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Enfield Town
Leiston
T McKenzie (90'), M Noto (64')
Full time
Tue 24 Oct 19:45 - The Bostik Football League - Premier Division Attendance 333

Taylor to the rescue

Enfield Town 2 Leiston 2

Centre-back Taylor McKenzie popped up with his second goal in as many games to rescue a late point for Town against Leiston at the QES on Tuesday.

On a breezy night, the game opened with a high tempo from both sides, but there were a number of errors and, from one of these, Town slipped a goal behind with just over a minute on the clock. A corner from the visitors’ right was fired in and only half cleared, falling to Regan Pelling to gleefully smash in an angled drive.

Back came Town and Ryan Blake was fractionally short of reaching an inviting cross with his head, while Mario Noto fired over from distance. Patrick Brothers was off target as the game swung from end to end, but it was Leiston who looked the more likely to score. Town were forced into an early reorganisation at the back when Rob Bartley picked up a hamstring injury and Mickey Parcell came off the bench to replace him.

Enfield Town 2 Leiston 2 (24.10.2017)
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A scramble in the home box after 26 minutes ended with the assistant referee indicating that the ball had crossed the line for a second goal for the Suffolk side, Brothers eventually being credited with the final touch.

It looked at this point as though there was too much to do for Town to get anything from the game, and they were finding it difficult to string sufficient passes together to disturb a well-organised visitors’ back line. With the wind at his back, Parcell hit the bar with a free-kick, but home chances were few and far between.

Half-time: Enfield Town 0 Leiston 2

After Leiston had forced an early couple of corners and Town had somehow kept themselves in the game with a last-ditch goal line clearance, Aaron Green had a couple of attempts, one saved by Blues’ keeper Marcus Garnham and another just wide. But Town threw themselves a lifeline when Moore found Noto, and this time his powerful shot hit the back of the next from twenty yards.

Montell Moore miscued an effort skywards and then Noto tried his luck again but was thwarted by a fine tip over by Garnham. With fifteen minutes left McKenzie made a vital interception to take the ball off the ever-dangerous Matt Blake and play it back to Joe Wright.

Ben Ward-Cochrane came on for Drew Roberts as time ticked away, but Brothers had another clear opportunity for Leiston, firing over. Adam Blades then contrived to miss the target from six yards as the game became stretched and Darren Purse was off target from McKenzie’s header down. Wright made a vital stop from Matt Blake while for Town sub Simon Thomas fired wide from Ryan Blake’s neat set up.

With the game almost five minutes into stoppage time, Thomas shielded the ball well with his back to goal and played in McKenzie to net a last-gasp equaliser from close range.

Enfield Town: Joe Wright, John Kyriacou, Taylor McKenzie, Darren Purse, Rob Bartley (Mickey Parcell 19), Adam Martin, Mario Noto, Montell Moore, Ryan Blake, Drew Roberts (Ben Ward-Cochrane 79), Aaron Greene (Simon Thomas 75). Unused subs: Ryan Blackman, George Beattie. Booked: Noto, Martin.

Leiston: Marcus Garnham, Joe Marsden, Seb Dunbar, Jack Ainsley, Joe Jefford, Tom Bullard (Adam Blades 77), Byron Lawrence, Regan Pelling, Matt Blake, Patrick Brothers, Dominic Docherty. Unused subs: Joshua Cheetham, Charlie Beckwith.

Attendance: 333.

John Kyriacou

Player of the Match

John Kyriacou

Key moments

64:00
Goal Mario Noto scores for Enfield Town
90:00
Goal Taylor McKenzie scores for Enfield Town

Videos and photos

Enfield Town 2 Leiston 2 (24.10.2017)
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Highlights

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90:00 Goal 2 - 0
Taylor McKenzie scores for Enfield Town
90:00 Player of the Match
John Kyriacou is awarded player of the match for Enfield Town
90:00 Assist
Mickey Parcell makes an assist for Enfield Town
90:00 Assist
Simon Thomas makes an assist for Enfield Town
82:00 Yellow Card
Adam Martin is yellow carded for Enfield Town
80:00 Sub Off
Drew Roberts is substituted off for Enfield Town
80:00 Sub On
Ben Ward-Cochrane is substituted on for Enfield Town
75:00 Sub Off
Aaron Greene is substituted off for Enfield Town
75:00 Sub On
Simon Thomas is substituted on for Enfield Town
70:00 Yellow Card
Mario Noto is yellow carded for Enfield Town
64:00 Goal 1 - 0
Mario Noto scores for Enfield Town
64:00 Assist
Montell Moore makes an assist for Enfield Town
64:00 Assist
Drew Roberts makes an assist for Enfield Town
End of period 1
18:00 Sub Off
Rob Bartley is substituted off for Enfield Town
18:00 Sub On
Mickey Parcell is substituted on for Enfield Town
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Enfield Town
  • Leiston
  • 0
  • Rob Bartley Sub Off 18:00'
  • Mickey Parcell Sub On 18:00'
  • Mario Noto Goal 64:00'
  • Montell Moore Assist 64:00'
  • Drew Roberts Assist 64:00'
  • Mario Noto Yellow Card 70:00'
  • Aaron Greene Sub Off 75:00'
  • Simon Thomas Sub On 75:00'
  • Drew Roberts Sub Off 80:00'
  • Ben Ward-Cochrane Sub On 80:00'
  • Adam Martin Yellow Card 82:00'
  • Taylor McKenzie Goal 90:00'
  • Mickey Parcell Assist 90:00'
  • Simon Thomas Assist 90:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
15. Lowestoft Town 21 25
16. Thurrock 21 24
17. Enfield Town 19 23
18. Leatherhead 17 22
19. Dorking Wanderers 19 21
20. Burgess Hill Town 19 20
21. Needham Market 20 19

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