Wembley 2 Enfield Town 3
Wemley's brave bid for a place in the Middlesex Charity Cup Final was extinguished by Ryman League Enfield Town at Vale Farm on Tuesday night in this exciting semi-final clash.
After an evenly contested opening, the visitors took the upper hand as they went into a two goal lead after 30 minutes of the tie.
The unmarked Luke Marshall put Town ahead in the 21st minute, heading home via the inside of a post following a Rudi Hall free kick.
Nine minutes later Enfield's lead was doubled when Wembley player-manager Ian Bates uncharacteristically gave away possession and the loose ball was snapped up by the alert Hall, who delivered a telling pass for Matt Mitchell to stroke past Marc Talbot.
A magnificent 30 yard dipping strike two minutes later from Paul Shelton, returning to the side, then put Wembley back in the match
Buoyed by his stunning effort Wembley dominated affairs thereafter, but were unable to net a deserved equaliser - largely due to several fine saves from Town keeper Charlie Hasler.
Enfield then added a killer third goal on 81 minutes when Ozie Foster netted after Kristian Hale failed to clear his lines.
Wembley again reduced the deficit once more, a minute later, when Mario Douglas-Watson knocked in Bates' far post corner, but the visitors were able to hang on to their lead for the remaining eight minutes.