The good news is that our recent form has given everyone at the club a new spring in our step. The current form table at least makes good reading for The Rooks as they sit in 7th place with 11 points from our last six games. Unfortunately we still sit bottom of the league that is important but all that could change tomorrow when we head off to see our good friends at Enfield Town.
The hosts have had a mixed season, summed up by their results since the start of December which has seen them win eight (including five on the spin in December) and lose five. They have won their last four games at home and 62% overall this season. They’ve averaged nearly two goals per home game, conceding less than one. Our away record isn’t great – in fact it is the second worst in the league with just one win on the road, although we did pick up a point on our last away day at Wingate & Finchley. Bobby Devyne has proved their biggest goal threat this season although Hary Ottaway is always a handful for defences. In their last game a week ago they eased past Leatherhead, winning 3-0 with first-half goals from Devyne (2) and Corey Whitley with a spectacular strike.
We last met Enfield Town just before Christmas where two late Ottaway goals gave them all of the points in a ridiculously windy encounter at The Pan, spoiling our upturn in results. Our recent record against them now reads:-
P 7 W 2 D 0 L 5 GF 8 GA 13
Darren will look to build on the last few week’s performances and will travel to North London will an almost full squad. It is hoped that Lloyd Cotton will be available again after missing the game on Wednesday, although George Landais and Jimmy Muitt are definitely not fit to take part.
Kick off at The Queen Elizabeth II Stadium is 3pm and don’t forget your Owners cards as there is a free pint on offer thanks to the generosity of our hosts.