Enfield Borough got back to winning ways on Saturday with a remarkable second-half comeback to bring a run of five successive defeats to an end as they triumphed 4-3 at FC Broxbourne Borough.

Any win would have been welcome for Marvin Walker’s men, but the manner of the victory will have lifted spirits within the club.

Enfield made several enforced changes from their defeat at Hillingdon Borough two weeks previously.

Jamie Newby-Harris, Henderson Browne and Richard Ennin were all anticipated alterations but the late arrival of Guy Kiangebeni forced coach Ade Wale into service in the unfamiliar role of central defender. Bruno Tavares, Isaac Stevens and the now rested Tage Kennedy were the other additions to the line-up.

The visitors adopted an unfamiliar 3-5-2 formation, but they were behind in only the fifth minute. A right-wing corner was met by the unmarked Jeff Okirie whose header found its way through a forest of defenders before nestling in the back of the net.

The advantage was doubled midway through the first half when a left-wing corner was flicked on and Christopher Wells, running in at the far post, was credited with the goal, although the final touch may have come off a defender.

As often happens when in a club is in a poor run of form, Enfield were holding their own in terms of territory and possession, but were being severely punished for their mistakes and just before the interval they fell further behind.

Keeper Milvydas Lukosius managed to push a goal-bound effort to one side but when it was returned into the goalmouth Jamie Brandon, who was not picked up at the far post, calmly slotted home, much to the delight of the home support.

At half-time manager Walker introduced Kiangebeni in place of Wale. That change, combined with what was said in the dressing room, had the desired effect.

Enfield had soon reduced the deficit when seizing on a long pass out of defence, Kennedy ran clear and as the goalkeeper came out to narrow the angle he side-footed home.

The top scorer then reduced the deficit to one goal when he pounced on a loose ball on the edge of the Broxbourne penalty box and fired home low to the keeper’s left.

Having been stranded towards the foot of the table all season, Broxbourne began to look nervous as the momentum swung completely in the visitors’ favour.

It came as no surprise when Enfield levelled the scores when an attempted clearance was sliced high into the air and as it dropped, Kennedy reacted quickest to volley home and complete his hat-trick.

The stage was set for a dramatic winner and it duly arrived a couple of minutes before the end of normal time. A free-kick from wide on the right was lofted into the box by Jamiah Plentie-Lawrence. The Broxbourne keeper, misjudging the flight, could barely get his fingertips to the ball as it sailed over his head and into the back of the net.