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Scholars in town on Saturday

Blues host Potters Bar Town on Saturday knowing that a win against the strugglers is vital if they are to keep their play-off hopes alive.
Saturday ‘s 1-0 loss at leaders Dorking Wanderers saw them drop into the bottom half of the table but they are only seven points off fourth and fifth positions.
However, games are beginning to run out for Steve Smith’s and Jamie Cureton’s side and with Bar arriving at the ProKit UK Stadium in 18th place with 35 points from 32 games, Saturday’s game is an ideal time for Blues.to get a run going.
It will be something of a revenge mission for Stortford as Bar have beaten them on the only two occasions the clubs have met.
The sides’ first meeting saw the home side fight back from a 2-0 deficit to win 4-2. Nick Brown’s first goal for the Blues put them 1-0 up after 16 minutes before Johnville Renee doubled the lead six minutes later. But the game was changed by Steve Brown’s goal on the stroke of half-time and the hosts netted three times after the berak to take the points.
The Scholars also knocked Stortford out of the FA Cup at Watkins Rise last season with a 1-0 win. In hindsight, that loss against them wasn’t as disappointing as it first seemed as Town sealed promotion from Ryman North by finishing second despite being deducted three points for fielding an ineligible player.
Their FA Cup and Trophy runs both proved to be relatively brief, beating Aveley before losing 2-1 at Hanwell in the former and and winning at Margate prior to going out of the Trophy with a 2-1 loss at Horsham.