Enfield Borough continued their unbeaten start to the season with a thrilling 4-3 win over Langford in Division One of the Spartan South Midlands League.

Alie Bangura netted a brace for his side with a goal in either half, while Isaac Stevens also netted and Jamiah Lawrence-Plentie fired in the winner in the second half.

Borough were forced into three changes from the side that beat Buckingham Athletic, with Lawrence-Plentie, Stevens and Elliot Harris replacing Djinho Itshary, Guiseppe Delgaudio and Micah Jackson.

Langford started very much on the front foot and were rewarded for their early endeavour when Harry Poulton’s effort hit the crossbar, but bounced back into the net off Borough keeper Jamil Shallo after just three minutes.

However, the visitors soon levelled when Guy Kiangebeni nodded Gideon Sarpong’s cross into the path of Bangura and he had the simple task of tapping in from close range.

The visitors completed the turnaround after half an hour and it was Stevens who grabbed it. A good move involving Richard Ennin and Bangura resulted in Harris cutting the ball back for the striker to fire home.

They couldn’t hold the lead until the break, though, and Daniel Bond made sure that Langford went into the break level when he cut inside Kiangebeni and coolly slotted past Shallo.

After a relatively quiet start to the second half, it was Borough who found the game’s next goal in the 56th minute when a similar move to the first goal once again resulted in Bangura latching onto a nod-down in the area to fire home.

Again, though, Borough couldn’t keep hold of their advantage and the game was soon level once again. Greg Douglas got his head to a corner but the final touch came from Jonny Butler to make it 3-3.

The winning goal came within minutes of the set-back and it was well worth the wait. Dervon Hurde won possession off Connor Bridge before cutting back for Lawrence-Plentie, and he arrowed an effort into the top corner to make it 4-3, a score that the visitors were able to preserve until the end.

After the game, joint-manager Mani Asare said: “Week by week I get to know more about these players and what impressed me today was their spirit. They play football as if it is a kick about in the park, but at this level you have to work hard to earn the right to play football.

“We give away too many chances but are always capable of creating them ourselves. It makes for very exciting football.”

Borough’s next match comes tomorrow in the form on a League Challenge Trophy match away at Newport Pagnell Town, with kick-off at 7.45pm.