Enfield Borough recovered from their loss against Harefield United last week by defeating Amersham Town 2-1 on the road in the Spartan South Midlands League Division One.

Isaac Stevens’ made the most of a rare start by bagging a first-half brace, while Ash Higgins was on the scoresheet for the hosts also before the break.

Shaun Reece found himself without almost half of his usual starting 11 after some late withdrawals, so in came Jean-Paul Antwi, Gideon Sarpong, Richard Ajayi, Stevens and Ruben Carvalho in place of Kayne James-Thompson, Guy Kiangebeni, Thomas Opoku, Tage Kennedy and Brandon McKenna.

Amersham started the brighter of the two sides and were playing some nice football in and around the Borough penalty area, but they were doing little to threaten goalkeeper Brandon Walsh.

Borough tried to make the most of that when they stole the ball back and broke forward, but Stevens spooned a shot wide with his weaker foot when played in by Antwi.

However, the forward made amends soon after. Deniz Karakaya’s strong challenge forced the ball forward to Mohab Madkour who raced for the byline, and his cutback Stevens was just about poked in to give the visitors the lead.

Stevens tried to return the favour when he set up Madkour whose shot was blocked, but it didn’t matter soon after when the striker doubled his tally after tucking the rebound of his saved shot into the corner.

Just when the away side seemed to be getting a grip on the game though, Higgins fired them back into it when his 20-yard effort slipped beyond Walsh and into the net to halve the deficit.

The second half passed with little to shout about, Walsh denying Amersham perhaps the best chance of the period when he produced a sprawling save to prevent the hosts from equalising.

The result leaves Borough eighth in the table with five games left to play ahead of their next match, at home to Brimsdown on Saturday, April 13.