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After the excitement of the FA Cup, we return to Isthmian Premier Division action tomorrow (Tuesday) evening when we entertain table toppers Kingstonian at the Queen Elizabeth II Stadium. KO 7.45pm.

This should be another close encounter between the two sides, and Town will be looking to get back to winning ways, and secure three points to close the gap at the top of the table, before we visit Leatherhead this weekend.

Don't know how many Towners take a look at our opponent's website before a match, but sometimes it can be quite rewarding. Kingstonian have a good website, and their profile of tomorrow nights match, called ' Grier's Guide to Enfield Town' is well worth a read, and it might tell you some things you perhaps didn't know. It can be found on the following link :-  www.kingstonian.com/match/2021-2022/isthmian-football-league-premier-division/enfield-town/kingstonian/392559/preview

Good luck tomorrow night everyone. Enjoy the match and let's have plenty of noisy support for Andy and our team.

' COME ON THE TOWN '

 

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Another match day is here, and tonight, after Saturdays FA Cup exit, Town supporters will be hoping to see a positive reaction from our players, to this setback, with a determined, morale-boosting, match-winning performance.

After two disappointing away results, we need to deliver a top draw performance this evening against Kingstonian, and we need to make home advantage tell, and take three points from the match.

It is still early days, and the season is still young, but results are always the most important thing for everyone, and we all want Town to be winning matches, playing good, attractive, attacking football. Let's hope we see more of the same at the QE2 Stadium this evening. Fingers crossed !

What do you think guys ?  Please post your own thoughts, score prediction, post match comments, etc.

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I believe Kingstonian were 1-0 down with 70mins gone against Potters Bar on saturday when the match was abandoned due to standing water obstructing the linesman. Given Potters Bar's recovery from 3 goals down the week before away at Folkestone its no great surprise that Kingstonian were struggling when the weather/ref intervened.

If Cunnington starts, we will lose 0-2.

If there's no Cunnington, instead Mo and Billy up front, we will win 3-1.

 

As an interesting aside, I note that Kingstonian are in the process of 'selling' their 19yo left-back to Chelsea for £50k. He is currently 'on trial' but the deal is reportedly just about done. The interesting aspect of this is that despite the apparent lack of any contract, Chelsea have decided to nevertheless pay a fee to Kingstonian.

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Thanks CC for your interesting comments and predictions.

Much as I would love to see Billy Bricknell in our starting line-up this evening, I think it highly unlikely. It has nothing to do with selection, more to do with his present level of fitness. He was unavailable this season for quite some time, and is at present starting on the substitutes bench. At Chelmsford he came on in the 83rd minute, and played 12 minutes including added time. Tonight we shall have to wait and see. Think he might well appear at some stage !

Well done to the K's if they have agreed a £50m with Chelsea for their 19 year old left back. Sounds like a great piece of business. Wonder if he has an agent?

 

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7 hours ago, The Crowing Cockerel said:

If there's no Cunnington, instead Mo and Billy up front, we will win 3-1.

Leading 2-0 at half-time. Early days, (and Lyle instead of Billy) but perhaps I'm on to something?!

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Well done Andy…. With this attack minded line up promotion is a distinct possibility…. Verdi… Mo …Coker and PK will give defences nightmares… Mo’s set up for the second goal was real class…. Awesu goes unnoticed but never stopped running… for the first time for years I’m actually excited by this team… No high balls but good link up play which didn’t always come off but when it did looked good… Kingstonian looked useful but spoiled it with their non stop falling over…A great all round performance… 

NATIONAL LEAGUE SOUTH HERE WE COME 😀

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At last it sounds as if what we have been saying for weeks has borne fruit.  A side which was set up to attack.

I do hope that this becomes the norm and not a one off. Because it is the best way to go forward. " He who dares wins" etc. 

I still couldn't make it again tonight but hope to be fit enough to be at the Worthing game on the 16th. Until then I look forward to hearing about the next two games. It will be great to get another 2 wins, although win/draw would still be acceptable. 

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7 hours ago, behind-the-goal said:

Oh! And a certain striker didn't start! 😁

yes shame billy never got some game time

any one notice how the game went south as so as golden balls came on ???

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14 hours ago, Raingod said:

I'm going 2-1 tonight - with the Ultras a key part with their support!

yes the Ultras played there part with the support and so did ALL town supporters

WE ALL DID lets not do the them and us bit

 

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Thoughts on the game last night.

 

Tactics seemed to be better than usual....getting the ball down and less long balls.

Ryan Kirwan I think was strong all game.........strong in the tackle and also solid distribution

Game could have been very different but for some good saves in both halves by Nathan and some last ditch defending

We looked much better in possession.   Lyle always offers a great outlet and never seems lost with the ball at his feet.

Scott, Maja and PK had their best game together I think with their link up play and also nullifying a table topping midfield.

Defensively Nathan and Jerry looked steady overall although the latter did have a couple of nervy moments.

Mo's work for the 2nd goal was a thing of beauty.....he can move the ball so well when he wants to......although Lyle probably deserved to score when Mo held on too long when we countered 2nd half.

PK worked tirelessly all night and fully deserved his goal......still not sure what his yellow card was for in added time.

 

Finally Lee Chappell.....not sure I've seen him have a bad game yet.   Aerially strong, decent in the tackle and also quite composed.   Don't mind the long throws at all when it leads to bedlam in the box although I also think his throws could be a proper tactic when put into awkward areas where we can gain possession.

Really pleasing performance, good tactics, now let's build on it.

 

ps know the referee usually gets a bashing but think he got more right than wrong last night and also got the major decisions right.....especially the AR spotting handball goal 2nd half which I think the ref could have been better positioned to see it.

I have been critical of Andy's tactics in the past......however it would also be good to note I am not either AL in or out..........if we perform like last night more regularly and not just against 1st in the table then it's not even a discussion.

 

 

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I tend to agree DJW, like you, I have been very critical of AL's tactics. But, as I have said before, I do hope he sticks to  an attacking approach and not go back to the long ball straight away. 

I appreciate that when playing away one has to be cautious until you get used to your playing conditions of the away pitch. But playing 3 up front from the start is a good move. Because it makes the opposition think twice about go on the attack from the start. Because they have to hold at least 4 defenders within their own half. One can always adjust if circumstances require it later in the game.

It has always been said that an average of two points a game should be enough get to the top or very near top at the end of the season.   

We will have to wait and see what transpires in the coming games.   

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(OT - I really don't understand your comment to me about them and us - ?? )

 

As for the game, agree with all your comments DJF - it was a very strong performance across the board .. a fast paced front 3 interchanged really well, and great to see Lyle back - he did get a slight kick moments before being subbed - hope its nothing serious ..

4 wins from 4 at home, no goals conceded .. and on paper next 2 games we should be clear faves too ..

I thought Kirwan was very strong at the back - his best game in a Town shirt, felt we really battled .. apart from a brief spell from them they never really dominated us or put us under a lot of pressure .. although Nathan did make a couple of fantastic saves ... 

I brought 2 people to the game - who had last seen the spurs debacle - and were really impressed with our side!

Shame to hear Josh is out long term - get well soon!

We do now have a strong squad with a bench that can make a real impact in games ...

Despite being very cold, a great night's entertainment - look forward to seeing the highlights when they are up!

 

 

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