Raunds Town 1 -1 Enfield
First chance for Es from Owen Beale well over the Bar in the 1st min . A shot from 25 yards by Mark Whittington on 3 mins but well tipped over the bar by Mike Freeman. A careles ball from Louis Lancaster gave a chance to Raunds but the cross was overhit past the far post. A good try from paul Oshin on 13 mins but wide.
A Good run by Oshin but Tyrone Hicks with a fine tackle took the ball off him. A good cross by Sam Judge was then well defended by Dave Coates , All Too often Es passes and corners were being overhit and wasted due to the strong wind . A Louis Lancaster corner was then missed by everyone and just missed the back post. A good centre by Sherwin Stanley was fumbled by Freeman but he managed to claim the ball as Danny Gabriel and Marlon Stuart homed in. Dean Gilbert then cleared a dangerous looking raid and Paul Daley had to be alert soon after to clear a through ball to Adam Taylor. Mark Whittington then denied Jake Upton with a good tackle. Raunds were defending quite well and Es were becoming a little frustrated .A bad hack from behind by Jake Upton on sherwin Stanley saw him given a long lecture by the referee. A good hanging cross by Tyrone Hicks then caused a problem but Sam Judge was back to head behind.Dane Ridgway's corner was then headed inches wide by big centre half Dave Coates. Then on 42 mins Es went ahead a good ball in by Sherwin Stanley was met by Danny Gabriel amongst a scramble of players and as he swivelled to shoot he was chopped down but the ball was then rifled home by Paul Oshin into the roof of Freeman's net.Raunds replied Immediately with Adam Taylor being beaten to a through ball by Paul Daley. A shot by Judge just went wide in stoppage time.
H/T subs Ricky Case on for Sam Judge ,Danny Frid on for Callum Ridgway for Raunds .
A quiet start for the first 10 mins of the 2nd half and again the windy conditions were causing havoc to both teams passing . but a good turn by Danny Frid and his shot was well saved by Daley . On 67 mins Owen Beale was cut down by Adam Bridgford and was booked for his trouble. A shot by Taylor was then saved by Daley ,Sub for Raunds Sol Benjamin on for Jamie Russell. On 76 mins Raunds who had the upper hand with much of the possession levelled matters up with a corner being met by a mass of bodies and the ball was headed off the line by Dean Gilbert but Adam Taylor was in the right place to slip his marker and drive low past Daley 1-1 . Dan Costelloe on for Marlon Stuart. Sol Benjamin booked for an alleged elbow on Sherwin Stanley. With Raunds dominiating with a heavy wind behind them and pressing for the winner Paul Daley saved the day for Es with a full length save to deny Adam Bridgford in the closing moments ,It was fair to say Raunds finished on top but Es held on.
Es 1 Paul Daley 2 Mark Whittington 3 Louis Lancaster 4 Dean Gilbert 5 Wes Borghys 6 Paul Oshin 7 Sammy Jadge 8 Owen Beale 9 Marlon Stuart 10 Danny Gabriel 11 Sherwin Stanley.subs 12 Gbenga Sonuga 14 Phil Goss 15 Dan Costelloe 16 Ricky Case 17 Kevin Kilroy.
Raunds 1 Mike Freeman 2 Trone Hicks 3 Dane Ridgway 4 Ashley Smith 5 Dave Coates 6 Adam Bridgford 7 Callum Ridgway 8 Jake Upton 9 Adam Taylor 10 Jamie Russell 11 Ian Symington subs 12 Sol Benjamin 14 Danny Frid 15 Jack Stevens.