Enfield Borough were involved in a nine goal thriller on Saturday afternoon, away at Amersham Town, where they were beaten 6-3 by the league strugglers.

The home side started the game just one point off the bottom of the table, but found form in front of goal and took the lead early on when Alec Wallace capitalised on Jamil Shallo’s mistake.

Enfield equalised through Bruno Tavares before taking the lead with Richard Ennin’s strike two minutes later.

That lead was short lived however, as a Josiah Johnson free kick clipped the underside of the bar and the inside of the post before just crossing the line to level before the break.

Amersham were ahead again ten minutes after the restart following a mix up between Shallo and Frank Chandler gave Johnson an open goal to roll the ball into. They then extended that advantage to two when Wallace added his second of the game to make it 4-2.

Things went from bad to worse for Enfield as Shallo fumbled a catch and dropped the ball into the path of Thomas who gratefully rounded off his hat-trick before Joseph Madeinlo added Amersham’s sixth of the game with just eight minutes remaining, as he lofted a shot over the top of the on-rushing Shallo.

Borough managed to get themselves the final say in the game when Tavares was pulled back in the box before converting the spot kick himself, but by then they were well beaten.

After the match, Borough boss Mani Asare said: “We have come away from home, scored three goals and yet leave with nothing to show for it.

“We cannot go into matches knowing that we have to score four or five times to have a hope of even drawing a game. Three or four of our defenders have played well below par today - that can’t be allowed to continue.”