Sunday, 1 May 2011

TOWN SIGN OFF WITH A VICTORY

The Dust Bowl
 "The Dust Bowl" sounds like an American Football competition but yesterday it was the only words you could use to describe the playing surface at Goldsdown Road. The condition of the pitch voided any attempts for Town or Tilbury to play good football as the game turned into a somewhat typical end of season affair.


Enfield Town and Tilbury players meet prior to kick off

Enfield Town playing their last game at Goldsdown Road

The Docker's travelling support in the first half
Backed by some very vocal supporters who when they turning up at Goldsdown Road their first question was "What time does the bar shut tonight??" They sung loudly all afternoon and in the second half at the cold end were on great form chanting 'England's number one" at Rob Blackburne, after the Town stopper made two good saves preventing The Dockers hitting the back of the net during the game. The cold end awarded the opposing fans of the year last season to Harlow Town but this year the award must go to The Dockers supporters. With only four wins on their travels and languishing down in 19th place they still turned up at the game, had a good time and cheered throughout which was fantastic to see.

Town fans stood on 'the cold end' for the last time yesterday as home supporters


With the Sun shinning and the sand in the goalmouth all Tilbury Keeper James Marrable needed was a deck-chair and he'd be on the beach.
The goals came in the second half with Dave Kendall hitting the first for Enfield after Michael Bardle had hit the post and somewhat fittingly, after being out for most of the season following his horrific leg break in pre-season, Phil Kane got the second from ultra close range following Adam Wallace's shot.



Tilbury thank their supporters for their support over the season
After the game Craig McKay made a clean sweep of the end of season awards winning the Manager's, Player's and supporter's player of the year awards. Enfield Town legend Rudi Hall also received a special award for his loyal service to the club as did kit man and dressing room manager Les Gold, who if it wasn't for dedicated people like him clubs at our level of football wouldn't exist.


Gio receiving the player's player of the year award from Kirbs


Rudi Hall - An Enfield Town FC legend

Rob acknowledges the chants from the Tilbury faithful


Steve Newing thanked the Enfield Town fans for their support through the season
Les Gold awarded for his services to Enfield Town over the last decade
Looking at the league table it's a case of what if???  What if Wingate and Finchley hasn't equalised in injury time against the Town or if Ware hadn't of scored that winner against us in the 90th minute a few weeks back Town may well have sneaked into the play offs.

So close to the play-offs????
                 P  W  D L  GF GA  GD PTS 
5 Brentwood Town 40 20 9 11 75 55 +20 69 
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6 Enfield Town   40 21 5 14 76 44 +32 68 

With the move to Queen Elizabeth Stadium next season and a squad of players capable of good things the future looks very bright for Enfield Town Football Club.

The message from the cold end is 'IN NEWING WE TRUST!!'

Highlights from the match including both goals

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