The Non-League Football Paper - - BOSTIK LEAGUE - By Ken Bra­zier

EN­FIELD took ad­van­tage of the best pos­si­ble start to edge out Mar­gate.

They took the lead in the first minute, Mickey Par­cell em­phat­i­cally con­vert­ing Aaron Greene’s deep cross.

Par­cell and the lively Mon­tell Moore both tested Gate keeper Pa­trick Lee.

Sam Youngs had the ball in the Mar­gate net af­ter 34 min­utes, but he was off­side from Moore's pass.

The vis­i­tors’ Fran­nie Collin and Lee Prescott had chances be­fore Town's Si­mon Thomas was inches from a low Greene cross.

And an­other Greene ef­fort was some­how de­flected be­hind by Ben Swift.

Gate equalised af­ter 51 min­utes when David Martin’s shot was de­flected past Town keeper Joe Wright by Darren Purse.

Town de­servedly re­took the lead af­ter 63 min­utes when Youngs’ free-kick was joy­ously headed home by Tay­lor McKen­zie.

Lee had to come off his line to thwart Thomas, who was through on goal.

But the fi­nal glar­ing miss of the game came at the death when Gate's un­marked Harry Stan­nard headed Martin's cross wide.

STAR MAN: Mickey Par­cell (En­field Town) EN­TER­TAIN­MENT:

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