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Enfield Town preview

Wingate & Finchley host rivals Enfield Town in the Ryman Premier League on Tuesday night, hoping to overturn a 2-0 loss in the reverse fixture in September. That evening, the Towners took advantage of a lacklustre Wingate side and took the bragging rights but the Blues will be out for revenge. With both clubs also drawn against each other in the League Cup Quarter Final to be played next week, Tuesdays important game will be an opportunity for both managers to assess their opponents style. Wingate come into the game off the back of a disappointing 3-1 defeat at home to Met Police, in which a consolation Marc Weatherstone goal was all the Blues had to show for a sorry performance on Boxing Day. Wingate will be looking to striker Billy Healey to find the net again; he has nine League goals this campaign and has been a constant thorn in opposition defences since joining the Blues in the summer. Wingate will also be looking for Rob Laney, Lee Barney, Karl Oliyide, Alfie Bartram and Tommy Tejan-Sie to find the net, the Blues have shared plenty of goals amongst them this season and should they score once on Tuesday night, theyll have totalled 40 League goals in 2015/16. Wingate find themselves five points ahead of their rivals at the minute and an eight point gap after Tuesdays game would bring much confidence to the Blues ahead of a difficult set of January fixtures. Opposition, Enfield Town, come into the game off the back of a busy December schedule, and will have played nine games in the space of 26 days upon the full time whistle at the Abrahams Stadium on Tuesday, a schedule that can test the depth and resilience of any squad in the country. Despite the jam packed month, the Towners have won six out of eight games, losing only to Hampton & Richmond Borough and East Thurrock United. The latter result, coming on Boxing Day too, was a bitter disappointment for the Towners and brought about the end of a five match winning streak. Wingate will have to be wary of Corey Whitely, Harry Ottaway and Bobby Devyne, who have 26 goals between them so far this campaign, the latter also scored in the reverse fixture earlier in the season. Both sides will be desperate to recover from Saturdays unexpected defeats on Tuesday night and, with the exciting prospect of the quarter final looming, will be looking to ensure that they can hold the bragging rights until the big game on January 5th. By Nikhil Saglani

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