Sunday 30 September 2012


Steve Newing tinkered with his team's formation yesterday and the Town came up trumps with a really decent and impressive performance to record a 4-1 win against Cambridge City.

Opting for a 4-4-1-1 instead of the usual 4-3-3 done the trick especially in the second half where Town were much the better side. The first 45 minutes saw the visiting Lillywhites pass the ball well and it could of easily been 2-2 at the break had Noel Imber not made a great save at the far post just keeping the ball the right side of the line (watch the replay as it shows it was mighty close?). Jordan Lockie and Mark Kirby had put the Town 2-1 up either side of Mitchell Bryant's goal for City.

Liam Hope headed Town's third which was made from Tyler Campbell's inviting cross and the hard working Adam Wallace sealed a good afternoon with a fourth late on.

The game also saw Jonathan Hunt make his debut for the Town as a second half substitute for Jey Siva. The ex Birmingham City and Derby County player nearly made an instant impact when his quick feet carved out a chance just inside the box which was saved by Zac Barrett in the City goal. Hunt, who is 41 in November, looks a very good addition to the squad with a good touch and composure in midfield. His vast experience from the Premier League right the way down to the Ryman League will really be a benefit to the Enfield Town squad. He was a fan's favourite at AFC Hornchurch as he helped The Urchins earn promotion form the Ryman Premier last season.

The man of the match was announced as Jordan Lockie which was well deserved but TheColdEnd must mention Craig McKay who put in a impressive performance at the back.

City went into the game having won four of their previous six league and cup games which makes this result even better reading.

The draw for the 2nd Qualifying Round takes place on Monday.


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