There were few positives for Enfield Town to take on Monday night as they crashed to a 4-1 defeat at a Kingstonian side unrecognisable from their previous half-a-dozen league games.

The Ks had failed to score in that time but the arrival of Billericay Town loanees Louie Theopanous and Leo Chambers – and Tom Beere on a permanent switch from Greenwich Borough – galvanised the hosts, as the Towners saw their seven-game unbeaten streak ended in comprehensive fashion.

The visitors were to find themselves behind inside five minutes when Theopanous picked his spot to beat Joe Wright with a low, right-footed drive.

Noel Mbo and Beere could have put the home side further in front before Taylor McKenzie headed a Sam Youngs free-kick wide and Youngs flashed a header narrowly over from a Ryan Blackman cross. But Kingstonian did double their lead three minutes before the break when the pacey Mbo was allowed to carry the ball before finishing well.

It got even worse for Town in the 53rd minute when Andre McCollin beat the offside trap to make it 3-0, before the visitors were given a potential lifeline when Blackman converted a penalty after Mickey Parcell had been fouled.

Any hopes of a reprieve were to prove short-lived though, as another quick break ended with substitute Dennis Oli making it 4-1 with a deflected shot.

Goals at the end of each half had earned Enfield a 2-2 draw at Worthing on Saturday.

Town had looked in severe danger of seeing their unbeaten run end until Youngs netted with three minutes remaining to earn a share of the spoils.

Enfield’s bright start in the game had been curtailed by Ben Pope, who turned in Harvey Sparkes’ cross at close range to finish off a rapid counter-attack.

Aaron Greene put the visitors level moments before the break, but with 15 minutes to go they were behind again from a corner – only for Youngs to rescue something from the game late on.

Youngs had already been a focal point to Enfield’s attacks, creating and missing a couple of early chances in a topsy-turvy opening.

Sparkes fired in a warning a quarter-of-an-hour in, but his fizzing cross just evaded his teammates, who could already taste the first goal.

They got it midway through the opening half when Sparkes raced in behind from a defence-splitting chip and crossed for Pope to finish at the far post.

The energy which had characterised the game until that point was lost with that goal, and Enfield’s equaliser, moments before the break, came relatively out of the blue.

Youngs, in space on the right, looked up and found Greene on the near side, and at the second attempt he buried the ball into the Worthing net.
The hosts were to go in front for a second time after 74 minutes when Jimmy Wild rose highest to head in a corner.

After Parcell had produced a game-saving tackle soon after to block a Pope effort five yards from goal, the Towners snatched the late point when Jack Hockney played the ball for Youngs to poke the equaliser under the onrushing keeper.