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Enfield Town
Harrow Borough
T McKenzie (56')
Full time
Mon 1 Jan 15:00 - The Bostik Football League - Premier Division Attendance 382

Gloomy afternoon lit up by Town win

Enfield Town 3 Harrow Borough 0

It was ultimately a straightforward three points against Middlesex rivals Harrow Borough on New Year’s Day at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium.

Taylor McKenzie returned to a back three alongside Dan Rumens and John Kyriacou with Darren Purse and Mark Kirby absent through injury.

Sam Youngs and Aaron Greene had a couple of pot shots early on that failed to test Boro keeper Melvin Minter, but it wasn’t long before the hosts took the lead. After half-hearted penalty appeals when Boro central defender Adam Pepara chested the ball down adjacent to his arm, Greene passed inside to Youngs and the midfielder rolled the ball towards the goal on nine minutes; it had just enough legs to beat the retreating defenders - much to the relief of the home supporters.

Enfield Town 3 Harrow Borough 0 (01.01.2018)
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Minter, who was to become increasingly busy as the afternoon wore on, blocked another Youngs effort with his legs, and Blake fired wide from Greene’s pass. Dan Rumens shot over, and Minter easily collected a Greene free-kick. Blake couldn’t connect with another low ball into the box from the left, but it only looked a matter of time before a second goal would arrive, although Charles Banya drew a double save from Joe Wright shortly before the break.

Half-time: Enfield Town 1 Harrow Borough 0

Boro rallied briefly, with David Taylor playing in a dangerous ball to Sahr Kabba, arguably Boro’s best performer on the day, but his shot flew straight at Wright, who had one of his quieter afternoons.

With a one goal lead never truly satisfactory, a degree of pressure was relieved as the hour mark approached. Youngs’ ball in from the right was met by Taylor McKenzie ahead of everyone else from inside the six yard box. Blake then had the ball in the net but the referee’s whistle had already sounded for a foul on Minter, and Youngs’ dipping volley dropped just wide.

It was game, set and match when another Blake run down the right ended with a good delivery into the danger area, and the unfortunate David Longe-King got his head to the ball ahead of Simon Thomas only to deflect it into his own net. Longe-King attempted to make amends shortly afterwards with a header from a corner, but he was well wide of the mark, and then Mickey Parcell shepherded Ant O’Connor sufficiently wide for his eventual shot to hit the side netting.

As the clock ran down, Boro looked to salvage some pride, but efforts from Banya and Moss, both kept out by good defensive blocks, were too little too late.

Enfield Town: Joe Wright, Mickey Parcell, John Kyriacou, Taylor McKenzie, Danny Rumens, Mario Noto, Ryan Blackman, Sam Youngs (Jack Hockney 79), Ryan Blake (Steve Wales 70), Simon Thomas (Craig Calver 74), Aaron Greene. Unused subs: Junior Mubiayi, Nathan Dennis. Booked: Youngs.

Harrow Borough: Melvin Minter, Howard Hall, Shaun Preddie, Adam Pepera, David Longe-King, David Taylor (Tayo Coker 66), Sahr Kabba, Kurtis Cumberbatch, Ryan Moss, Charles Banya, Ant O’Connor (Mark McLeod 66). Unused subs: Kyle Beggs, Greig Stewart, George Moore. Booked: Longe-King, McLeod.

Attendance: 382.

Taylor McKenzie

Player of the Match

Taylor McKenzie

Key moments

56:00
Goal Taylor McKenzie scores for Enfield Town

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Highlights

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90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Mickey Parcell keeps a clean sheet for Enfield Town
90:00 Player of the Match
Taylor McKenzie is awarded player of the match for Enfield Town
90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Danny Rumens keeps a clean sheet for Enfield Town
90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Taylor McKenzie keeps a clean sheet for Enfield Town
90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
John Kyriacou keeps a clean sheet for Enfield Town
90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Joe Wright keeps a clean sheet for Enfield Town
78:00 Sub Off
Sam Youngs is substituted off for Enfield Town
78:00 Sub On
Jack Hockney is substituted on for Enfield Town
74:00 Sub Off
Aaron Greene is substituted off for Enfield Town
74:00 Sub On
Craig Calver is substituted on for Enfield Town
70:00 Sub On
Steve Wales is substituted on for Enfield Town
70:00 Sub Off
Ryan Blake is substituted off for Enfield Town
56:00 Assist
Sam Youngs makes an assist for Enfield Town
56:00 Goal 1 - 0
Taylor McKenzie scores for Enfield Town
End of period 1
35:00 Yellow Card
Sam Youngs is yellow carded for Enfield Town
10:00 Assist
Ryan Blackman makes an assist for Enfield Town
10:00 Assist
Mickey Parcell makes an assist for Enfield Town
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As it happened

  • Enfield Town
  • Harrow Borough
  • 0
  • Mickey Parcell Assist 10:00'
  • Ryan Blackman Assist 10:00'
  • Sam Youngs Yellow Card 35:00'
  • Taylor McKenzie Goal 56:00'
  • Sam Youngs Assist 56:00'
  • Ryan Blake Sub Off 70:00'
  • Steve Wales Sub On 70:00'
  • Aaron Greene Sub Off 74:00'
  • Craig Calver Sub On 74:00'
  • Sam Youngs Sub Off 78:00'
  • Jack Hockney Sub On 78:00'

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
12. Brightlingsea Regent 29 38
13. Thurrock 30 37
14. Enfield Town 28 36
15. Harrow Borough 30 34
16. Dorking Wanderers 26 32
17. Merstham 29 32
18. Kingstonian 27 32

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