LOWFC PREVIEW: Enfield Town (A)

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Orient go into the game sitting third in South East Division One with 28 points having won eight, drawn four and lost six of their 18 league games.

Chris Brayford’s side have taken seven points from the previous nine, their latest success was a 3-1 victory away at AFC Wimbledon Ladies on Wednesday evening.

Katie Stanley gave the hosts a 1-0 lead going into half-time. However, second half goals from Hannah Porter, Lisa Holmback and Lisa Fulgence secured all three points for the O’s.

This unbeaten streak has seen Orient progress to both the Capital and Isthmian Cup finals; they overcame Enfield Town by a single goal in the semi-finals of the latter on February 27th.

The teams are re-united this weekend for the re-arranged league fixture that was postponed last Sunday due to a waterlogged pitch. 

Our Opponents

Enfield occupy fifth place in the division having collected 26 points from 16 matches with seven wins, five draws and four defeats.

Last time out, they travelled to Stevenage Ladies looking to extend their unbeaten run in the league to six matches.

They succeeded as Katherine Long’s goal secured a 1-0 victory which saw them climb above Orient, who have since leap-frogged Enfield having played two games more.

Key Players

Orient defender Hannah Porter impressed during the win over AFC Wimbledon, netting the equaliser with a looping header just three minutes into the second half. Porter is a calm and collected figure at the heart of defence, reading the game extremely well and providing reassurance to those around her.

As for Enfield, Eliza Diaz scored in two consecutive games during February. She netted during the 2-2 draw with Billericay Town Ladies, after helping her side to a 3-1 victory over Ipswich Town Ladies one week earlier. Diaz and her team mates will be keen to make amends for their cup defeat to Orient and re-claim their place in the top four.

A Look at the Stats

  • Orient are the only team to have beaten Enfield in their seven matches in 2019.
  • The O’s have scored in each of their last six games.
  • They have one clean sheet from the past eight matches; this came against Enfield.
  • Enfield are unbeaten in league competition in 2019 (W2 D4)
  • Town have scored in four of those six matches.
  • They have kept three clean sheets since the turn of the year.

Previous Encounters

Orient travelled to Enfield on Wednesday 27th February for the Isthmian Cup semi-final where they emerged 1-0 victors on the night.

After a hard-fought contest, Sophie Le Marchand’s backward header from Hayley Barton’s pin-point free-kick booked the O’s place in the final on 17th April.

Coming to the Game?

If you are making the trip to North London, the match takes place this Sunday 17th March at the QE Stadium, Donkey Lane, Off Carterhatch Lane, Enfield, EN1 3PL with kick-off at 14.00.