Preview: Walthamstow vs Enfield

Walthamstow welcome Enfield to Wadham Lodge on Tuesday as they look to continue their rise up the table. This will be Stow’s third home game since the restart following their games with Sporting Bengal United and Redbridge.

The Stags sit in 4th after 11-games, having won 8 and lost 3. The season began with a 3-1 win over Sporting Bengal United before the first two homes games for Walthamstow ended in defeat against Stansted and Southend Manor. They returned to winning ways against West Essex on the road before beating both Hashtag United and Woodford Town at the Lodge. The Third defeat of the season came at Lowfield against Hoddesdon Town before winning the last four games; beating Sawbridgeworth Town, Saffron Walden Town, Sporting Bengal United and Redbridge.

Last season, Walthamstow were one of the favourites for the title. They went to battle with the Bloods and Hashtag United for the title, finding themselves 3rd when the season was brought to an end. Stow sat in 3rd with 63 points, 2 behind the Tags and 3 behind league-leaders Walden. After 26-games, they had won 20, drew 3 and lost 3 whilst scoring 73 and conceding 17.

Enfield sit in 10th after 13-games, having won 4, drew 2 and lost 7. The E’s season begun with a goalless draw against St Margaretsbury before they failed to win four games on the spin; losing to Cockfosters, Stansted, Hoddesdon Town and Redbridge. The poor run was put behind as they beat Sawbridgeworth Town 4-0 before picking up a huge draw against Saffron Walden Town. Their last 6-games have seen them win-lose in a continual pattern with their last game coming against Hoddesdon Town with a 1-0 win.

Last season, Enfield found themselves at the wrong end of the table, sitting 16th after 26-games. There was never a threat of them going down as they had a record of won 6, drew 6 and lost 14 but the misfortune of Sawbridgeworth Town meant they were in a more comfortable position than their position suggested. Despite this, they had a poor defensive record as they scored 36 but conceding 66.

The clubs played one game last season as Walthamstow beat Enfield 7-1 on the road with Dwade James scoring a hattrick with two-goals coming in the first 2-minutes before he wrapped up the win with a goal in the 90-minute. It will be a tough game for both sides with a win taking Stow 3rd while the E’s could rise to 8th in the table.