Wednesday, 14 September 2011


Adam Wallace's well taken 94th minute equaliser for Enfield Town was richly deserved in a dramatic end to a game where real goal-scoring opportunities were somewhat of a scarcity at Barrows Farm on Tuesday evening. Walking away from the ground the cold end overheard a Hawks supporter saying that he didn't know where the referee had got the 5 minutes of injury time from but in turn didn't think his side had done enough to merit a victory so a draw was a fair result.

Aside from the first 10 to 15 minutes Enfield Town had most of the ball and the best chances of the first half when the well travelled Hawk’s keeper Bertrand Bossu made two excellent saves to keep his side in the game.

Early in the second half Getro Kilapi put Harlow Town in front when meeting a corner kick to the near post and volleying home from close range. This was The Hawks first and only memorable effort on goal.

Enfield Town kept plugging away and working hard but never managed to trouble Bossu in the second period with centre back’s Lee Gledhill and Ryan Kirby putting in really good performances for the home side. It was easy to see why they had only conceded only 4 goals in their previous 5 league games prior to this game.

The match drifted into injury time with Enfield Town looking at a disappointing night and getting nothing from the game. All their hard work paid off when a long ball from Mark Kirby was met by Adam Wallace who hit the ball past Bossu from just inside the box. This caused mass celebration from the players and travelling supporters as well as the away bench.

For Harlow Town it was the opposite from what had occurred in their match against AFC Sudbury on Saturday when they had scored in added time to win the game.

I think they will be amongst the play-off contenders at the business end of the season so a point earned at Barrows Farm has to be a good point. Had it not been for the heroics of Bertrand Bossu in the first half I think it would have easily been three points in the bag.

The Hawks supporters like a sing-song with one of their favourites when they play us being ‘ENFIELD TOWN IS JUST A RAILWAY STATION’- hence the header for this match report. Putting aside this song which is just a bit of fun the cold end thinks Harlow fans are amongst the best in the league for creating an atmosphere at games which is always good to see.   

Watch the match highlights below (inc both goals and the two good saves from Bertrand Bossu)

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