had an added edge.
Stuart Lochhead's free-kick on 19 minutes was the difference between the two teams with Stotfold again having plenty of possession but failing to finish.
Wes Byrne and Joe Philbin had balls bounce just in front of them in the box in the first few minutes.
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Then a heavy first touch from Byrne took a ball over the top too wide and despite getting the shot on target, Brad Gillham was at the near post to collect.
Steve Kuhne forced a good low save from Nigel Blower, heading down a free-kick from the left on 37 minutes.
The referee kept both dug-outs entertained when he awarded a penalty for a shove on Byrne in a crowded box only for his assistant to get his attention for an earlier offside five minutes before the break.
Luke Donnelly, after earlier being booked for dissent, was given his marching orders a minute before the break again for more protests.
In the second half, only Gordon Guile's powerful volley a quarter of an hour from the end forced a good save from Gillham.
Rokermen: Blower, Nichol, Philbin (Lee), Kennoy (Guile), Juneja (Hall), Taylor, Hull, Gregory, Byrne, Donnelly, Case.
Stotfold went down 4-1 at Boston on Saturday.
Dan Gregory gave the Eagles a shock lead three minutes before the break but Boston were on terms within two minutes through Dave Scotney. Paul Goodhand put Boston in front after 73 minutes and 10 minutes later, Gary Bull scored his 50th goal of the season in all competitions.
Goodhand completed the scoring two minutes from time.
Rokermen: Blower, R Nicholl, Philbin, Taylor (L Nicholl), Smith, Kennoy, Gregory, Hull, Byrne, Donnelly (Lee), Case.
Potton gained the maximum six points from their Easter matches with a 3-1 win over Yaxley.
Saturday's match against Yaxley was always going to be a tough one and the sides had battled out a 0-0 draw just 10 days earlier.
Kuhne put the home side ahead from the penalty spot in the first half and Brett Donnelly doubled the lead early in the second half.
Mark Paul pulled a goal back for the visitors before Kuhne added his second to make certain of the three points.