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Enfield Town
Bognor Regis Town
K Oliyide (31')
Full time
Sat 1 Apr 15:00 - The Ryman Football League - Premier Division Attendance 687

Town topple league leaders

Enfield Town 1 Bognor Regis Town 0

Enfield Town kept their outside play-off hopes alive with this hard earned victory over Bognor Regis Town. Their first half performance was outstanding and, although the second half was less entertaining for the purists, the three points were nevertheless fully merited.

In the third minute, home striker Dernell Wynter found himself though on goal with only Dan Lincoln to beat, but the visitors keeper came off his line to win the one-one-one situation.

A Mark Kirby header was blocked, and Karl Oliyide fired over. In between Jimmy Wild was off target for the Rocks. Jon Muleba headed back to his keeper Nathan McDonald with Ollie Pearce threatening. In the 20th minute, Tyler Campbell crossed from the right, and Harry Ottaway's dummy saw the ball fall to Scott Shulton, but he couldn't quite get the ball out from under his feet.

Enfield Town 1 Bognor Regis Town 0 (01.04.2017)
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For the visitors, Doug Tuck's effort was deflected to safety and a Gary Charman header from Pearce's free kick was saved relatively comfortably. But the decisive goal of the game arrived around the half hour mark. Scott Shulton picked up Campbell's pass and sent a diagonal ball through for Oliyide to run onto, and the former Hendon man placed his shot superbly wide of Lincoln's dive to the delight of the home fans, buoyed by the contingent of YBSK Beveren fans over from Belgium for the day.

Ottaway and Wynter had chances to extend Town's lead, but Sami El Abd shot wide with McDonald scampering across to cover as the half time whistle sounded with the game very much in the balance.

Half-time: Enfield Town 1 Bognor Regis Town 0

As Town continued to look for the second goal, Shulton fired over, the hosts' Harold Joseph made a vital block to preseve the home side's slender lead with McDonald beaten. Substitute Oscar Haynes-Brown then tested McDonald.

From James Fraser's 67th minute free kick, Wild's effort was wide of the mark, and then, at the other end Ottaway's acrobatic overhead kick from Shulton's pass sailed harmlessly over. On 73 minutes Campbell shot narrowly over as the clock ticked away on Bognor's attempts to get back into the game. In truth, apart from a few dangerous set pieces, the home defence dug in and held firm and indeed Shulton could have increased the lead with a header over from Ottaway's square header to him.

After keeper Lincoln had come up for a couple of late dead ball situations, it looked as though Town had a promising breakaway from a clearance but a covering defender averted the danger as Shulton looked to shoot towards an unguarded net from distance. McDonald was then fouled after a huge melee in the home boax had had a few Town hearts in mouths. There was just sufficient time for Fraser's shot at the death to be tipped round the post by McDonald - although the ball may have been going just wide he was taking no chances - before Town could celebrate their narrow, but deserved, victory which has opened up the Ryman Premier title race going into the final few weeks of the season.

Enfield Town: Nathan McDonald, Jonathan Muleba, Ricky Gabriel, Harold Joseph, Mark Kirby, Nathan Livings, Tyler Campbell (Mickey Parcell 77), Scott Shulton, Dernell Wynter (Bobby Devyne 88), Harry Ottaway, Karl Oliyide (Samir Bihnoutine 84). Unused subs: Trey Williams, Bradley Quinton. Booked: Wynter, Gabriel, Shulton.

Bognor Regis Town: Dan Lincoln, Harvey Whyte, James Crane, Doug Tuck (Darren Budd 74), Sami El-Abd, Chad Field, James Fraser, Gary Charman, Jimmy Wild, Ollie Pearce (Alex Parsons 46), Jimmy Muitt (Oscar Haynes-Brown 57). Unused subs: Calvin Davies, Dan Beck. Booked: Whyte.

Attendance: 672.

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Scott Shulton

Player of the Match

Scott Shulton

Key moments

31:00
Goal Karl Oliyide scores for Enfield Town

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90:00 Player of the Match
Scott Shulton is awarded player of the match for Enfield Town
90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Nathan McDonald keeps a clean sheet for Enfield Town
90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Jonathan Muleba keeps a clean sheet for Enfield Town
90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Ricky Gabriel keeps a clean sheet for Enfield Town
90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Harold Joseph keeps a clean sheet for Enfield Town
90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Mark Kirby keeps a clean sheet for Enfield Town
87:00 Sub Off
Dernell Wynter is substituted off for Enfield Town
87:00 Sub On
Bobby Devyne is substituted on for Enfield Town
83:00 Sub Off
Karl Oliyide is substituted off for Enfield Town
83:00 Sub On
Samir Bihmoutine is substituted on for Enfield Town
77:00 Sub Off
Tyler Campbell is substituted off for Enfield Town
77:00 Sub On
Mickey Parcell is substituted on for Enfield Town
70:00 Yellow Card
Dernell Wynter is yellow carded for Enfield Town
60:00 Yellow Card
Scott Shulton is yellow carded for Enfield Town
End of period 1
31:00 Goal 1 - 0
Karl Oliyide scores for Enfield Town
31:00 Assist
Tyler Campbell makes an assist for Enfield Town
31:00 Assist
Scott Shulton makes an assist for Enfield Town
20:00 Yellow Card
Ricky Gabriel is yellow carded for Enfield Town
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As it happened

  • Enfield Town
  • Bognor Regis Town
  • 0
  • Ricky Gabriel Yellow Card 20:00'
  • Tyler Campbell Assist 31:00'
  • Scott Shulton Assist 31:00'
  • Karl Oliyide Goal 31:00'
  • Scott Shulton Yellow Card 60:00'
  • Dernell Wynter Yellow Card 70:00'
  • Tyler Campbell Sub Off 77:00'
  • Mickey Parcell Sub On 77:00'
  • Karl Oliyide Sub Off 83:00'
  • Samir Bihmoutine Sub On 83:00'
  • Dernell Wynter Sub Off 87:00'
  • Bobby Devyne Sub On 87:00'

Team selection

McDonald, Nathan McDonald, Nathan
Muleba, Jonathan Muleba, Jonathan
Gabriel, Ricky Gabriel, Ricky
Joseph, Harold Joseph, Harold
Kirby, Mark Kirby, Mark
Shulton, Scott Shulton, Scott
Campbell, Tyler Campbell, Tyler
Livings, Nathan Livings, Nathan
Wynter, Dernell Wynter, Dernell
Ottaway, Harry Ottaway, Harry
Oliyide, Karl Oliyide, Karl

League round up

League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Havant & Waterlooville 46 94
2. Bognor Regis Town 46 92
3. Dulwich Hamlet 46 80
4. Enfield Town 46 76
5. Wingate & Finchley 46 75
6. Tonbridge Angels 46 74
7. Leiston 46 73

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