Match report: Enfield Town v Lewes

Enfield Town FC 2-1 Lewes

Saturday 13 February 2016
Ryman League Premier Division

enfield v lewes 13feb16(1)by Ken Brazier

Town secured all three points in a game that they dominated for long periods, but they were ultimately grateful for the sound of the final whistle against a spirited and determined Lewes outfit.

On a cold and damp day, the home sided roared into the attack and netted an early goal. After two minutes, Tyler Campbell weaved his way through centrally and played in Corey Whitely, who flicked the ball past goalkeeper Chris Winterton with the outside of his right foot for the game’s opener.

It looked for a while as though Town would add to their lead, but Harry Ottaway’s first touch when well placed was heavy and Winterton grabbed the ball, and then the Town striker’s curled effort from Claudiu Vilcu’s headed knock-down was also kept out by the busy keeper. In between, Alex Laing miskicked after finding himself in a promising position for the visitors.

In the 27th minute Winterton saved again, this time with his legs, from the effervescent Campbell and he then gathered a high ball under challenge from Ottaway. Town finished the first half in the ascendancy as Devyne narrowly failed to get onto the end of Whitely’s pass and Winterton then dealt with an aerial free-kick from Bradley Quinton.

Half-time: Enfield Town 1 Lewes 0

In the second period, the Rooks came back into the game well, and Town were forced onto the back foot for spells. After Nathan Livings had had a shot saved for Town, Ronnie Conlon was off-target for the visitors at the opposite end.

Lewes substitute Trevor McCreadie fired high and wide, and then Bobby Devyne ran through and elected to shoot, off target, when he might have passed either left or right to supporting colleagues in another home attack. Lewes were clearly growing in confidence as the half wore on, and, after Town’s increasingly deep defending had somehow kept out Jonte Smith, a few minutes later Ryan Doyle handled a cross from Alex Laing on the Lewes left and Smith made no mistake from the penalty spot.

In the 27th minute Winterton saved again, this time with his legs, from the effervescent Campbell and he then gathered a high ball under challenge from Ottaway. Town finished the first half in the ascendancy as Devyne narrowly failed to get onto the end of Whitely’s pass and Winterton then dealt with an aerial free-kick from Bradley Quinton.

Half-time: Enfield Town 1 Lewes 0

In the second period, the Rooks came back into the game well, and Town were forced onto the back foot for spells. After Nathan Livings had had a shot saved for Town, Ronnie Conlon was off-target for the visitors at the opposite end.

Lewes substitute Trevor McCreadie fired high and wide, and then Bobby Devyne ran through and elected to shoot, off target, when he might have passed either left or right to supporting colleagues in another home attack. Lewes were clearly growing in confidence as the half wore on, and, after Town’s increasingly deep defending had somehow kept out Jonte Smith, a few minutes later Ryan Doyle handled a cross from Alex Laing on the Lewes left and Smith made no mistake from the penalty spot.

Attn: 348

Watch Enfield Town match highlights on ETFCTV here

Photos courtesy: Tom Scott (full match photos here)
Read more here: http://www.enfieldtownfootballclub.co.uk/teams/65370/match-centre/1-1607534

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