Preview: Walthamstow vs Enfield

Walthamstow are back at home as they welcome Enfield to Wadham Lodge with Max Mitchell looking to continue his unbeaten run as manager of Stow.

Walthamstow currently sit in 3rd having played 24 games this season. Their record stands as won 19, drew 3 and lost 2 whilst scoring 70 and conceding 14. Sitting at only 3 points behind league-leaders Saffron Walden, Walthamstow have three games in hand over the Bloods.

The Stags have enjoyed a good season so far and away from the top six, they have beaten all the teams below 6th-place. Wins have come against Redbridge, Cockfosters, Hoddesdon (twice), West Essex, Woodford Town, Clapton (twice), Ilford, Sporting Bengal United, Tower Hamlets (twice), Southend Manor (twice), St Margaretsbury, Enfield and Sawbridgeworth Town whilst also drawing with Ilford at Cricklefields.

Enfield have not had the best of seasons and find themselves towards the bottom of the table after 24 games. Their record stands at won 5, drew 5 and lost 14 whilst scoring 31 and conceding 65. Although they sit 18th, they have a 12 gap over Sawbridgeworth Town with 3 games in had over the bottom side.

Wins have been rare for Enfield having only beaten Stansted, Woodford Town, Southend Manor and Sawbridgeworth Town (twice) whilst they have drawn against Hoddesdon Town, Clapton, Sporting Bengal United, Tower Hamlets and St Margaretsbury and have lost against Takeley, Saffron Walden Town, Walthamstow, Hashtag United, Hadley (twice), Redbridge (twice), Cockfosters, Hoddesdon Town, West Essex, Ilford, Sporting Bengal United and Tower Hamlets.

The last time these teams met was in October with Walthamstow walking away with a 7-1 with goals from Dwade James, Callum Ibe, Danny McCullock and Ollie Fortune. Dwade James has given Stow a 2-0 lead in two minutes before completing his hattrick in the 90th minute whilst Ibe and McCullock had helped put the Stags 4-0 ahead before Michael Salako had given Enfield a little bit of hope before half-time. Just before James had completed his hattrick, Ollie Fortune came on as a substitute and blasted two goals into the back of the net for one of Stow’s comfortable wins.

This should be a cracking game.