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Potters Bar Town (H) - 22nd April 2023
By Josh Cole
It’s the final league and home game for the 2022/23 season as we take on Potters Bar Town at Hartsdown Park on Saturday afternoon.
Last time out it was victory for the ‘Gate as we beat Thanet Rivals Ramsgate 3-1 in the Kent Senior Cup Semi-Final. With an early red card for Ramsgate in the 8th minute, Margate controlled the pace of the game taking a three goal lead with goals from Ben Greenhalgh (26’), Yaser Kasim (43’) and Harvey Smith (47’) before TJ Jadama got one back for the Rams in the 83rd minute.
The visitors secured a 3-1 win over Carshalton Athletic last Saturday with three goals in the first half for Potters Bar as they put their recent struggles behind them to secure a much welcome three points.
Phil Roberts and Taylor Fisher remain ruled out for the last Isthmian League fixture, whilst it is likely that Ruben Soares-Junior and Fyn Rutherford will return to the squad after being cup tied for the semi-final win on Tuesday. .
The last time the ‘Gate and the Scholars met it was a narrow 1-0 win for the Blues at The Lantern Stadium with the only goal of the game being scored by Harrison Hatfull in the 26th minute. The other head to head sees Margate winning three, Potters Bar winning four, and one ending in a draw.
The visitors come to Hartsdown Park having lost four of their last five matches against Lewes (2-1), Corinthian-Casuals (0-1), Hastings (1-4), and Wingate & Finchley (2-0) however, they ended that losing streak by beating Carshalton (3-1). Margate have had slightly better results in their last five by drawing with Lewes (2-2), losing to Haringey (1-0), Folkestone (0-1), and Billericay (3-0) but beat Ramsgate (3-1).
Fans are encouraged to stay behind after the conclusion of the match in the Hartsdown Bar for the End of Season Awards Night which starts at 6pm.
Not with us for the final home game of the season? Stay tuned with the match and awards night by paying attention to our official twitter @margate_fc from 2:15pm onwards!
Friday, 21 April 2023
By MFC Media