Enfield thrash Manor to record biggest win of the season

Enfield continued their great start to the campaign with an impressive 8-0 victory at home to Southend Manor.Goals from Grosvenor, Johnson, Odukoya, Cockman,Kehinde, Adeniji and James helped the E’s to their fifth league win from six to move themselves up to 4th in the table.

Jamie Cureton’s men dominated the early stages and almost took the lead on nine minutes. Kieran Bishop crossed towards Ayo Odukoya at the backpost before seeing his effort cleared off the line. The rebound fell to Reece Conway but the captain could only hit the post.

Enfield continued their great start and came close again. Alfie Mason’s cross fell into the path of Gavin Cockman, who headed over. Shortly after, Samrai Gebrai tried his luck from the edge of the area, but Harry McKie was there to make anexcellent save.

However, the opening goal of the game came on 19 minutes.A delightful delivery from Cockman fell kindly to Jack Grosvenor, who headed home. It got even better for Enfield aseight minutes later, Louie Johnson found space on the edge of the box before firing home into the top corner to make it 2-0.

Odukoya almost scored a third after finding space inside the penalty area, but his shot was kept out by McKie. However,Odukoya wasn’t to be denied again. Grosvenor’s cross was headed into the middle by Cockman towards Gebrai, who was denied by the goalkeeper, though Odukoya was there to prod home the rebound.

On the stroke of half-time, the home side were unlucky not to have added to their advantage. Grosvenor played a superb ball through to Cockman, whose effort crashed back off the crossbar. However, just minutes into the second half, Cockman finally got himself on the scoresheet after latching onto Odukoya’s cross to tap in from close range.

Despite holding a comfortable lead, Enfield weren’t done just yet and continued to add to their advantage. Alex Warman’s corner fell to Grosvenor, whose header deflected into the back of the net for his second of the match. The E’s defender almost made it a hat-trick on 69 minutes but could only fire over the bar.

With 17 minutes to go, the E’s added a sixth goal with Ibrahim Kehinde scoring his first of the season. Dwade James played through the substitute, who rolled the ball home from 12 yards. Not long later, Jeffrey Cobblah nearly made it seven, but his powerful strike was saved by the goalkeeper.

However, Enfield didn’t take long to add another. Cobblah’s cross came to Johnson, who was denied by McKie but Usman Adeniji was there to tap home. The E’s completed the scoring in the closing stages after Kehinde picked out James, who rounded the goalkeeper to slot home, bringing an end to a very convincing performance from Enfield.