Hanwell Town FC v Enfield Town Match Report
By Danny Fairley
Enfield’s Mo Faal scored a brace to send the Towners into the third round of the FA Trophy on Saturday, beating Hanwell Town FC at the Powerday Stadium. The extremely windy and cold conditions might have affected the class of the match consequentially having very little quality throughout.
Hanwell started the game brightly causing a threat going forward although it was Enfield’s Mo Faal who tucked the ball in the back of the net after just two minutes, only for it be ruled out for a very close offside call.
It didn’t take long for Hanwell to respond as they got two chances to get themselves ahead. Right wingback Dan Carr striked a well hit ball towards goal, bringing out a fantastic save from Nathan McDonald, with Ogo Obi squandering the rebound by hitting the bar from five yards out.
Hanwell continued to pile the pressure on as Enfield’s Jerry Gyebii under hit a pass across the backline allowing Tom Siemienczuk the risk to bare down on goal however, McDonald came out to claim the ball before Tom got the chance to execute his shot.
Mo scored his second offside goal of the afternoon as he found himself isolated in an offside position before scoring.
Enfield continued to keep the ball which finally lead to Faal timing his run to perfection, latching on to Lyle Della-Verde’s long ball. Faal slotted the ball in the bottom corner making it 1-0 to Enfield at the break.
The game continued to create very little sparks of magic as rushed and failed opportunities in the final third continued to fizzle out, especially on Hanwells part. The longer the game went on the longer Enfield managed to showcase their professionalism as they began to control every aspect of the game.
Faal claimed his second on the 80-minute mark as substitute Adam Cunnington’s ball allowed Faal the chance to finish the game off. Hanwell’s keeper did look to pull off a top save yet, fumbled the ball meaning it rolled over the line formulating the final score of the game 2-0 to Enfield Town.
Enfield Manager Andy Leese:
“It was a fantastic performance against a good Hanwell side conditions were difficult but we navigated them well and I felt we largely controlled the game and restricted them to few chances.”
“Mo showed his match-winning qualities again, scoring at good times for us to get ourselves in the next round. We had great travelling support again where thermals were the order of the day. We could hear the singing from inside the dressing room.”
Hanwell Player Tom Siemienczuk:
“Frustrated created a lot of chances in the first half should of probably put them away and been two or three up.”
“They nicked one and it was just a bit flat second half but should of put our chances away first half and it would have been a completely different game.”
Hanwell Town: Sobte (4), Carr (6), Pruti (4), Duffy (5), Duncan (4), Jonas (5), Nicholas (5), Rush (4), Obi (5), Siemienczuk (5), Hutchinson (4).
Subs: Haile (n/a), Robinson (n/a).
Unused Subs: Bangura, O’Brien, T.Singh.
Enfield Town: McDonald (7), Chappell (6), Kirwan (6), Maja (6), Joseph (7), Gyebi (7), Kiangebeni (6), Youngs (6), Coker (6), Faal (9), Della-Verde (8).
Subs: Cunnington (7), Smith (5), Cooke (n/a).
Unused Subs: Bray, Connolly, Cumberbatch, Taaffe.
Location: The Powerday Stadium, Perivale