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Enfield Town
Burgess Hill Town
B Bricknell (63', 49'), K Oliyide (29')
Full time
Sat 9 Feb 15:00 - The Bostik Football League - Premier Division Attendance 421

Town up to 6th

Enfield Town 3 Burgess Hill Town 1 - match report by Aaron Patel

Town up to 6th

Enfield Town 3 Burgess Hill Town 1

On a blustery day, the first ten minutes of the game were scrappy, with neither side getting hold of the ball for long before conceding possession writes Aaron Patel. New signing James Mulley made his debut in midfield, while Sam Hatton partnered the returning Dan Rumens at the heart of the defence. Joe Wright returned in place of Matt Nolan, while Marc Weatherstone, Aaron Greene and Sam Chaney were unavailable.

Enfield Town 3 Burgess Hill Town 1 (09.02.2019)
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It was the visitors who had the first real effort of the afternoon when Jared Rance’s tried his luck from 25 yards out but was well wide. In the 13th minute the same player swung in a free-kick for the visitors in a dangerous position but Town’s reshuffled back line managed to clear. Hill began to see the better of possession, were winning many of the the one-to-one battles and were looking the more likely to break the deadlock, although in truth they didn’t manage to create any clear-cut opportunities.
In the 20th minute, after being played through, Sam Youngs bore down on goal but his right-foot shot was off target. Moments later, Town keeper Joe Wright dropped the ball straight at the feet of Jack Malleret, but the Hill striker dragged his effort wide – a massive let off for Town.

Slowly but surely Town began to get a foothold and, just before the half-hour mark, a corner from Youngs was flicked on in a crowded box for Karl Oliyide to tap home and give Town the lead. It wasn’t to last, however, as a few minutes later Aaron Smith-Joseph’s delivery from the left found Rance unmarked at the back post and he struck the ball past Wright to make it 1-1.

The pace of the game improved towards the break; Billy Bricknell had the ball in the back of the net, but it was chalked off for offside.

Half-time: Enfield Town 1 Burgess Hill Town 1

There was a much brighter start to the second-half for Town; a long Matt Johnson throw-in was launched into the Hillians’ box and Sam Hatton directed a header towards goal, but Josh James held his effort. In the 49th minute, another Youngs’s corner was swung-in from the right, the ball was headed across the box by Rumens and Bricknell was on apply the finishing touch from close-range to restore Town’s lead.

Town nearly added a third after more great work down the right from Youngs to keep the ball, get into the box and pull it back for new signing James Mulley but the former Maidenhead man’s effort was straight at James.

As the game hit the hour mark, Town were continuing to press. There was finally some breathing space in the 62nd minute when Matt Johnson picked up the ball in midfield after the visitors failed to clear their lines and picked out Bricknell with a superb pass, onside, and he took a touch before sliding home to give Town a two-goal cushion.

Bilal Sayoud struck an effort of from twenty yards but James was equal to it. Bricknell was on the hunt for his hat-trick and came close in the 75th minute, picking up the ball just outside the box but flashing a left-footed effort just wide.
In the closing stages of the game Town were forced to stand firm at the back as Hill came onto them, but an improved second half display saw the game out and they currently sit a point off the play-off placings, in advance of the visit of Bishop’s Stortford in the semi-final of the Velocity Trophy on Tuesday night at the QEII.

Enfield Town: Joe Wright, Ryan Blackman (c), Mickey Parcell, Matt Johnson, Sam Hatton, Dan Rumens, Sam Youngs (Junior Mubiayi 85), James Mulley, Billy Bricknell (Josh Davison 81), Karl Oliyide (Kezie Ibe 69), Bilal Sayoud. Unused subs: Dan Heald, Matt Nolan.

Burgess Hill Town: Josh James, Boris Kipeya-Bonno, Tom Cadman, Steve Sargent, Tolulope Jonah (Aiden Enver 69), James Richmond, Jared Rance (Charlie Bennett 69), Pat Harding, Dan Beck (c), Aaron Smith-Joseph, Jack Malleret. Unused subs: Josh Tuck, Josh Short, Dan Choules.

Attendance: 421.

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Billy Bricknell

Player of the Match

Billy Bricknell

Key moments

29:00
Goal Karl Oliyide scores for Enfield Town
49:00
Goal Billy Bricknell scores for Enfield Town
63:00
Goal Billy Bricknell scores for Enfield Town

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90:00 Player of the Match
Billy Bricknell is awarded player of the match for Enfield Town
85:00 Sub On
Junior Mubiayi is substituted on for Enfield Town
85:00 Sub Off
Sam Youngs is substituted off for Enfield Town
82:00 Sub On
Josh Davison is substituted on for Enfield Town
82:00 Sub Off
Billy Bricknell is substituted off 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
63:00 Assist
Matt Johnson makes an assist for Enfield Town
63:00 Goal 3 - 0
Billy Bricknell scores for Enfield Town
49:00 Goal 2 - 0
Billy Bricknell scores for Enfield Town
49:00 Assist
Danny Rumens makes an assist for Enfield Town
49:00 Assist
Sam Youngs makes an assist for Enfield Town
End of period 1
29:00 Assist
Sam Youngs makes an assist for Enfield Town
29:00 Goal 1 - 0
Karl Oliyide scores for Enfield Town
29:00 Assist
Bilal Sayoud makes an assist for Enfield Town
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As it happened

  • Enfield Town
  • Burgess Hill Town
  • 0
  • Karl Oliyide Goal 29:00'
  • Sam Youngs Assist 29:00'
  • Bilal Sayoud Assist 29:00'
  • Billy Bricknell Goal 49:00'
  • Danny Rumens Assist 49:00'
  • Sam Youngs Assist 49:00'
  • Matt Johnson Assist 63:00'
  • Billy Bricknell Goal 63:00'
  • Karl Oliyide Sub Off 69:00'
  • Kezie Ibe Sub On 69:00'
  • Billy Bricknell Sub Off 82:00'
  • Josh Davison Sub On 82:00'
  • Sam Youngs Sub Off 85:00'
  • Junior Mubiayi Sub On 85:00'

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1
2
4
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1
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# Team Pl Pts
7. Folkestone Invicta 31 49
8. Leatherhead 31 48
9. Enfield Town 31 47
10. Lewes 29 46
11. Bishop's Stortford 31 45
12. Brightlingsea Regent 31 43
13. Kingstonian 31 42

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