Town Prevail in Useful Workout

Ware 1 Enfield Town 2

An experimental Enfield Town team ran out 2-1 winners in an enjoyable friendly at Wodson Park, with a number of academy players and triallists taking the opportunity to impress alongside members of the first-team squad.

With no competitive game scheduled until Cheshunt on Boxing Day, Gavin Macpherson gave vital game time to Josh Okotcha who skippered the side, Leo Donnellan, Obi Onyeagwara, Lewis Taaffe, Gucci Soulya-Osekanongo and Jonathan Hippolyte.

Both teams employed two wide players, which made for an entertaining and open encounter.

 Town enjoyed the better of the first half, and turned round two goals to the good courtesy of Lewis Taaffe’s well directed freekick, and a first Town goal for Gucci Soulya-Osekanongo follwing Obi Onyreagwara’s jet-propelled gallop down the right wing and low centre.

The best effort from Step 4 Ware thumped against the post midway through the half but Town were good value for their lead.

 The second half saw the customary fleet of substitutes being introduced, but the flow of the game was not affected.

The lively Onyeagwara had Town’s best chance of the half with another solo gallop ending in a decent save from the home keeper. The hosts pulled a goal back from a corner early in the half but Town’s youthful and blown-together defence succeeded in repelling all further efforts.

 A night on which several trialists and academy boys  could be proud of their efforts whilst some of the first-team squad who hadn’t had much action were given a chance to improve fitness levels.

Martin Bentley