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Town 2 St Panteleimon 3 (friendly)

In tough 30 degree-plus temperatures, Enfield started this pre-season friendly the stronger and, on 11 minutes, Charles Brown cut in from the right and netted with a low left footed drive between goalkeeper Donald Manaj’s and his near post.

Saints grew stronger as game progressed, and they deservedly equalised on 32 minutes with a fine volley from Hamza Semakula.

Half time: Enfield Town 1 St Panteleimon 1

Town rang the changes after the break with a raft of trialists.  In the 54th minute, a poor back pass gave Demetrius Anastasiou the chance to net with a 1-1 with the goalkeeper and he duly slid the ball in at the far post.

Town reacted positively when an excellent diagonal ball was played over the Saints defence and a trialist controlled and shot home from 18 yards for a well-taken equaliser.

The game looked to be drifting towards a draw in the heat, but Saints continued to look the more dangerous of the two sides, and thet duly wrapped up a win when Bilal Aalouache found space inside the penalty area to beat Town’s trialist keeper.

The second half was purely an exercise to look at a number of trialists against a hard-working Saints team and, overall, despite the scoreline it was a good workout in the heat for the first on a number of scheduled friendlies throughout August.

Town (first half): Nathan McDonald, Sam Hatton, A Trilaist, A Trialist, Josh Urquhart, Ryan Blackman, Lewis Taaffe, Sam Youngs, A Trialist, A Trialist, Charles Brown.

In the second half, eight additional trialists appeared, plus Junior Mubiayi, and Josh Urquhart stayed on. Two further trialist substitutions were made around the hour mark.

Details

Date Time Season
08/08/2020 2:00 pm 2020-21

Ground

Queen Elizabeth II Statium
Queen Elizabeth II Stadium, Donkey Lane, Enfield EN1 3PL

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Enfield Town112
St. Panteleimon FC123
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