Sykes’ hat-trick added to Sawbridgeworth’s woes as Enfield won 5-2 despite playing 80 minutes with only ten men on the pitch.
Cureton fired over from inside the box before being sent off controversially minutes later for a high tackle.
Despite the numbers disadvantage, strong work in the midfield led to a chance for Olly Miles, who turned his man inside out and finished into the bottom corner.
Kitoko’s deflected strike from range levelled the scores before half-time, leaving goalkeeper Hawley stranded as the ball looped over him. The visitors took the lead with a second goal in three minutes to have an advantage going into the break after a Sawbridgeworth head latched onto a corner.
Substitute Sykes equalised for Enfield in the 82nd minute with a glancing header from a curling Bradbury free-kick. A capitulation followed for Sawbridgeworth, with Sykes grabbing his second after a fortunate rebound from a save.
Sykes completed his hat-trick after capitalising on poor defending on a corner to head home before he was fouled in the box in injury time, allowing Mason to score Enfield’s fifth from the spot.
Sawbridgeworth’s late collapse leaves them rock bottom of the table with zero points, while Enfield move to 14th.
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