There is nothing quite like the obscurities and delights of non-league football.
Only this season we have seen sprinklers go off mid-game and model plane land on the pitch, both of which gained news coverage. There’s a catalogue more from our history we could pick through!
This Saturday is Non-League Day, and with it being international break, what better place to be than the Dripping Pan?!
Potters Bar Town are the opponents as we look for a big reaction to what was our first defeat at the Pan in the league on Tuesday.
Non-League Day was set up by James Doe in 2010 as a social media experiment, after he visited Devon to watch Neil Warnock’s Queens Park Rangers play at Tavistock.
It has since grown into an annual part of the football calendar, backed by Premier League and Football League clubs, MPs, celebrities, media organisations, charities and most importantly the non-league clubs themselves and the fans who turn up on the day.
It is always scheduled during an international break, and provides a platform for clubs to promote the importance of affordable volunteer-led community football while giving fans across the country the chance to show support for their local non-league side.
Potters Bar Town
Potters Bar sit a respectable 13th in the league but have just one win in 11 games which has included heavy defeats to Cray Wanderers, Canvey Island, and Folkestone Invicta.
The Scholars’ away form this season virtually matches their home form, winning seven on their travels and nine defeats. What’s more they have drawn just five games all season.
Their top scorers are Mohammed Kamara, Quentin Monville, and Dejon Noel-Williams, who all sit on six goals for the season.
We last faced Potters Bar at the Lantern stadium when the Scholars dramatically came back from 3-1 down to beat us 4-3, with two of the goals coming in the 90th minute. This was following two goals from Joe Taylor and one from TQ Addy.