E’s see off Clapton to pick up third straight victory

Enfield capped off an excellent week in style with a 4-1 win at home to Clapton. Dwade James gave the home side an early lead before Solomon Ofori doubled Enfield’s advantage. Meanwhile, in the second half, a Louie Johnson penalty followed by a goal from substitute Alex Warman completed the scoring. Jermaine Baptiste pulled one back for Clapton, but the damage was already done by the E’s.

With just two minutes gone, Enfield made the perfect start and broke the deadlock. Alfie Mason’s lofted pass bounced kindly into the path of James, who kept his composure and found the back of the net. The forward nearly grabbed a second not long later after dispossessing Simon Omope before his shot was kept out by Alex Reed.

However, not long later, the home side added a second thanks to Solomon Ofori. A superb through ball from Louie Johnson was played into the path of the new signing before slotting home past the goalkeeper. The E’s continued to dominate in the first half and nearly made it 3-0. James fed the ball through to Ofori, who rounded Reed before turning and being denied by the Tons ‘keeper.

Shortly before the break, Johnson’s corner fell to Jack Grosvenor at the near post, but the defender’s attempt was put wide of the target. Three minutes into the second half and Enfield were awarded a penalty after Ofori was brought down in the area. Johnson stepped up from 12 yards and scored into the roof of the net.

The E’s threatened once more this time through Ofori, who latched onto James’ flick before rounding the goalkeeper and firing over. However, with 15 minutes to go, Enfield added to their advantage. Mason made a darting run into the penalty area before setting up substitute Alex Warman to strike home.

Meanwhile, up the other end, Clapton threatened in front of goal for the first time, but Jermaine Baptiste could only place his effort wide before minutes later, Jarvis Monk made an excellent save from Baptiste to keep the score at 4-0. Meanwhile, the home side almost scored a fifth, but Ofori’s effort came back off the post.

However, Clapton pulled one back in the closing stages through substitute Baptiste as he rolled the ball home past Monk. It proved to have very little effect on the outcome though as the E’s ran out 4-1 winners to move five points clear at the top of the table.