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Enfield Town suffered a 1-0 loss to Bognor Regis Town in the Ryman Premier Division
10:16am Tuesday 29th January 2013 in Sport
Enfield Town suffered a 1-0 defeat at home to Bognor Regis Town in the Ryman Premier Division, the Towners seventh defeat in eight games.
Bognor created the better chances throughout the opening 45 minutes and went ahead when James Crane swept home a Lewis Stockford pass from close range.
The Towners improved after the interval but found it difficult to create clear chances against a side that have conceded just 22 league goals this season.
Adam Wallace and Walid Matata were both denied in the second period by the visitors’ resolute defence.
Neil Johnston missed a late chance for Enfield and despite the Towners best efforts they were unable to find the equaliser.
Newing said: "The scoreline suggest that it was a tight game but both teams had chances in the match.
"They were the better team though over the 90 minutes and in the first half they could have been a couple of goals up.
"But they goal they did score was clearly offside, so that was a bit disappointing.
"In the second half we were better and had some opportunities to level. We both created good chances to score but we couldn’t get the equaliser.
"They are a good side. They don’t concede too many goals and I can see why they are in the top five places in the division.
"We had a few players off their game and I think if Bognor hadn’t won the game they would have felt hard done by."
The Towers, who took on Northwood in the Middlesex Charity Cup last night (Tuesday), have kept just one clean sheet in their last ten Ryman Premier matches. However, Newing believes they are improving at the back.
He added: "As long as we continue to tighten up at the back then we will be ok. We are looking much more solid in defence and we need to try and keep it down to a goal a game from now until the end of the season.
"What concerns me more at the moment is that some of our attacking players have gone off the boil a little bit and unfortunately for us that has happened at the same time."