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Tonbridge Angels
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S Youngs (60'), B Wadkins (6', 79'), A Greene (53')
Sat 14 Apr 15:00 - The Bostik Football League - Premier Division Attendance 474

Imperious Town hit four again away from home

Tonbridge Angels 1 Enfield Town 4 - match report by John Dolan

At last the sun came out on Saturday in Kent and, allied with a good pitch, the Towners scored another quartet of goals on their travels for their second victory in quick succession, and their first ever at Longmead to follow a similar first at Burgess Hill.

The Town's starting line-up showed just one change as Brad Wadkins replaced Simon Thomas, who was absent for family reasons, and it was a bright start for the visitors. There was early evidence that Angels appeared to be ready for the beach when after just 6 minutes a header was blocked from a corner and Brad Wadkins was first to the rebound to blast home from six yards.

This setback stirred Tonbridge into life as Alex Akrofi latched on to a flick over the back four and had a shot from an angle just beyond the far post. Then, just a minute later, a cross from the Tonbridge left was palmed out by Joe Wright and the ball went straight to Akrofi who slammed it back into the net from 12 yards.

Tonbridge Angels 1 Enfield Town 4 (14.04.2018)
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Tonbridge had woken from their apparent slumber and were getting on top as another cross from Steven Ibizugbe down the right found Akrofi again, whose shot was just wide. Wright was alert to take another cross on 20 minutes from the lively Sam Bantick. Seven minutes later Bantick continued the pressure with another run down Town’s left and his cross just eluded Akrofi.

Town's midfield needed to get a better hold of the game again, and Ryan Blackman did well to win a tackle in the 23rd minute, and the skipper played in Aaron Greene for a cross that was cleared behind for a corner. However Tonbridge continued to feed Bantick on the left and another cross caused problems. A corner was played to the far post where Sonny Miles had a bullet header cleared off the line by Samir Bihmoutine.

Matt Johnson was having another solid game in the middle of the park and causing one or two problems with his long throw. In the 36th minute Greene feigned a give-and-go and turned a couple of defenders but his cross eluded all attackers and was cleared. Just before half time Town had the ball in the net when Wadkins headed in a cross from Dernell Wynter, but he was flagged offside.

Half-time: Tonbridge Angels 1 Enfield Town 1

The hosts started the second half brightly with Joe Turner having some early possession and running at Mickey Parcell. He cut inside onto his right foot and hit a powerful shot that Wright turned behind . From the corner, a mad scramble saw three Tonbridge shots blocked and a fourth fly just wide for a goal kick.

But in the 53rd minute a long ball from Wright was flicked on by Wadkins, and the ball fell to Greene on the edge of the box. He in turn managed to flick the ball with his first touch and this confused the onrushing Tonbrige keeper Jon Henly who saw the ball roll, for what seemed like an eternity, in to the bottom corner for 2-1.

Tonbridge reacted with a good mazy run down the right by Bantick, his left foot shot being well saved low down to his right by Wright. Sam Youngs had only been on the pitch for a few minutes after coming on for Wynter when he received a ball wide on the right from Johnson, and his trickery got him past two defenders and, although a third seemed to have relieved him of the ball, his tenacity won it back and from about 25yards he curled in a magnificent shot over Henly for a goal of the season contender.

Ryan Blake had a good run down the left in the 64th minute and his cross was met by Youngs, whose volley was blocked by the home defence. A cross from Steven Ibizugbe found Xavier Vidal, but his shot was saved comfortably by Wright. Home manager Steve McKimm made a couple of substitutions but on 72 minutes Youngs cut inside and his subsequent shot only just evaded the far post.

A free kick out on the visitors' left was played short to Johnson and, as Tonbridge backed off, he found room for a shot that fizzed past the post. At the opposite end, Andrew Sesay had a good run straight at the heart of the Town defence but Mat Mitchell-King did well to dispossess him as he was about to strike.

With ten minutes left, Youngs got possession down the right hand side and another mazy run finished with a blocked shot, but the ball fell to Wadkins who netted from the edge of the area with a well hit low drive into the bottom corner.

Wadkins was narrowly wide as the game reached its conclusion. On 82 minutes, Parcell did well to track back and thwart Sesay as he attempted to get in a cross from the byline but, a minite later, some good work from sub Tyler Campbell made himself room to have a shot cleared behind.

Tonbridge finished the game with lots of possession but apart from a 25 yard shot just over from Tommy Whitnell, never really looked overly threatening and Town played out time for an emphatic victory.

Enfield Town: Joe Wright, Mickey Parcell, Samir Bihmoutine (Adam Martin 79), Dan Rumens, Mat Mitchell-King, Matt Johnson,
Ryan Blakman, Ryan Blake, Dernell Wynter (Sam Youngs 55), Brad Wadkins, Aaron Greene (Tyler Campbell 72). Unused subs: Liam Hope, Darren Purse.

Attendance: 474

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Key moments

Goal Brad Wadkins scores for Enfield Town
Goal Aaron Greene scores for Enfield Town
Goal Sam Youngs scores for Enfield Town
Goal Brad Wadkins scores for Enfield Town

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90:00 Player of the Match
Mickey Parcell is awarded player of the match for Enfield Town
79:00 Sub On
Adam Martin is substituted on for Enfield Town
79:00 Assist
Brad Wadkins makes an assist for Enfield Town
79:00 Sub Off
Samir Bihmoutine is substituted off for Enfield Town
79:00 Goal 0 - 4
Brad Wadkins scores for Enfield Town
72:00 Sub On
Tyler Campbell is substituted on for Enfield Town
72:00 Sub Off
Aaron Greene is substituted off for Enfield Town
60:00 Goal 0 - 3
Sam Youngs scores for Enfield Town
60:00 Assist
Joe Wright makes an assist for Enfield Town
55:00 Sub On
Sam Youngs is substituted on for Enfield Town
55:00 Sub Off
Dernell Wynter is substituted off for Enfield Town
53:00 Assist
Joe Wright makes an assist for Enfield Town
53:00 Goal 0 - 2
Aaron Greene scores for Enfield Town
53:00 Assist
Brad Wadkins makes an assist for Enfield Town
End of period 1
6:00 Assist
Ryan Blackman makes an assist for Enfield Town
6:00 Goal 0 - 1
Brad Wadkins scores for Enfield Town
6:00 Assist
Mat Mitchel-King makes an assist for Enfield Town
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As it happened

  • Tonbridge Angels
  • Enfield Town
  • 0
  • Mat Mitchel-King Assist 6:00'
  • Ryan Blackman Assist 6:00'
  • Brad Wadkins Goal 6:00'
  • Brad Wadkins Assist 53:00'
  • Joe Wright Assist 53:00'
  • Aaron Greene Goal 53:00'
  • Dernell Wynter Sub Off 55:00'
  • Sam Youngs Sub On 55:00'
  • Joe Wright Assist 60:00'
  • Sam Youngs Goal 60:00'
  • Aaron Greene Sub Off 72:00'
  • Tyler Campbell Sub On 72:00'
  • Samir Bihmoutine Sub Off 79:00'
  • Adam Martin Sub On 79:00'
  • Brad Wadkins Assist 79:00'
  • Brad Wadkins Goal 79:00'

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
15. Thurrock 46 57
16. Worthing 46 57
17. Enfield Town 46 56
18. Merstham 46 56
19. Needham Market 46 49
20. Brightlingsea Regent 46 48
21. Harlow Town 46 47

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