Isthmian League

Match Preview | Potters Bar Town (A)

The Hawks head to Hertfordshire on Saturday looking to continue their fine form in front of goal, with Potters Bar Town the opposition.

Returning back to Sussex late in the day after a frenetic 4-4 draw at Enfield Town on Tuesday night, it’s straight back round the M25 for Shaun Saunders’ Hawks with more points up for grabs.

That point in midweek saw Whitehawk drop to 10th, but with games in hand and more on the way, this period running up to Christmas is crucial as the Hawks look to return to the play-offs.

The Opposition

Perched precariously in 20th four points shy of freedom, it’s been ‘The Scholars’ dearth of goals that have pushed them down into the relegation zone. 

Just two wins from their opening 14 league matches, there is plenty of time to rectify their ill start in this, their sixth successive campaign in the Isthmian Premier.

The fact remains, however, that they are a difficult side to beat on their home soil. Without defeat in the league since the last days of August, the five matches since then in the division have ended in draws, with the Hawks and the Scholars two of the most prolific drawers in the Isthmian Premier.

One to Watch | Brandon Adams

The 25-year-old centre-forward has been the best of an otherwise underwhelming Potters Bar attack with five goals this season, all coming in the league. Three of those arrived in the space of just 26 minutes, when Adams recorded a remarkable first-half hat-trick against Folkestone Invicta in late September.

A product of QPR’s academy, he enjoyed a brief spell in Malaysia with Perlis FA, before returning to the UK where he has since starred for Linfield, Enfield Town, Ware, Royston Town and Cheshunt, ahead of his recent move to The Lantern Stadium in August of this year.

Recent Form – WDDLL

18/11 | Hornchurch (A) | Lost 3-0

28/10 | Leiston (H) | Lost 1-0 (FA Trophy Round 1) 

24/10 | Cheshunt (H) | Drew 1-1 

21/10 | Cray Wanderers (H) | Drew 1-1

14/10 | Haringey Borough (A) | Won 3-0

Previous Meetings

The two sides last met back in February, when the Hawks ventured to Hertforshire for the Velocity Cup semi-final. The Scholars would claim a narrow 2-1 victory on the night, after Khris Oti had given his side hope in the dying moments.

Prior to this, the clubs met during the 2018/19 campaign in the Isthmian Premier, with Whitehawk earning a 1-0 win at The Enclosed Ground courtesy of Lucas Rodrigues, and a 1-1 draw occurring at The Lantern Stadium thanks to a Harry Shooman leveller.

How to Follow

If you can’t make it to Hertfordshire tomorrow, you can follow the action via our X (Twitter) channel, which can be found here.


Tickets can be bought at The Lantern Stadium on the day of the game for the following prices:

Adults – £13
Concessions – £10
U16 – £1

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