Sunday 18 March 2012


Rob Budd can't save Liam's spot kick

Leon Osei strikes to make it 1-0
1. Noel Imber 1. Rob Budd
2. Jordan Lockie 2. Richard Simpson
3. Danny Barber 3. Raffael Kaphouris
4. Dave Kendall 4. Gbenga Sonuga
5. Mark Kirby 5. Leon Smith
6. Lee Allen 6. Dennis Tomkins
7. Adam Wallace 7. Daniel Abioye
8. Michael Ewang 8. Jonathan Glowacki
9. Liam Hope 9. Daniel Gabriel
10. Neil Johnston 10. Rob Carter
11. Leon Osei 11. Shane Stamp
12. Jey Siva 12. Iwaiden Bork-Fraser (on for 6)
14. Tyler Campbell (on for 11) 14. Sunday Olanipekun (on for 9)
15. Walid Matata (on for 7) 15. Josh Jarvis (on for 12)
16. Bryan Hammatt (on for 10) 16.
17. Rudi Hall 17.

Enfield Town comprehensively outplayed an Ilford side struggling at the wrong end of the table with the final score of 5-0 being kept down by a number of good saves from The Foxes goalkeeper Rob Budd.

On a damp and overcast day Town's attacking play shone against an Ilford side who will probably want to forget about their first trip to the Queen Elizabeth Stadium.

The Foxes relied on their wingers Shane Stamp (on the left) and Daniel Abioye (on the right) on the rare occasions they did break forward. Both showed some good touches with Stamp (whom started the season with Redbridge) showing some good skill and trickery.

Once Leon Osei (who had a great game having a hand in a number of the goals) struck on 16 minutes it looked as though their would be only one winner with a Liam Hope penalty (slightly harsh on the Ilford defender??? - Have a check on the video from 3mins 40secs) and a fantastic strike by Michael Ewang making it 3-0 by half-time. Ewang's goal came after an impressive 'total football' passing move by the Town players.
Michael Ewang celebrates his goal

Liam Hope - currently top of the Ryman golden boot charts

Adam Wallace taking on the Ilford defence

Liam Hope watches the ball trickle across the line with Rob Budd not being able to reach
Liam added to his tally in the second half along with substitute Tyler Campbell notching his first goal for the Town. Liam's brace puts him top of the Ryman Division One (North) golden boot chart on 22 league goals so far this season. He is closely followed by Sam Newson (Needham Market) and Tilbury's Alex Read (who also got two goals yesterday) who are both on 21 league goals.

Lee Allen, playing just in front of the back four, had a fantastic game and his performance probably just about shaded the cold end's man of the match award.

Town are still four points behind table-toppers Leiston who were run close by a strong performance from Waltham Abbey with the final score being 2-1 at Victory Road. Leiston's next game is away to Ilford at Cricklefields next Saturday with Enfield Town making the trip to Maldon and Tiptree. More on the league table later in the week.

Ilford goalkeeper Rob Budd acknowledges the Town faithful at the end of the game.
He pulled off some good saves - We all hope he has a better game and nice clean sheet against Leiston!!! 

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS inc all five goals

Photos courtesy of Tom Scott. For more brilliant images of the match and other Enfield Town matches please click on his flickr stream here

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