Ware 1 Enfield Town 0
By Martin Bentley
A hastily arranged Tuesday night friendly at Step 4 Ware resulted in a 1-0 defeat for Town but game time for squad members was far more important than the result.
Town were able to give valuable minutes to players not currently in the starting eleven for league matches, as well as those returning from injury.
With the team being topped up by triallists and players from the Level 7 Academy, Town were still able to offer a team of a decent strength.
Ware were also in need of game time following a string of recent postponements, and fielded arguably a stronger starting eleven than Town.
For what it’s worth, Liam Dulson’s close range finish on 26 minutes gave the home side victory.
For Town, Anthony Wordsworth was outstanding in midfield, and Jonathan Muleba marked his return to the fold with some characteristic high-speed gallops down the right wing.
The home side grew stronger following the obligatory procession of second-half substitutes, and Adi Connolly was required to make a number of smart saves to keep Town in the game.
Town line-up: Connolly, Muleba, Triallist, Wordsworth, Braithwaite, Okotcha, Taaffe, Dayton, Cass, Jordan, Della Verde.
Subs: Tom Payne, Samual Thomas, Asamoah, Fraser, Triallist