There’s hardly a chance for us to take a breath and enjoy the sweet taste of Saturday’s victory before we have to try to do it all again against Enfield Town. Saturday’s three points saw us gain ground on the six teams immediately above us, and whilst it was a small dent in the deficit, it would be enough to raise a Roger Moore-style eyebrow for some of our rivals. Phil Appiah’s superb first half strike was enough to take all three points and Darren Freeman will hope that Christmas comes early with another haul against fellow fan-owned Enfield Town.
We last met almost nine months ago, on a chilly March night when goals from Jack Rowe-Hurst and Emmett O’Connor gave the Rooks a vital win in their fight against relegation. It was a rare win against Enfield Town since we renewed our rivalry in the Ryman Premier League. The current record looks like:-
P 6 W 2 D 0 L 4 GF 8 GA 11
The good news is that the injury to George Landais wasn’t as bad as it first seemed and he could be in contention for a starting spot, as too could Lee Carey and Alex Laing. James Hammod is still unavailable due to suspension kept, serving the second of his three games. Ben El-Mhanni missed out on Saturday due to a groin strain that could also keep him out of this one.
Enfield come to East Sussex in mid-table having got over the poor start to the season that saw them in the bottom four at the end of September. They’ve won their last three outings, including Saturday’s 2-1 versus Canvey Island thanks to a brace from Tyler Campbell. Goals were the issue at the start of the season as The Towners only scored in two of their opening nine league games. Since then they’ve only failed to score on two occasions in the league with Corey Whitely and Bobby Devyne sharing 18 goals between them. They have lost six out of their nine games on the road this season, scoring just six times in the process.
Kick off is 7:45pm on Tuesday night with admission £11 for Adults, £6 for Concessions and Kids go Free thanks to Specsavers.