Wednesday, 2 September 2015


Edgware Town travelled to play Hatfield Town in the Spartan South Midlands League Division One Cup on Tuesday evening. Going into the game The Wares had been in great form winning five of their six league and cup games played including a 3-2 win over Woodford Town on Saturday in which ex Enfield Town captain Mark Kirby scored after playing two games to regain some fitness before he played for his new club Hendon against Harrow Borough on Monday afternoon. The Enfield Town connections don't stop their as Fabio Valenti is assistant manager at Silver Jubilee Park and last night they had the legend Paul Marks (playing at centre back) and Stuart Blackburne up front. Craig McKay has also played for them this season.

The blue boys, under the new management of Kevin Pearman for the 2015/16 campaign, had also made a decent start to their season winning 2, drawing 2 and losing just 1 of their league games played so far going in to the game.

A crowd of forty-three people saw this game including a healthy travelling contingent that had made the short trip up the A1 from North London. The loyal fans entertained everyone with shouts and songs of "GREEN ARMY" and a cracking rendition of Elvis Presley's The Wonder of You which I don't think I have ever heard sung at a football ground before - Keep up the support ladies and gentlemen - Amazing!!

The away side were much the better side over the 90 minutes and deserved the 1-4 win they recorded - Hatfield played well too but need a little bit more luck and to create a few more chances in the final third of the pitch. Both teams will win more games than they lose this season.


Three of the Edgware goals were fantastic finishes. Lee Inch scored the second which was a curling shot from outside of the box after a long run with the ball with Stuart Blackburne's volley from the edge of the box being the third. It's hard to chose between which one was the better goal. Abdul Mansaray added the fourth with a good finish from the right hand side of goal.

A final mention must go to non-league veteran Fergus Moore (on as a second half substitute for Edgware) whose run into the box and cross right at the end of the game is a clear indication his passion and commitment to football is seemingly neverending. He is a true legend of the local game. 

including all the goals scored 

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