1st Team - Report
Cheshunt failed to stop The Towners
Cheshunt were expecting a fighting spirit but not such a disappointing result from second place Enfield Town when they welcomed them to Cheshunt Stadium on this local derby day.
Enfield continued to force decisions from the referee and the scoreline was opened at 14 minutes for The Towners when they were awarded a penalty after Enfield’s Liam Hope was brought down just inside the penalty box, Hope slotted the ball into the top left corner giving the away side a 1-0 lead.
Cheshunt seemed determined to level as Ryan Wade struck a free kick just over the bar rattling Enfield’s defence, this paired with The Ambers’ Mark Twumasi and Darren Williams clearing multiple Town attempts concerned the opposition for a few minutes.
Enfield soon put a stop to this and had multiple attempts on goal, Cheshunt’s sloppy play was counteracted by keeper Glenn Williamson to ensure the ball remained out of the net until half time.
As the second half kicked off, Enfield made a substitution bringing off Jay Siva for David Kendall. This was soon followed by a second goal of the day from Enfield at 49 minutes, mirroring the first when Liam Hope slotted away another penalty into the top left corner of the net.
Regardless of the harsh start to the second half Cheshunt kept their hopes high and fought for every ball. After an injury, a drop ball was awarded which Cheshunt won. Dan Roles took the advantage and crossed the ball down the left wing into the path of Wade, but Enfield’s defence soon regained possession and ruffled Cheshunt once again after a yellow card was shown to David Hicks at 57 minutes, of which Enfield’s free kick was taken and a strong effort from Enfield’s Adam Wallace was stopped by the dominant defence of Darren Williams and Mark Twumasi for Cheshunt.
Cheshunt desperate for a comeback made another substitution, bringing off Lee Brennan for Josh Hutchinson. The following few minutes saw fast play around midfield with both sides throwing themselves at every opportunity; Enfield soon cemented this as Walid Matata took the advantage and slotted the ball into the back of the net leaving Cheshunt 0-3 down.
Following this, an eventful 15 minutes saw Enfield make another substitution followed immediately by another goal for The Towners with Adam Wallace’ second goal of the day from just outside the box, who was then substituted after his positive impact on Enfield’s behalf.
Cheshunt still did not give up regardless and another substitution was made with hope of an altercation in the scoreline removing David Hicks for Iain Salt.
Seconds later Enfield rubbed the salt in the wounds making it 0-5 after a scrambled goal from Bryan Hammatt, Cheshunt immediately regained possession and chasing for a goal impressed with their fighting spirit after a sloppy game had an attempt at goal after a accurate long cross from Chris Sargent landed at Josh Hutchinson’s feet who shot at goal but was flagged offside. This immediately followed with another striking effort from Hutchinson which rebounded off the top bar, a very close effort for The Ambers.
A disappointing result for Cheshunt on the local derby day ending their winning run at home, due to Enfield’s top form and Cheshunt’s under performance.