Town fielded a strong side with the starting XI featuring Craig McKay, Dan Forward, Rudi Hall, Aaron Cato, Walid Matata, Dean Pennant and Tyler Campbell.
1893 reserve side had recently suffered the loss of their entire playing staff and management prior to the game against Enfield Town on Wednesday 14th March. The side put out that evening won the game 2-1 and six of those players started last night. Much of the team have played together for Ryan FC Reserves in the Ilford and District League Division One this season.
Town started with 16 year old Jake Smith in goal whom acquitted himself very well throughout the evening. As the game went on he grew in confidence and can rightly be proud of his first appearance in a Senior Enfield Town shirt.
1893 raced into a 0-3 lead after around twenty minutes and the game looked more or less over....Or was it??
Dean Pennant set the ball rolling with an absolutely spectacular overhead kick which made it 1-3 and the rest I'll let you watch and enjoy on the highlights below.
TEAM LINE UPS
|ENFIELD TOWN RES||ENFIELD 1893 RES|
|1. Jake Smith||1. Carl Stansbury|
|2. Rhys Hunt||2. Carl Blake|
|3. Conor O'Msachair||3. Reece Hall|
|4. Dan Forward||4. David Gilby|
|5. Ciaran Dolan||5. Paul White (c)|
|6. Craig McKay||6. Bett Carter|
|7. Aaron Cato||15. Bradley O'Donovan|
|8. Rudi Hall(c)||8. Jovann Wighton|
|9. Walid Matata||9. Lee Brown|
|10. Dean Pennant||10. Ricky Brown|
|11. Tyler Campbell||11. Ricky White|
|12. Matt Hurley||12. Mark Barry|
|14. James Winchester||16. Chris Jackson|
|15. Connor Bolton|
An amazing game with the 1893 reserves never giving up during the ninety minutes played. Despite being on the wrong end of the scoreline they can be proud of their performance. Apparently their goalkeeper Carl Stansbury (who also manages Ryan FC Reserves) doesn't usually play in goal and wasn't really at fault for any of the goals conceded.