Monday, 7 April 2014

ANOTHER VICTORY FOR THE TOWNERS - RYMAN PREMIER RELEGATION UPDATE

There were wins for Enfield Town (1-4 at Carshalton Athletic) and East Thurrock United (2-0 at home to Canvey Island) in the race to stay out of the remaining relegation places at the weekend. W&F lost 4-2 at Dulwich Hamlet pulling them further towards the drop zone and Thamesmead Town now look to need a miracle to stay up following their 3-0 defeat at Leiston. The defeat for Carshalton Athletic and Cray Wanderers 0-4 home loss versus Kingstonian confirmed both clubs relegation who occupy places 23 and 24.

Harrow Borough in 18th place will probably need just one more win to stay out of it with what The Cold End has written about for a few weeks in that it's basically now a three-way battle between Enfield Town, Wingate and Finchley and East Thurrock United to stay out of finishing in 21st place.

East Thurrock and Enfield Town play the game in hand they have over W&F this midweek with Margate visiting Rookery Hill and Lewes travelling to Donkey Lane. Wingate's next game comes on Saturday when they travel to Bognor Regis Town.

Ryman Premier Division Current Table 
positions 18 to 22 only
POS TEAM P GD PTS POSS PTS
18 HARROW BOROUGH 41 -6 49 64
19 ENFIELD TOWN 40 -24 43 61
20 WINGATE AND FINCHLEY 41 -30 42 57
21 EAST THURROCK UNITED 40 -19 39 57
22 THAMESMEAD TOWN 42 -37 34 46

It could all come down to Easter Weekend when Enfield Town travel to Wingate and Finchley on Saturday 19th April and then entertain East Thurrock United at Donkey Lane on Bank Holiday Easter Monday.

The Cold End won't be updated for a few weeks due to some essential computer maintenance at Cold End HQ so to keep in touch with what's happening follow @ETFCOfficial@etfc_ultras or one of the many non-league/Ryman fans on twitter.

Talking of the fantastic Enfield Town Ultras here is the latest video of the fans and some action from the game at Carshalton Athletic including the football genius Jamie Richards @thericho9 breaking one of the Ultra's drums -

footballwebpages.co.uk is also the go to place to check on all the league positions and statistics in the Ryman League.

The Cold End will return at the end of April.
THREE WAY BATTLE TO AVOID FINAL RELEGATION PLACE?
ENFIELD TOWN , EAST THURROCK UNITED AND WINGATE & FINCHLEY



Friday, 4 April 2014

TOWN BATTLE TO VICTORY AGAINST BOGNOR REGIS TOWN

The Enfield Town players put in an heroic performance full of pride and passion at Donkey Lane last night in beating play-off chasing Bognor Regis Town - winning 2-1 after coming back from being 0-1 down to a very good footballing side at half-time. Many of The Town starting XI had played on Thursday, Saturday, Tuesday and now Thursday as well as having full-time jobs so the next time you hear a Premier Division player complaining about being tired due to the number of games they have played they really don't have anything to moan about! The Cold End took a night off from filming and sampled the amazing atmosphere behind the goal with the Enfield Town Ultras. Muzzy was on hand to capture the evening's events which are well worth a watch below.

George Borg summed up what an inspirational motivational manager he is by wearing a t-shirt which stated 'PROUD OF MY PLAYERS' and then banging on one of the Ultra's drums. He will know the job is not done yet and lot's of hard graft is still in store over the next few weeks if the Town are to stay up.

The evening was maybe the first and last time Wealdstone fans cheered an Enfield Town victotry and Town fans cheered a Stones win. Town's victory put a dent in The Rock's outside chance of winning the title and our Middlesex rival's 0-3 win at East Thurrock United helped The Town out at the bottom of the table.


Town travel to bottom side Carshalton Athletic tomorrow afternoon where an away victory would confirm the home side's relegation. It would put Town on 43 points with The Robins only able to then get a possible points total of 41. If Cray were to lose their game at home to play-off challenger's Kingstonian and Enfield Town win then both The Wands and The Robins will be relegated.

As The Cold End has stated before it now does look like a race between Wingate and Finchley, Enfield Town and East Thurrock United as to who finishes in the last relegation place.

Other matches involving the bottom of the table tomorrow are Wingate and Finchley traveling to Dulwich Hamlet with East Thurrock United entertaining Essex rival's Canvey Island. Thamesmead Town have a really tough looking trip to Leiston who were really impressive against Town last weekend.

RYMAN PREMIER DIVISION CURRENT TABLE
bottom six only - red denotes relegation places
TEAM P GD PTS POSS PTS
WINGATE AND FINCHLEY 40 -28 42 60
ENFIELD TOWN  39 -27 40 61
EAST THURROCK UNITED 39 -21 36 57
THAMESMEAD TOWN 41 -34 34 49
CRAY WANDERERS  40 -83 26 44
CARSHALTON ATHLETIC  39 -48 23 44

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

CONTROVERSIAL ENDING TO GAME BUT WINSLOW COLLECT THREE POINTS



It was a real scrappy game played on Wednesday night at Wodson Park as neither side really got going and caused any sort of sustained goal-mouth action to write about. The visitors, Winslow United, took the lead in the first half and the longer the game went on I thought the only chance the hosts were going to get to score was via a set-piece. They got that chance right on 90+ minutes when the referee awarded a penalty for what he adjudged to be a foul in the box to the amazement of both sets of supporters and club officials present. The video evidence is below. Wodson Park missed a great chance to collect a good point when the Winslow keeper saved well by diving to his left with the resulting cross ball going agonisingly just past the post and just in front of a Wodson player's outstretched leg.

Wodson Park have moved back to their spiritual home at the Athletic's track towards the rear of the complex this campaign after sharing with Ware for two seasons. The ground is very sparse at the moment as you can see from the pictures but there are plans for 100 seater stand to be built very soon.




ANOTHER DEFEAT FOR THE BLUE BOYS

Tough times over at Hatfield Town - The club will hopefully come back stronger next season
Hatfield Town continued their dismal run of form in league matches on Tuesday evening. They are now 32 games without a win and are now very close to relegation from the Spartan South Midlands Premier Division to Division One. London Colney ran in six goals at the Gosling Stadium and it could of been a few more had they been a little more clinical in front of goal. A crowd of just nineteen people watched the game. Every goal minus the first one scored are below -




Tuesday, 1 April 2014

AMPTHILL COMFORTABLY THROUGH TO THE NORTH BEDS CHARITY CUP FINAL

Ampthill Town, of the Spartan South Midlands Premier Division (Step 5), travelled to Potton United of the United Counties League Division One (Step 6) last night to play the North Bedfordshire Charity Cup Semi-Final and the result went the way of the visitors by a comfortable 0-4 scoreline. Ampthill's fourth goal was scored by Danny Watson which was incredibly his 50th of the season!

Ampthill scored two in each half and qualify for the final where they will play the winners of the other semi-final which is being played on Thursday 10th April between Barton Rovers and Langford.

There is an interesting game taking place at The Hollow next Wednesday 9th April night when Potton United Reserves entertain their local rival's Potton Town in the Bedfordshire County League Division Two. A proper local derby that Town need to win to keep up their challenge at the top of the table.

Watch Ampthill's goals below -

LEISTON WIN AT DONKEY LANE

A great turn out by the Enfield Town fans on Saturday
Some of the loyal Leiston travelling fans in the first half 
Two in-form teams played at Donkey Lane on Saturday as Enfield Town welcomed Leiston to North London. The Town had the better of the opening twenty minutes with on-loan (from Boreham Wood) Raheem Sterling-Parker looking very sharp and pacey up front. It was his cross into the box which was turned into his own net by Leiston defender David Heath on 16 minutes to make it 1-0.

Gradually Leiston got a grip of the game and it seemed the battling 0-2 win Town recorded at Billericay Town less than 48 hours prior to kick off took it's toll. Gareth Heath scored with a great finish to make it 1-1 followed by a Connor Hubble (on loan from Colchester United) strike in the second half and a second goal from Heath. Emmanuel Osei came on as a second half substitute and was a constant thorn in the Town's backline playing a part in both the second and third goals.

It was Leiston's first victory at Donkey Lane having lost 1-0 in the 2012/13 Ryman Premier season and by the same scoreline in the 2011/12 Division One (South) campaign.

WATCH THE MATCH HIGHLIGHTS BELOW

They joined some of the other travelling fans in the second half and left to travel back to Suffolk very happy!
George Borg talks to his troops after the game. Defeat was a setback but safety is still well in the hands of the players.
COME ON YOU TOWNERS! 

Monday, 31 March 2014

JAMIE AND GEORGE JOIN THE ENFIELD TOWN ULTRAS ON THE TERRACES

Much is written about what seems to be the constantly rising price of watching Premier League football in England and that many families are now turning to non-league football for the value for money entertainment it provides. For just a fraction of the price that a ticket in the top league costs you can watch fantastic football and enjoy a great friendly atmosphere.

Last Thursday evening was one of those nights as Jamie 'the football genius' Richards and Enfield Town manager George Borg joined the travelling Town fans behind the goal after the 0-2 victory at Billericay Town. Watch the highlights of what was a amazing night for the supporters. Footage courtesy of Muzzy

Come on down and join the Enfield Town Ultras at Hampton and Richmond Borough away tomorrow or at home on Thursday evening when play-off chasing Bognor Regis Town visit.