The Ambers host local rivals Potters Bar Town on Tuesday night at Theobalds Lane. The hosts will be looking to build on their huge win against Whitehawk at the weekend.
The Hosts – Cheshunt
Craig Edwards’ side are coming into a fixture after a win for the first time since the start of December. It was a brilliant performance from Cheshunt on Saturday, coming out 2-0 winners over midtable Whitehawk. This win lifted the Hertfordshire side out of the relegation places in the Isthmian Premier League table.
It was a very end to end game with chances at both ends in the first half. The midfield of Nathaniel Orafu, Sam Granville and Taylor Miles impressed throughout the game, the visitors shone in the first half but the second half was a different story as Cheshunt took over and won the game thanks to Nnamdi Nwachuku and Isiah Noel-Williams.
The defence was boosted for the match as left-back Chevron McLean made his second debut for the club; Chevron played for Saturday’s visitors on four occasions this season before a move to Hanwell Town. The comeback kid Billy Bates made his league debut for the Ambers on Saturday. Both, along with Finlay Titchmarsh and Jimmy Wallace, as well as the help of Taylor Miles in midfield & keeper Joe Rose helped the team keep their first clean sheet of the season.
The Visitors – Potters Bar Town
The Scholars come into this fixture in 17th place and in reasonably poor form. Max Mitchell’s side has lost three games in a row including league defeats to Lewes and Horsham. Bar were defeated 2-0 away to Horsham at the Camping World Community Stadium. Despite the defeat it wasn’t all bad for Potters Bar. Horsham goalkeeper Lewis Carey was named man of the match after making several outstanding saves.
Manager Max Mitchell & his assistant Liam Hope, have both played for the Ambers in the past, as have Brandon Adams & Shane Cojacarel.
The main players to look out for the visitors are Prosper Keto and former Amber Brandon Adams. Keto was brought in to replace now Cheshunt star Finlay Titchmarsh at right-back this summer. He was an unknown to many Bar fans, but he has quickly become a fan favourite. He is full of pace and never shies away from a tackle. Adams has also impressed at the Lantern Stadium, since signing from Ware in the summer, the former QPR academy striker has been on fire. He started his Bar career with 5 goals before October. This included a brilliant hattrick against Folkestone Invicta. However, injury ruled him out till mid-December. Since his return, he has kept his form going scoring three more goals taking his tally to eight goals in just 15 league games.
Head-To-Head – Cheshunt vs Potters Bar Town
Over the recent history of this fixture, the two sided have been very evenly matched, but the Ambers just about come out on top. They have faced each other five times which includes two wins for Cheshunt, two draws and one win for Potters Bar.
The two sides played out a 1-1 draw at Potters Bar earlier in the season. Then Bar and now Cheshunt defender Chevron McClean saw red right on half-time for the hosts. The Scholars took the lead in the second half through Max Jessop. Aji Njie’s ball in from the left was converted by Jessop. Cheshunt equalised late on as Nathaniel Orafu’s strike was deflected into the back of the net.
Last Five Results – Cheshunt vs Potters Bar Town
Potters Bar Town 1-1Cheshunt | 24 Oct 2023 | Isthmian Premier.
Cheshunt 1-1 Potters Bar Town | 01 Mar 2022 | Isthmian Premier.
Potters Bar Town 1-3 Cheshunt | 14 Sep 2021 | Isthmian Premier.
Potters Bar Town 3-0 Cheshunt |29 Sep 2020 | Isthmian Premier.
Cheshunt 2-0 Potters Bar Town | 13 Aug 2019 |Isthmian Premier.
This is a big game as we look to reduce the five-point gap between us and Potters Bar just outside the relegation zone. Your support on Saturday was brilliant, we can’t wait to see it again on Tuesday night.
Online Ticket Prices:
Young person (13-17): £4
Child (Under 12): £2
Tickets purchased on the turnstile will be £14 adults, £10 concessions, £6 for 13-17s and U12s £2.
You can purchase tickets here: https://cheshuntfc.ktckts.com/event/chn2324h14/cheshunt-vs-potters-bar-town