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  1. UPDATE DATE CHANGE In these times of great uncertainty, nothing can be taken for granted, least of all in relation to sports fixtures. In case you missed the announcement, published today on the ETFC Official Website, our FA Trophy First Round match against Maldon & Tiptree, will now be played at the Queen Elizabeth II Stadium on Wednesday 9th December (7.45 pm). This date is subject to confirmation, depending on future Government announcements. A match to look forward to. See you there.
  2. LATEST NEWS A provisional new date for Enfield Town v Maldon & Tiptree in the First Round of the FA Trophy is Tuesday 8 December (7.45pm). For further information and updates on this match see the full announcement on the ETFC official Club website.
  3. It is difficult not to understand and share the genuine concerns expressed by our members / supporters on this Forum over the agreed dual-registration of Ryan and Lyle to Welling Utd. I find myself agreeing with many of the comments posted on this topic (including those from old friend 4wembley finals) and very much hope our Board members remain steadfast and stick by the statement published on the ETFC official website on 06/11/20, and there is no change in our clearly stated position with regard to these two players. Time will tell ! Both players are, without question, much respected, influential members of our first team squad, and we can't afford to lose them if we are to continue our push for promotion, and achieve our own ambitions this season. Ryan will likely stay, and remain as Towns Club Captain, but Lyle's social media comments after yesterdays match, do pose serious questions about his future commitment. Let's hope these fans favourites make the right decision and stay with the Town.
  4. To be or not to be? That is the question many fans supporting non-league clubs involved in the FA Trophy are asking in these very uncertain, while troubled times. A week ago, while we were hammering Ramsgate 8-1 at the QE2 Stadium to reach the First Round Proper of the FA Trophy, our next opponents Maldon & Tiptree were making history of their own, beating Kingstonian to progress to the first round of the competition, for the first time since the club was formed in 2010. The Jammers are, by any standards, having a very successful season, both in the league, FA Cup, and the FA Trophy. Having been cruelly denied promotion to the Isthmian Premier Division last season, they are making a strong challenge again this season in the Isthmian North Division, where they are second in the table with games in hand, well placed for another promotion push in the 20-21 season, pandemic permitting. In the Emirates FA Cup this season, they have already dispatched Braintree Town (0-1 away), Haringey Borough (1-0 home), and now face Morecambe at home this Sunday, a match which is being screened live on BBC and BT Sport digital platforms. This provides a great opportunity to see our next FA Trophy opponents in action, and assess their relative strengths and weaknesses, before we, hopefully, play them early December (?). Amid all the present uncertainty, one thing for sure, Maldon will come to us full of confidence, after already beating some decent sides in the two FA competitions this season. We will need to be up for it, deliver another determined, high octane performance, maintain our 100% unbeaten home record, and remember we beat the Jammers at the QE2 Stadium last season. This promises to be a great cup-tie and a difficult match for both clubs. Let's hear your own thoughts and prediction for this match Towners. ' UP THE TOWN'
  5. Sounds like a good match / performance on Tuesday evening Benjrider10. Don't think you are right in saying Brightlingsea Regent were higher than us in the League table before the match. We were at the top end of the table on 15 points (now 18 points) whilst BR were on 8 points (still 8 points) much lower down the table. A good result for Town all the same!
  6. Following our impressive win on Saturday against Ramsgate, we have landed another home tie in the draw made a short time ago at FA headquarters, and for the successive season we will host Maldon & Tiptree at the Queen Elizabeth II Stadium. A date for this fixture is to be confirmed. A match to look forward to!
  7. Morning all, looking forward to the BIG match this afternoon and an exciting cup-tie this afternoon. Always good to read what the opposition camp have to say about the match and their chances. If you are interested, go to the Ramsgate website www.ramsgate-fc.co.uk/news Enjoy the action and really get behind our guys today. Fingers crossed for another TOWN home win. COYT
  8. Plenty has been said over the past week about our disappointing second half showing at Carshalton last weekend, but no comments have yet been posted on this forum, about our FA Trophy match tomorrow against Ramsgate, at the Queen Elizabeth II Stadium. This match promises to be a very competitive cup-tie, and we need to be up for it if we are to progress. Whilst most Town supporters understand the history of our club, and where we have come from, a few others still expect us to win just because we are Enfield. Would that it was that simple ! No club has a divine right to success, but with our good home record this season, there is every reason to be optimistic and believe we can win this match. It certainly won't be a stroll in the park, but if our guys play with pride, passion and commitment, we will avoid a banana skin, and guarantee our place in the next round draw on Monday. Let's hear your thoughts on the match, team selection, likely outcome, etc and let's all get right behind our players, from start to finish, with plenty of noisy vocal support, and help them secure the win we all want. Good luck to Andy and the boys. ' UP THE TOWN '
  9. Thanks for that information djwilf. I watched the match from distance away, and quite frankly I wish I hadn't. This was always going to be a hard match, but I thought our guys were always second best this afternoon. What I find very difficult to understand is the sharp contrast between our home and away form. We have a 100% home record, 4 wins from 4 matches, as good as anyone else in the Premier Division, yet one of the worst away records, with 4 defeats from 5 matches. It is still early days, but this erratic form has to be of concern, and needs to be addressed if Town are to be in the mix at the end of the season. Next weekend we entertain Ramsgate in the FA Trophy. Today they played Burgess Hill away in the League and beat them 0-3, so a moral-boosting win for The Rams and they will be up for it next Saturday. This is a 'must win match' for us, and we need a good run in this competition to generate much needed FA prize money income for our Club.
  10. As most Towners will be aware, the Draw for the Third Qualifying Round of the FA Trophy was made yesterday, and the 39th ball out of the bag landed us a home tie against Kent side Ramsgate, who compete in the Isthmian League South East Division. This match will be played at the Queen Elizabeth II Stadium on Saturday 31st October KO; 3.00pm. The match will be decided on the day. There will be no extra time or replay, in the event of scores being level at ninety minutes, the match will proceed immediately to penalties, to decide the winners and who progresses to the next round. We look forward to extending a warm welcome to The Rams and their supporters for this important match. The winners of this cup-tie will pick up £2450, losers £625. Should be quite a game. Don't miss it! Keep an eye on the main website for match ticket availability news. See you there. COYT
  11. It is always a great pleasure for me, living distance away, to visit the QEII Stadium on match-day, and yesterday was no exception. I would like to start my comments by saying well done and thanks to all our Board members and loyal supporters, who have worked so hard, in many different ways, to improve our ground and facilities, during these troubled times, and keep the Club on an even keel. You have done a fantastic job, for which you deserve great credit. Moving on to yesterdays match, as Karl Marx might have said about our performance and the result "The end justifies the means." Sometimes you have to roll-up your sleeves, get stuck in, and win ugly. It wasn't quite like that yesterday, but our guys battled well against a very physical Leatherhead side, and after scoring an early goal, held on to their lead, and thoroughly deserved their win and three points, which lifted us back to 7th in the Table, just three points behind the leaders. Early days, and a long, long way to go! Probably best not to comment on the referee's performance yesterday, so I won't. But, that said, I thought he was excessively lenient in dealing with some of the particularly bad tackles during the match, and surprised many people by adding on an unwarranted amount of added time, after one-minute had been confirmed. In 48-hours time we host our re-arranged match against Kingstonian, who chalked up a 2-0 home win yesterday against Hornchurch, and come to us level on points, one place behind on goal difference. Should be another close, very exciting match. Don't miss it! See you there! ' UP THE TOWN'
  12. Good morning Towners. Yes, unfortunately the Kingstonian match is OFF today due to a waterlogged pitch.
  13. At present, our government seems to be announcing new measures, virtually every day, to get the Country back to some degree of normality before Christmas. Small wonder there is plenty of confusion AT. I am sure we will be hearing plenty more about this during the coming days, though not sure how high non-league football is on their agenda right now!
  14. Progress Update / Final Reminder Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock, how time flies ! A gentle nudge to remind everyone that there are now only two-days left to make your own personal donation to the highly successful ETFC 'Shine a Light' Crowdfunding campaign. As of now, no less than 210 loyal Town supporters have already made a contribution and have raised in total an impressive £11,050 to help our club during the most difficult time in our short history. Well done everyone! This is an excellent achievement and, hopefully, there will be more donations before the final deadline on Tuesday 21st July at 7.30am. Come on guys, if you haven't yet made your own contribution, don't leave it until the last minute, take action now, and join all those wonderful Towners who have already confirmed their donation for this worthy cause. Simply click on the link shown above in previous posts, or go direct to the ETFC official website. Thank you for your support. Every little helps !
  15. Thanks for that information AT. That is the news we have all been waiting for. It will make everyone very happy, and give us all something to look forward to.
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