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Enfield Town
Margate
M Weatherstone (56'), M Parcell (52'), B Bricknell (37'), K Oliyide (62')
Full time
Sat 2 Feb 15:00 - The Bostik Football League - Premier Division Attendance 403

Town comfortable in the end

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Enfield Town 4 Margate 0

Town comfortable in the end

Enfield Town 4 Margate 0

There were one or two hairy moments during this game but, once the hosts had taken the lead, there was little doubt about in which direction the points were heading. Joe Wright had a foot problem which failed a very late fitness test and Dan Rumens was suffering from flu, prompting a reshuffle at the back, with Remi Sutton lining up in the middle and Aaron Greene coming in at left wing-back. Matt Nolan came in for his second appearance of the season in goal.

Enfield Town 4 Margate 0 (02.02.2019)
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On a bitterly cold and blustery afternoon, in an end-to-end start, the lively Joseph Hungbo cut in from the right and fired over early on, while Ryan Blackman was similarly off target following a Sam Youngs corner. After 12 minutes a Youngs free kick near the edge of the Margate box lacked sufficient power to trouble Gate keeper Louis Wells and, at the opposite end, Jack Paxman had a shot blocked.

Karl Oliyide started his month-long loan spell up front on the left, and he cut inside in the 26th minute to win a corner. A couple of minutes later Town carved open the visitors’ defence when Greene found Bricknell, who made room to shoot – against the legs of Wells – and the rebound dropped for Mickey Parcell to blaze wide the goal at his mercy.

Nolan grabbed Liam Friend’s header from a corner and Town had a let-off when Sid Sollis played in David Martin to fire against the inside of Nolan’s left-hand post, possibly via his outstretched fingertips. A deep Paxman free kick from the right then found Sollis, but he could only head into Nolan’s grateful arms.

Ten minutes before the break Greene picked up a throw-in from Matt Johnson and clipped a fine ball in to Bricknell to steer his header past Wells. As the half-time whistle approached, a number of Town players appealed for a pull inside the box on Marc Weatherstone, but referee Jonathan Burridge was unmoved.

Half-time: Enfield Town 1 Margate 0

The game was put to bed early in the second half by three goals in ten minutes. After Connor Dymond had screwed a shot wide and Margate had, in turn, survived a nervy moment when Ben Swift slipped with Bricknell in close proximity, Parcell atoned for his earlier miss, doubling Enfield’s lead with a crisp finish, via the keeper’s body, from Matt Johnson’s superb cut-back from the byline.

On 55 minutes, Weatherstone made it three, following a slick passing move involving Blackman, Johnson and Bricknell which ended with a corner being forced. After an initial header had been kept out, he bravely rose to nod in the rebound, in similar style to his late winner at Potters Bar Town.

Youngs tested Wells with a low piledriver before, just beyond the hour mark, it was game set and match when Oliyide was credited with a final touch before the ball was turned in by a defender following another corner on the right.

In the 65th minute, Nolan was guilty of dwelling on the ball and he lost possession to Sollis, but it clearly was not the Margate number 9’s day when he chased the loose ball but hacked it high and wide with the goal gaping.

There were a number of substitutions made to save some legs for the trip to Bishop’s Stortford on Tuesday, and Bilal Sayoud shot into the side netting before, shortly afterwards, crossing for Johnson to head over. He subsequently played a wicked ball in along the edge of the six-yard box but Youngs couldn’t capitalise.

And so, like London buses, 17 matches without a clean sheet were followed by two in two. A healthy degree of confidence looks to have returned and the points were important to keep Town in touch with other play-off contenders.

Enfield Town: Matt Nolan, Sam Hatton, Aaron Greene, Matt Johnson, Marc Weatherstone (Sam Chaney 74), Remi Sutton, Mickey Parcell, Ryan Blackman, Billy Bricknell (Bilal Sayoud 65), Sam Youngs, Karl Oliyide (Kezie Ibe 70) Unused subs: Junior Mubiayi, Brad Empson.

Margate: Louis Wells, Jack Paxman, Tom Mills, James Rogers, Liam Friend, Ben Swift, Joseph Hungbo, Connor Dymond, Sid Sollis (David Smith 78), Bradley Stevenson (Jordan Robins 57), David Martin. Unused subs: Owen Kallameier, Chris Barnard. Booked: Robins.

Attendance: 403.

Aaron Greene

Player of the Match

Aaron Greene

Key moments

37:00
Goal Billy Bricknell scores for Enfield Town
52:00
Goal Mickey Parcell scores for Enfield Town
56:00
Goal Mark Weatherstone scores for Enfield Town
62:00
Goal Karl Oliyide scores for Enfield Town

Videos and photos

Enfield Town 4 Margate 0 (02.02.2019)
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Highlights

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90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Matt Nolan keeps a clean sheet for Enfield Town
90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Aaron Greene keeps a clean sheet for Enfield Town
90:00 Player of the Match
Aaron Greene is awarded player of the match for Enfield Town
90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Mark Weatherstone keeps a clean sheet for Enfield Town
90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Sam Hatton keeps a clean sheet for Enfield Town
74:00 Sub Off
Mark Weatherstone is substituted off for Enfield Town
74:00 Sub On
Sam Chaney is substituted on for Enfield Town
69:00 Sub On
Kezie Ibe is substituted on for Enfield Town
69:00 Sub Off
Karl Oliyide is substituted off for Enfield Town
64:00 Sub Off
Billy Bricknell is substituted off for Enfield Town
64:00 Sub On
Bilal Sayoud is substituted on for Enfield Town
62:00 Assist
Sam Youngs makes an assist for Enfield Town
62:00 Goal 4 - 0
Karl Oliyide scores for Enfield Town
56:00 Assist
Sam Youngs makes an assist for Enfield Town
56:00 Goal 3 - 0
Mark Weatherstone scores for Enfield Town
52:00 Goal 2 - 0
Mickey Parcell scores for Enfield Town
52:00 Assist
Matt Johnson makes an assist for Enfield Town
End of period 1
37:00 Goal 1 - 0
Billy Bricknell scores for Enfield Town
37:00 Assist
Aaron Greene makes an assist for Enfield Town
37:00 Assist
Matt Johnson makes an assist for Enfield Town
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Enfield Town
  • Margate
  • 0
  • Aaron Greene Assist 37:00'
  • Billy Bricknell Goal 37:00'
  • Matt Johnson Assist 37:00'
  • Matt Johnson Assist 52:00'
  • Mickey Parcell Goal 52:00'
  • Mark Weatherstone Goal 56:00'
  • Sam Youngs Assist 56:00'
  • Sam Youngs Assist 62:00'
  • Karl Oliyide Goal 62:00'
  • Billy Bricknell Sub Off 64:00'
  • Bilal Sayoud Sub On 64:00'
  • Karl Oliyide Sub Off 69:00'
  • Kezie Ibe Sub On 69:00'
  • Mark Weatherstone Sub Off 74:00'
  • Sam Chaney Sub On 74:00'

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League round up

Other Premier Division results

AFC Hornchurch
3
0
Corinthian-Casuals
Bishop's Stortford
2
0
Merstham
Dorking Wanderers
6
0
Folkestone Invicta
Haringey Borough
4
4
Burgess Hill Town
2
3
Worthing
Leatherhead
2
1
Wingate & Finchley

League table

# Team Pl Pts
8. Leatherhead 42 65
9. Worthing 42 65
10. Enfield Town 42 61
11. Lewes 42 60
12. Margate 42 59
13. Brightlingsea Regent 42 59
14. Bognor Regis Town 42 56

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