Enfield 7-1 Basildon .... League Cup result.
A bizzare start to the evening with several people struggling to get out of Enfield due to an accident on the A10/M25 junction and the late arrival of players & officials meant an 8:15 pm start .
The first goal arrived on 4 mins with E's first major opening that fell to Graeme Butler, his powerful drive was parried by Dan Higley only for Sherwin Stanley to slam home the rebound from six yards 1-0 E's . Wesley Borghys's freekick was well saved by Dan Higley on 12 mins . Graeme Butler's corner was fumbled by Dan Higley and Wes Borghys heads over . A crunching tackle by Oliver Hadley upended Sherwin Stanley but he got away with just a lecture from Referee Mr Pope. 0n 15 mins E's went 2-0 up as Graeme Butler swung over a corner and Mike Patrick got a faint touch which Basildon's Gary Morrison then diverted past Dan Higley with a back header. On 19 mins a long ball upfield from Mike Patrick and Sherwin Stanley was 1 on 1 with Dan Higley and he made no mistake to hammer it home ,3-0 E's.
On 25 mins Sean Clarke weaves his way through Basildon's under siege defence but Dan Higley did well to grab the ball at his feet. A bizzare incident as Wes Borghys's long throw was deflected against the post by a defender and then Dan Higley but it was then scrambled off the line . Graeme Butler puts one wide 27 mins . On 31 mins E's scored again as Graeme Butler puts over a cross which cut Basildon in half and Adilson Lopes who was totally unmarked volley's in off the underside of the crossbar 4-0 E's . On 34 mins it was 5-0 as a good run by Dave Bound came to an end as he was taken down by Tom Ketland .Mr Pope awarded the penalty . Sherwin Stanley stepped up to thump the ball home to complete his hat trick. (E's sub Dave Bound off for Deniz Mehmet 35mins) A shot by Sean Clarke was a whisker wide on 36 mins. On 39 mins Graeme Butler puts over a cross which decieved Dan Higley and as the ball came back off the post to Wes Borghys but his shot was deflected wide. Adilson Lopes & Eugene Yeboah-Afri are both booked after a skirmish. Sherwin Stanley was cut down but no booking this time from Mr Pope .A Graeme Butler freekick and Wes Borghys heads over the top. 44 mins. H/T
E's well on top but have eased up ,E's custodian Craig Walker at last had a worthwhile save to make as Chris Bill laid off a good ball to Brad Connor who let fly on 53 mins . (E's sub Kevin Riley on for Adilson Lopes 56 mins & for Basildon Joe Corey on for Chris Bill) A good cross by Sean Clark was just too high for Sherwin Stanley to get a clear header in. On 58 mins Sean Clarke puts over a slide rule cross from the touchline and Sherwin Stanley slams home his fourth from close range 6-0 E's.On 62 mins A consolation for Basildon as a slip from Mark Whittington presented Brad Connor with a clear run on Craig Walker's goal and he slipped the ball home ,6-1 E's. (E's sub Carl Robinson on for Mark Whittington 63 mins) Another Bizzare incident as Sean Clarke got past his marker and was then Rugby tackled but Mr Pope incredibley waved play on !!! Chris Green makes a timely interception to stop Joe Corey . On 66 mins Sherwin Stanley broke into Basildon's box and was tripped ,Mr Pope pointed to the spot . This time Paul Oshin stepped up but he blasted his penalty against the post . A good cross by Graeme Butler but Sherwin Stanley puts wide . On 69 mins Wes Borghy's freekick rattles Dan Higley's post again. Sherwin Stanley crosses and Paul Oshin heads a whisker wide on 75 mins. Wes Borghys crosses and Deniz Mehmet somehow manages to miss his kick 81 mins. A very petty booking for Mike Patrick was beyond a joke from Mr Pope !!!. A shot by Kevin Riley was saved by Dan Higley 85 mins on 86 mins E's score yet again as Wes Borghys crosses and Sherwin Stanley heads home his fifth ,7-1 E's . Basildon's Simon Blatchford fires over E's bar on 88 mins . The final chance fell to Graeme Butler who shoots wide on 89 mins.
E's 1 Craig Walker 2 Mark Whittington 3 Graeme Butler 4 Paul Oshin 5 Chris Green 6 Mike Patrick 7 Dave Bound 8 Adilson Lopes 9 Sherwin Stanley 10 Sean Clarke 11 WEs Borghys subs 12 Kevin Riley 14 Ibby Oladeji 15 Lee Benmore 16 Carl Robinson 17 Deniz Mehmet.
Basildon 1 Dan Higley 2 Gary Morrison 3 Simon Blatchford 4 Eugene Yeboah-Afri 5 Tom Ketland 6 Chris Bill 7 Alistair Trotman 8 Paul Talbot 9 Brad Connor 10 Tony Lucas 11 Oliver Hadley Sub 12 Joe Corey ( just one sub ?)