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16 November 2011 : Obika Marks Return With Goal
Yeovil Town's on loan striker Jonathan Obika marked his return to football tonight, by scoring the opening goal in a match to open Enfield Town's new stadium. In front of 969 spectators, the Queen Elizabeth Stadium was officially opened in a 2-1 win for the home side against a Tottenham Hotspur XI that also included former Glovers loan winger Andros Townsend.

Obika's goal came 50 minutes into the match, and considering it was a friendly game, owed a spot of controversy to it. The Spurs striker collided with Enfield's Mark Kirby, in an accidental collision, and in doing so lose his marker. As Kirby lay on the deck, a Cristian Ceballos pass was able to exploit the hole in the Enfield defence, and Obika fired home from 12 yards, with his shot coming off the inside of a post.

The striker is expected to be passed fit to play for the Glovers provided he suffers no ill effects from tonight's match, and he was involved in two other Spurs chances during the match - a cross that narrowly evaded his boot as he rushed in, and a free kick that was saved by the Enfield keeper. But the home side won the match during the second period, via goals from Michael Ewang and Liam Hope to make it a happy return home for the fans who had previously supported the club that once played its games at Southbury Road.

Final Score: Enfield Town 2 Tottenham Hotspur XI 1.

Tottenham Hotspur XI: Miles; Fredericks, Luongo, Yeboah, Bostock; Ceballos, Stewart, Parrett, Townsend; Obika, Falque.

Substitutes: Pritchard, Granger, Day, Hawkins.

Enfield Town: Davis; Lockie, Kendall, Kirby, Siva; Wallace, Hall, Moore, Ewang, Osei; Hope.

Substitutes: Kane, Pennant, Stevens, Ailey, Hammatt, Johnston, Cato, McKay, Crowley.


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