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Steve Newing was frustrated that Enfield Town couldn't take on Cray Wanderers
11:05am Tuesday 22nd January 2013 in Sport
Unsurprisingly, Enfield Town’s weekend match against Cray Wanderers was postponed due to the weather and Towners boss Steve Newing admitted he was "frustrated" the game couldn’t be played.
Enfield halted a six game losing run in the Ryman Premier Division with a narrow win over Hastings United and Newing was hopeful his side could build on the victory as the visited Cray Wanderers on Saturday.
However, the freezing temperatures, coupled with the heavy snow on Friday, meant the match was postponed.
Newing expected the contest to be called off but was disappointed his side couldn’t take advantage of Wanderers recent poor form.
He said: "It was a bit frustrating because Cray Wanderers are struggling a bit and have won just one of their last 11 matches.
"So it would have been an ideal time to play them but I thought quite early in the week that the game wasn’t going to go ahead.
"Due to the freezing temperature and then the snow on Friday it was always likely that the match was going to be called off.
"But we are ok in terms of games played. Some teams have two or three matches that they still need to play."
He added: "When you have won a game and ended a run of defeats like we have, then you want to play the next game as soon as possible to build some momentum.
"So it is a frustrating that we couldn’t play the match and build on our good performance but hopefully we can do that when we play our next match."
There was some action for Enfield though as they organised an indoor match against Potters Bar.
In an even contest, Bar went ahead through Danny Johnson and added a second shortly after the interval as Josh Hutchinson found the net.
However, Newing’s men battled back in the second period and a Liam Hope penalty and a header from Neil Johnston ensured that the points were shared.
The Towners boss said: "It was a good game and we were able to give some players some match time. Around 16 players were given a run out so that’s good.
"It is obviously very difficult in the conditions to play a match so it was good that we could get some match action." Weather permitting; Enfield will be in action this Saturday as they welcome fourth placed Bognor Regis Town to the Queen Elizabeth Stadium.
When the two sides met earlier in the campaign they played out a goalless draw, although Newing felt his side did enough to claim all three points.
He is anticipating another tight encounter and praised Bognor’s style of play.
Newing said: "Hopefully the game will take place and it will be a good game. They are a side that likes to get the ball down and play passing football, so that should mean an entertaining game.
"They are a side who do not score many goals but they also do not concede many. That is why they are where they are in the table.
"When we faced them earlier in the season it was a game we should’ve won. They had a few players missing that day but we played well.
"So hopefully we play the game, it’s a good match and we get the win."