Wealdstone bounce back with Enfield Town win

The Stones were too strong for Enfield Town: Steve Foster/Wealdstone FC

The Stones were too strong for Enfield Town: Steve Foster/Wealdstone FC

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Wealdstone bounced back from their defeat to Lowestoft Town with a comprehensive 4-0 home win over Enfield Town.

The Stones produced a dominant display which sent them into the festive period in third place just five points off Ryman Premier leaders Margate.

Wealdstone boss Gordon Bartlett said: “This was a fabulous response to last week. We needed the passion and the hunger back after the Lowestoft disappointment and we got it.

“We had a great start and were quickly firing on all cylinders but we didn’t score and the early period was very open but we went in 2-0 up and that third goal was massively important.

“We looked professional and very solid in the second half and thoroughly deserved the win.”

Enfield had their opportunities in the first half but they failed to capitalise on them and were ruthlessly punished by Bartlett’s side.

Wealdstone took the lead when Tom Pett slipped the ball through to Richard Jolly and the striker found the net.

It was 2-0 just two minutes later after Alex Dyer’s cross was headed in at the far post by the unmarked Wes Parker.

The game was effectively killed off at the start of the second half when Enfield conceded a third goal. Striker Chris Moore celebrated his home debut by sweeping in a cross from Lee Chappell.

Man-of-the-match Moore capped an excellent afternoon by heading in the fourth two minutes from time.

Enfield boss Steve Newing said: “Wealdstone have got progressively stronger over the years. They’re a club with their own ground and a good fanbase. Their goal is to win the league and they have a very good chance of doing so.”

The Stones host Lewes this weekend before travelling to rivals Harrow Borough for their derby clash on Boxing Day.

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