Soham Town Rangers 0 Enfield Town 4
Enfield Town stayed in contention with Leiston at the top of the table as they recorded a double over Soham with a 4-0 victory at the Lane.
The first chance of the game fell to Brown, making his full debut, but after receiving Cobb’s left sided delivery made his way into the area only to be denied by Imber’s outstretched foot. However Enfield opened the scoring with their first meaningful attack in the sixth minute, when Neil Johnston finished from the edge of the area following good build up around the box. Slowly the visitors started to enjoy the better of the play as Wallace twice and Hope had efforts before the score was doubled in the 32nd minute after Johnston was allowed to run towards the Greens box, looping a shot over Jordan from 25 yards. The Greens did have a few attacks, but these didn’t lead to anything with Brown usually involved before Jordan made a fine low save to deny Kirby in injury time.
Ogbonna fired low at Imber minutes into to the second half, whilst Enfield had a number of efforts off target before scoring a third just before the hour mark when David Kendall scrambled in Johnston’s corner at the far post. Shortly after Soham made a couple of changes as Coleman and Carter replaced Flanz and Jones and began to see their share of the play as Cotton and Brown had chances, whilst up the other end of the pitch Ewang curled his shot from the edge of the area at Jordan. Campbell, Escorcio, Hammatt and Matata were all introduced to the game before Liam Hope increased the visitor’s lead to four in the 87th minute curling a 25 yard freekick past Jordan. Sub Matata should have added a fifth moments later, but after getting goal side of the defence fired well over with only the keeper to beat before Ogbonna was denied what would have been a consolation in injury time when Imber denied the striker at the back post from Cotton’s corner.
This game proved to be the last one in charge for Andy Furnell, with former Histon manager Steve Fallon coming in to replacing the player/manager.
L. Jordan, S. Flanz (A. Coleman 61), JP. Duncliffe, M. Bromwich, B. Stone (D. Escorcio 74), M. Simpson, P. Jones (S. Carter 61), D. Cotton, J. Brown, D. Ogbonna, D. Cobb
Unused: A. Furnell, A. Harrison
Enfield Town Team
N. Imber, J. Lockie, J. Siva, D. Kendall, M. Kirby, L. Allen, A. Wallace (T. Campbell 72), M. Ewang, L. Hope, N. Johnston (B. Hammatt 85), L. Osei (W. Matata 79)
Unused: C. Crowley
Score: (0-2) 0-4
ETFC: N. Johnston (6, 32), D. Kendall (57), L. Hope (87)