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Enfield Town
Dorking Wanderers
S Hatton (16')
Full time
Sat 1 Sep 15:00 - The Bostik Football League - Premier Division Attendance 467

Enfield Town 1 Dorking Wanderers 1


Town maintain unbeaten start

Town maintained their unbeaten start to the season as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Dorking Wanderers on a sunny September afternoon, writes Aaron Patel.

The opening 15 minutes of the game were dominated by the home side. Within the first 60 seconds, midfielder Sam Youngs’s effort was held by Dorking keeper Slavomir Huk, as the gates flew open for Town relatively quickly.

In the 17th minute after a good spell of possession, Town took the lead. Remi Sutton did well to cut the ball back from the byline on the left and, after a brief scramble in the box, right-back Sam Hatton controlled the ball and smashed it home from the edge of the box, the summer signing scoring his first goal for the Town.

Enfield Town 1 Dorking Wanderers 1 (01.09.2018)
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The hosts kept up the momentum; a low powerful effort from Sam Chaney was once again held by Huk in the 23rd minute. Then, five minutes later, Town nearly doubled their lead when an initial shot from Chaney inside the box was parried by Huk and the follow-up was flashed wide by Lewis Taaffe.

The final 15 minutes of the first-half saw little action, with Dorking standing firm at the back. The visitors’s only real opportunity came from a free-kick on the left around the 30 minute mark when Jason Prior's far post header back into the penalty area was eventually cleared by the home defence.

Half time: Enfield Town 1 Dorking Wanderers 0

The second-half resumed as the first had started, with Town starting brightly. But as the half progressed the game started to open up and Dorking began to create some rhythm. However, chances continued to be at a premium for both sides.
Taaffe’s volleyed effort flew wide, and moments later Youngs had the ball in the back of the net, but the goal was ruled out for a foul.

After 66 minutes the home back line were caught off guard for a moment, and the visitors snatched an equaliser. Matthew Briggs latched on to a long ball from the left, timing his run perfectly to beat the offside trap, and lobbing the ball accurately over the onrushing Joe Wright from the edge of the box.

After the equaliser Dorking looked a lot more positive and came forward more and, for the first time in the game, Town had their backs to the wall. Jason Prior’s effort from distance in the 77th minute for Dorking was high and wide, but another warning to Town that this game was far from over.

Now Dorking, increasingly growing in confidence, enjoyed their best spell of the game. Tom Richards’ effort for the visitors was again not troubling Wright, and then with just two minutes of normal time left Prior’s attempted chip over Wright bobbled wide.

In stoppage time Town had two further chances to win the game; firstly substitute Ryan Blackman’s snap shot flew just wide of Huk’s right-hand post and, finally, with the final action of the game, Remi Sutton’s volley from the edge of the Dorking box skewed wide.

Frustrated with only coming away with a point from the afternoon, Town nevertheless remain unbeaten and their attention now turns to the FA Cup and Bedford Town next week.

Enfield Town: Joe Wright, Sam Hatton, Remi Sutton, Matt Johnson (c), Taofiq Olomowewe, Rian McLean, Lewis Taaffe, Sam Youngs, Liam Hope (Bilal Sayoud 76), Sam Chaney (Brandon Adams 77), Aaron Greene (Ryan Blackman 76). Unused subs: Mickey Parcell, Dan Rumens. Booked: Greene, Youngs.

Dorking Wanderers: Slavomir Huk, Ben Dyett, Sami El-Abd, Chris Boulter (c), Jerome Beckles (Josh Gallagher, 84), Niall McManus (Jerry O’Sullivan, 46), Luke Moore, Matthew Briggs, Jason Prior, Tom Richards, James McShane (Kieran Lavery 71). Unused subs: Dan Pearse, Sam Beard. Booked: Moore, Prior.

Town man of the match: Sam Chaney

Attendance: 467.

Sam Chaney

Player of the Match

Sam Chaney

Key moments

Goal Sam Hatton scores for Enfield Town

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90:00 Player of the Match
Sam Chaney is awarded player of the match for Enfield Town
75:00 Sub Off
Liam Hope is substituted off for Enfield Town
75:00 Sub On
Bilal Sayoud is substituted on for Enfield Town
75:00 Sub Off
Sam Chaney is substituted off for Enfield Town
75:00 Sub On
Ryan Blackman is substituted on for Enfield Town
75:00 Sub Off
Aaron Greene is substituted off for Enfield Town
75:00 Sub On
Brandon Adams is substituted on for Enfield Town
62:00 Yellow Card
Aaron Greene is yellow carded for Enfield Town
End of period 1
35:00 Yellow Card
Sam Youngs is yellow carded for Enfield Town
16:00 Goal 1 - 0
Sam Hatton scores for Enfield Town
16:00 Assist
Remi Sutton makes an assist for Enfield Town
16:00 Assist
Sam Chaney makes an assist for Enfield Town
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As it happened

  • Enfield Town
  • Dorking Wanderers
  • 0
  • Sam Hatton Goal 16:00'
  • Remi Sutton Assist 16:00'
  • Sam Chaney Assist 16:00'
  • Sam Youngs Yellow Card 35:00'
  • Aaron Greene Yellow Card 62:00'
  • Liam Hope Sub Off 75:00'
  • Bilal Sayoud Sub On 75:00'
  • Sam Chaney Sub Off 75:00'
  • Ryan Blackman Sub On 75:00'
  • Aaron Greene Sub Off 75:00'
  • Brandon Adams Sub On 75:00'

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