THREE YEARS AGO AND TOWN WIN AT WODSON PARK
Saturday 10th March 2012 saw Enfield Town travel to local rival's Ware for a Ryman Division One (North) fixture which saw five goals scored and a future Town fan favourite making his debut for Ware. Below is the report and highlights from the match.
|SOME VIEWS OF THE PITCH AT WODSON PARK YESTERDAY|
Ware started with Murat Karagul and the well travelled Jamie Richards (making his debut) up front and both done their best to cause problems to the Town back line. Whenever the ball was lost Ware manager Stuart Nethercott bellowed 'PRESSURE!!! PRESSURE!! HASSLE!!!' from the sidelines. The ex Millwall and Totthenham Hotspur centre-back must have one of the loudest voices in the Ryman League.
|1. Rhys Madden||1. Noel Imber|
|2. Dave Bastian||2. Lee Allen|
|3. Tom Querry||3. Jey Siva|
|4. Lewis Rolfe||4. Dave Kendall|
|5. Michael Akande||5. Mark Kirby|
|6. Vince Rispoli||6. Rudi Hall|
|7. Laurence Rispoli||7. Adam Wallace|
|8. Dan Johnson||8. Michael Ewang|
|9. Jamie Richards||9. Liam Hope|
|10. Murat Karagul||10. Bryan Hammatt|
|11. Aimee Blessing||11. Leon Osei|
|12. Jon Shiels (for 7)||12. Jordon Lockie|
|14. Ryan Mattos||14. Dan Forward (for 10)|
|15. Jordon Bostock||15. Neil Johnston|
|16. Elliott King||16. Tyler Campbell (for 11)|
|17. Michael Elliott||17. Walid Matata (for 9)|
On a difficult surface which has seen better days It was Town who had the majority of chances in the first half. Adam Wallace rounded the Ware keeper Rhys Madden and was very unlucky in hitting the outside of the post from a narrow angle. There then was a goalmouth scramble were Madden made a superb close range save before, after the resulting corner kick, Mark Kirby struck a decent shot from the edge of the box which made it 0-1.
It was 0-2 when Leon Osei chased down a back pass and was able to get past Madden to pass the ball into the net. This goal was not captured on camera.
HOW THEY LINED UP??
Town made it 0-3 right on half time when Adam Wallace got the ball from close range across the goal line only for Ware defender Tom Querry, in attempting to clear the ball, to roof it into his own net.
The second half was a different story as Ware showed some real determination as Town appeared to go to sleep and didn't really create any goal scoring opportunities. The game didn't really seem to flow and it was the home side who were much the better side.
There was one talking point when Leon Osei (from 4mins 10secs on the video) crossed a ball at left hand edge of the box which Ware defender Michael Akande couldn't really get out of the way of. Akande was in the box and raised his hands but the replay shows he didn't handball it (in my opinion) or if he did it was very minimal. The referee gave a handball on the edge of the box for this incident. Should it of been a penalty? I think it would of been extremely harsh if a spot kick had been given.
|HANDBALL??? IN THE BOX OR OUTSIDE??? |
A VERY TOUGH DECISION FOR THE REFEREE TO MAKE IN A SPLIT SECOND
The Cold End thinks if Ware show this amount of commitment and work rate (especially from their second half showing) in their final games combining it with being meaner in defence they will win more games to save them from finishing in the bottom two. What is refreshing is to see Stuart Nethercott on the sidelines firmly committed to his side despite only winning four league games out of thirty-three this season.
Steve Newing said last night "with a record of P 10 W 8 D 2 L 0 in 2012 26 points from 30 and still only being 2nd four pints of top maybe I am being a bit harsh (maybe not) when I say we can do better"
excluding Leon Osei's 2nd goal which wasn't captured on camera
It's as you were at the top of the table as Leiston continue winning with a 4-0 win at home to Chatham Town and Needham Market impressively coming from 0-1 down at half time to beat Harlow Town 3-1.
Enfield Town travel to Soham Town Rangers on Tuesday night.
COME ON YOU TOWNERS!!!
|FRIENDS IN THE END. DESPITE IT BEING A LOCAL DERBY THAT GAME WAS PLAYED IN A GOOD SPIRIT WITH SEVERAL EX TOWNERS IN THE WARE SIDE.|
|WARE MANAGER STUART NETHERCOTT TALKS TO HIS SIDE AT THE END OF THE GAME. DESPITE BEING BOTTOM OF THE TABLE THERE ARE MANY POSITIVES TO TAKE FROM THE GAME.|