Three second-half goals saw Enfield Town drop into the bottom half of the Bostik League Premier Division, losing 3-0 at home to Carshalton Athletic.

The loss was Town’s fourth defeat in a row, which has seen them go from play-off contenders to 12th place in a matter of weeks.

Harry Ottaway, Omar Koroma and Peter Adeniyi did the damage for Athletic, who did their own promotion challenge no harm at all.

Carshalton keeper Billy Bishop was the first to be called into action, tipping away Lewis Taaffe’s powerful free-kick and then, from the resulting corner, getting his fingertips to Billy Bricknell’s bicycle kick.

It was then Joe Wright’s turn to produce the heroics as Carshalton were awarded a penalty when Mickey Parcell brought down Ricky Korboa, but the keeper guessed correctly before seeing the ball cleared.

Ottaway recovered from the miss straight away in the second half, coming within inches of tapping Carshalton into the lead before, a few minutes later, he latched onto a through ball and scuffed an effort past Wright to break the deadlock.

It only took two minutes for the next goal to arrive, and disastrously it went Athletic’s way again – Koroma tapping in the rebound after Wright failed to hold Tommy Bradford’s effort.

Three minutes shy of the hour mark, Carshalton wrapped up the game when, after an impressive move involving four players, Ottaway threaded through for player-manager Adeniyi to slot home and seal the win.

It was a torrid afternoon for the home side, who now look as though they will have to settle for a place in mid-table, but they will have the chance to re-enter the top half this Saturday when the visit bottom side Harlow Town.

There were no such problems for Town last Wednesday though, as goals from Sam Chaney and Josh Davison secured a 2-0 victory over AFC Hornchurch in the final of the Velocity Trophy.

Town were without the cup-tied quarter of Matt Nolan, Jay Porter, Marc Weatherstone and Kezie Ibe, while Muhammadu Faal and Ryan Blackman missed out through injury.

Both sides looked evenly matched in a tight first half, Billy Bricknell and Lewis Taaffe having the best chances for Town but both missing the target.

The deadlock was broken midway through the second half when a sweeping move was finished off by Davison from close range.

Six minutes later, there was a collective sigh of relief as Town netted their second when Chaney accelerated through the middle and calmly slotted home to secure their first knock-out silverware since the 2009/10 Middlesex Super Cup.