Match Of The Week: Enfield Town 3-0 Soham Town Rangers

After twelve years, comes the return home. Enfield Town have been a going concern for more longer than a decade now, but today is the day that normality, perhaps, began to return to this particular corner of North London. They’ve already played a clutch of matches here – a friendly to open the ground against a Tottenham Hotspur XI, a Middlesex Senior Cup match and a Ryman League Cup match – but today sees the arrival of league football to The QE2 Stadium, which has already – on account of its Donkey Lane postal address – earned itself the nickname of “The Donkeydome.” Arriving at a new ground early affords the chance of a nose around, and the star of the show here is a little piece of North London architectural history. The main stand, which also houses the bar, club shop and changing rooms, is a stunning art deco design which has been given a significant face-lift after years of neglect. Elsewhere, this new home is not quite perfect – the pitch is surrounded by an athletics track, with all the difficulties for viewers along the sides that such a feature carries with it – but the small, covered terraces behind the goals are as close to the action as one could hope for and the whole ground has been painted in the club’s distinctive white and royal...

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