Monday, 21 November 2011

FOOTBALL IN ENFIELD RETURNS HOME

MATCH PLAYED ON WEDNESDAY 16th NOVEMBER
ENFIELD TOWN 2 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR XI 1

Just a short walk from Southbury Road where so many fans had so many memorable days and nights watching the old Enfield FC the beautiful game finally returned "home" on Wednesday night. It was fitting that some of the old club's heroes made up some of the 969 in attendance at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium against a skillful and very impressive young Tottenham Hotspur XI managed by Les Ferdinand and Tim Sherwood. The cold end saw Enfield FC club legend's Eddie McCluskey and Steve King mingling amongst the crowd of people young and old celebrating the opening of Enfield Town's new stadium.

The Spurs starting XI featured John Bostock (England u19 International signed from Crystal Palace for a fee which may rise to £1.25m), Massimo Luongo (Australian u20 International who made debut versus Stoke City in the Carling Cup where he missed a penalty kick in the shootout), Christian Ceballos (signed from Barcelona in the Summer), Jonathan Obika (spent time on loan with Yeovil Town and Millwall – born in Enfield) and Iago Falque Silva (Spanish u21 international currently on loan from Juventus. It was also good to see it having a local feel to it as Obika was born in Enfield along with Kevin Stewart (who attended Enfield Grammar School) and James Yeboah (born in Edmonton) 

Many people have worked tirelessly to bring football to what was, a few years ago, a semi-derelict stadium used as a dumping ground for fly-tippers to convert it into an arena that the club and the borough of Enfield can rightly be very proud of.

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS ARE BELOW

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