One of the most successful non-league clubs in their time, Enfield had a perfect record against us before being dissolved. The club met its end in summer 2007; debts built up from a former chairman forcing the Es to go under and start again. Before all that, they could look back on a history in which they’d won the Conference twice (snap!), the FA Trophy three times and the Isthmian Leasgue eight times.
For all those titles, however, bigger and better things didn’t come. The Football League election system saw them comfortably kept out of the old boys club. Even worse is that their failure to win over those voters came in the last-ever season of election/re-election. And their 1994-5 title success ought to have returned them to the Conference. The club did not have the cash credentials the authorities wanted, however, and it didn’t happen.