Enfield Town performed a smash and grab raid to seal their place in the Ryman north one play-off final.

Stuart Blackburne netted a first-half brace as Town got all of their goals in an action packed 11 minute spell in the opening period.

Wingate strained every sinew and put Town on the rack in the second half, but the hosts were caught out at two set-pieces and also were wasteful in front of goal at the other end.

Town took each one of their chances at the Harry Abrahams stadium.

They went ahead against the run of play through Paul Marks. Then Blackburne's double gave Wingate too big a mountain to climb.

Jordon Fowler hit back from the penalty spot and Leon Smith struck to set up a nail-biting finale, but Town hung on grimly and now they are just one game away from the Ryman Premier.

Visitors Enfield Town were just more ruthless in front of goal, while Wingate were good on the ball and carved out chances which they failed to convert.

Paul Marks put Enfield in front on 17 minutes when he rifled low into the bottom corner when the ball fell at his feet from a deflected shot.

The goal for Town came after Marc Weatherstone had rattled their cross-bar with a rasping drive, just five minutes in.

Wingate always threatened down the flanks and top-scorer Leon Smith had two chances to equalise, but he poked his effort wide each time.

Then came a flurry of goals in a seven minute spell, as Town carved out a significant lead in front of a record 412 strong crowd.

Stuart Blackburne pounced when Wingate keeper Gavin King spilled Andy Jones free kick from dead-centre 18 yards out, on 24 minutes. Blackburne drove the rebound into the net.

Then Wingate conceded again just four minutes later, and it was another set-piece and Blackburne which did all the damage.

He was on-hand again to poke home Marc Kirby's flick on from Ben Hammond's corner, and make it 3-0.

But Wingate were never out of this contest and got a deserved goal on 31 minutes from the penalty spot. Jordan Fowler sent keeper Robert Blackburne the wrong way, after David Laird was floored in the area by Marc Kirby.

Into the second half, and Town came under more pressure from Wingate. The centre-backs had their hands full containing Wingate's direct attack, as the fouls conceded count totted up for Town.

The pressure told on 64 minutes when Leon Smith reduced Wingate's deficit down to one.

He nodded home Gary Burrell's corner.

Shortly before that, Laird had fired wide and over in quick succession when through on goal.

Keeper Blackburne pulled off a point-blank save to deny Armet Rifat an equaliser from Hakin's corner.

Wingate resorted to long ball tactics as the game wore into the final ten minutes, but the next goal never came.

Wingate and Finchley: Gavin King (gk ), Marc Weatherstone, Paul Wright (Paul Hakin 61), Jordan Fowler, Daniel Nielsen, Craig Ellis, Chris Chase, Ahmet Rifat, Leon Smith, David Laird (Angus McLachlan 83), Gary Burrell.

sub: Ejat Shehu, Mark Henry, Michael Lenahan Town: Robert Blackburne (gk), Jordan Lockie, Darrell Ellans, Craig McKay (capt), Mark Kirby, Paul Marks, Ben hammond (Rudi Hall 72), Andy Jones off (Richard Morton 72), Stuart Blackburne (Liam Hope 80), Adam Wallace, Michael Bardle subs: Darren Bonefield (gk), Sam Byfield