Enfield recorded back-to-back league victories as they swept aside Sawbridgeworth 5-1. The home side took a surprise early lead as Teddy Hall slotted home. However, within the space of four second half minutes, the E’s turned the game on its head. Louie Johnson equalised before a brace from Dwade James put the away side 3-1 in front.
After the restart, Enfield added to what was already a comfortably advantage. Johnson scored his second of the match before captain Reece Conway got himself on the scoresheet to cap off a perfect night for the E’s.
With just four minutes gone at Crofters, Sawbridgeworth broke the deadlock much to the surprise of the opposition. The ball was played into the path of Hall as he rounded James Bransgrove before finding the back of the net. A perfect start for the Robins.
Meanwhile, up the other end, the away side looked to get level and came close to doing so. Johnson crossed the ball into the path of Conway, who headed wide of the target. However, aside from the early goal, neither side had been able to threaten as such in attack.
Midway through the half, the E’s began to be more of a threat in front of goal. Vinny Murphy played the ball out wide to Olly Miles, who crossed into the middle, but no one could latch onto it. Six minutes later, the ball was thrown into the area as Luke Wilson’s effort was blocked from close range.
However, in the 40th minute of the game, Enfield found themselves level. Miles headed the ball towards James, whose cross reached Johnson at the backpost with the winger slotting home from close range. His first goal of the season to make it 1-1.
Just moments later, it got even better for the E’s as they turned the match on its head. The loose ball was latched onto by the goalscorer Johnson as he squared it to James, who tapped into an empty net. Shortly after, it was three as James slotted into the bottom corner for 3-1.
The four-minute flurry of goals meant Enfield were 3-1 ahead at the break. After what was a poor start from the E’s having conceded early on, a goal from Johnson and a James meant the visitors were on course for the win.
Two minutes after the restart, the home side came very close to pulling a goal back. The free kick was delivered in by the Robins as Jay Nash saw his header hit the post. Meanwhile, James almost made it a hat-trick for Enfield after Alex Warman played a brilliant ball through to the forward. but his dinked attempt was over.
In the 58th minute of the game though, the E’s made it 4-1. Johnson did brilliantly to cut in on the near side before curling in a superb strike past the goalkeeper. A fantastic finish from the Enfield number 11 to score his second of the night.
Three minutes later, the away side continued their goalscoring rout as they made it 5-1. Miles played the ball into the path of the captain Conway as he slotted home on his left foot to bag his third of the season.
Despite comfortably leading 5-1, the E’s continued their search for more goals and on 67 minutes came close to doing so. Bransgrove’s clearance was headed on by James towards Conway, but his attempt was blocked by goalkeeper Tom Canfield.
With nine minutes to go, Miles came close to scoring in back-to-back games as his close-range attempt cannoned off the post. Nonetheless, Enfield prevailed with all three-points, and a comprehensive 5-1 win to move them up to 9th in the table while Sawbridgeworth remain rooted to the bottom.