Three days on from our battling performance at Stortford on Saturday, in testing weather conditions, when Town played well. but had to come from behind with a late strike from Billy Bricknell, our guys face the 'Blues' again this evening in another 'must win' Cup replay, under the lights at the Queen Elizabeth II Stadium. KO 7.45pm.
Another exciting, entertaining, close match is in prospect, but Town are playing well this season as a team, are at the right end of the IPL table, and will definitely be up for the challenge. Towners will remember August 13, the opening day of the season, when Stortford were the visitor's, and we beat them 5-0 to secure our first win and three-points of the 2019-20 season.
Tonight the prize for the winners is a home-tie in the next Round of this prestigious FA competition against either Swindon Supermarine or Thatcham Town, both of The BetVictor Southern League.
We are having an excellent season, and a good run in the FA Trophy will make it even better. Cup replay's under the lights have a very special atmosphere. Tonight is an unmissable 'must win' match. Our guys need plenty of loud, noisy, Town home support to spur them on, see them through another tough game, and deliver the win we all want. Good luck guys! COYT
After Saturdays amazing, incident-packed match at the Gallagher Stadium, which saw a superb all-round performance by the Town team, we go again against Maidstone United at the QE2 Stadium tomorrow (Tuesday) evening, with a place in the FA Cup 1st Round Proper, the prize up for grabs, for the winners of this replay.
Whilst it was disappointing to concede an equaliser in the last seconds of added time on Saturday, we saw enough from Maidstone on Saturday to know they are a very good side, and it should be noted that their away league form is better than their home. The replay will be equally challenging as the first match, and we will definitely need to be on top of our game to progress.
The Stone's, ninth in the National League, will be trying to reach the first round proper for the fourth season running, tomorrow evening, while Town will be looking for a win to create a bit of history themselves.
Can we do it? You bet we can! Shock results happen all the time in the FA Cup. Town are unbeaten at home this season, have now gone eight games without defeat, are playing with plenty of confidence, and will be looking to make home advantage tell, in front of a large, noisy North London crowd.
The travelling support for our guys at the Gallagher Stadium on Saturday was absolutely top-draw, up there with the best! Fantastic, well done everyone, let's have more of the same and raise the roof tomorrow evening. Our team deserves maximum support and encouragement for the task ahead!
Good luck everyone! See you there.
Let's hear it for Andy and the boys!
'COME ON YOU TOWN'
The FA CUP comes to Enfield this Saturday and, with no Premier League games being played, it's a great opportunity for everyone to show local pride, and bring family and friends to the Queen Elizabeth Stadium, to cheer on local side Enfield Town against Harrow Borough.
The winners of this match will receive £3000 from the Emirates FA CUP prize fund, and a place in the next round with a further £4500 at stake.
Both teams will be very keen to win this match. Harrow have made a good start to the new season, taking maximum points from their opening four league fixtures. That was before Bank Holiday Monday, when they travelled to Hendon and got a very rude awakening, on the wrong end of a 6-0 thrashing. Not the kind of result wished for five days before a major cup encounter.!
Form and early season league results count for very little in one-off cup competitions, where teams raise their game, a home draw can be a definite advantage, and why unexpected shock results occur very season.
This unmissable match will be a very close, exciting contest. Town Manager Andy Leese and our players will be well prepared for this important match, and will be very keen to progress in this prestigious money-spinning national competition. Let's get right behind them with plenty of noisy Enfield support and encouragement.!
Good luck everyone. See you there.!
'COME ON THE TOWN'
Tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon Town extend a warm welcome to our opponents Met Police for our third Bostik League Premier Division fixture of the season at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium. KO 3.00pm.
Last Tuesday evening, while we were losing 3-0 at Hendon in a challenging North London derby, the Blues went down by a similar margin, losing 4-1 away to newly promoted side Dorking Wanderers. The Met won their opening home match, beating Worthing 3-1 at Imber Court.
Both teams will be looking to bounce back this weekend, after their disappointing mid-week defeats, and another very close, tight contest is in prospect.
Next April is a long way off, there are 44 more league fixtures left, so plenty of points to play for, and Andy, Darren, and our new squad of players, deserve plenty of noisy support and encouragement tomorrow, as they battle to secure our first win of the season.
GOOD LUCK, LADS!
'COME ON YOU TOWN'
READY TO GO!
It's back, and there is plenty to look forward to on Saturday afternoon, when Town host Folkestone Invicta at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium, in our opening Bostik League Premier Division fixture.
After all the comings and goings during the summer, optimism is high that Town can make a good start to the new season, with our new management duo Andy Leese and Darren Purse in charge, and an impressive squad of quality close season signings.
Be interesting to hear peoples thoughts on how Town are probably going to line-up against Invicta on Saturday afternoon.
Folkestone seem likely to be without striker Joe Taylor and influential mid-fielder Micheal Everitt for this match. Taylor has damaged his knee, whilst Everitt picked up a groin strain last weekend.
Last season, back in April, Town beat Invicta 3-1 at the QE Stadium. Will we chalk up another win? What do you think? How do you see the outcome?
One thing for sure, this is going to be another close, very exciting match. Let's be there to show our support for Andy and our guys, as they look to deliver our first win of the new season.
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