Town Out To Sting Hornets

After a below-par performance against Folkestone, Enfield Town aim to bounce back quickly when we visit Horsham tomorrow night, kick-off 7.45.

The match marks the first of four remaining January fixtures that include league leaders Hornchurch and play-off chasing Billericay, a challenging period but an ideal opportunity to put down a marker that we are very much still in the mix.

Mid-table Horsham’s exploits in the FA Cup and FA Trophy mean they have games in hand on every other side except Concord Rangers. On Saturday they were knocked out of the Trophy by Peterborough Sports.

In the league they have won only one of their last five games but crucially two of those were against the top two, against whom they gained creditable draws.

Our record on artificial pitches is not ideal but after two defeats in three games, we need a decent performance to restore confidence and prove our mettle on what is likely to be a freezing cold night.

“If we were absolutely firing and churning out results, you might look at the fact that Horsham have played a lot of games as being a bonus for us,” said Gavin Macpherson.

“But at the moment I’m doing some real soul-searching to work out how I drag this team out of where they are.  I was bitterly disappointed on Saturday with what we did as a collective group and that includes me and the rest of the management team.”

“There will be bumps in the road all the way, we know that, but we’ve now got to find some points in some very tough games to keep us in there.”

Andrew Warshaw