Boss urges Haringey Borough to keep the pedal to the metal in Ryman League play-off hunt

PUBLISHED: 12:19 20 March 2017

Scott Durojaiye gets his second and Haringey Borough's fifth against Great Wakering Rovers. Picture: TONY GAY

Scott Durojaiye gets his second and Haringey Borough's fifth against Great Wakering Rovers. Picture: TONY GAY

Tony Gay

Haringey Borough manager Tom Loizou wants his side to keep their foot firmly on the gas – after a 5-2 win over Great Wakering Rovers sent them into the Ryman League Division One North play-offs.

Goals from Daniel Aristidou, Scott Durojaiye and Anthony McDonald saw Boro race into a 3-1 lead after just 19 minutes and Ralston Gabriel made it four before the break.

And although Rovers pulled one back after half-time, Durojaiye’s second wrapped things up in added time.

It means they have only lost once in the last 11 league games, winning nine of them, a run which has catapulted them to fifth in the table with just six games to go.

And Loizou wants them to keep the momentum going for the remaining games.

He said: “We’ve got to keep our foot on the gas. It’ll only take one game to put us under pressure but we’ve stayed under the radar up until the last few games. And now people are starting to talk about us. That’s where it becomes dangerous.

“We were very fluid and the first three goals were superb. That’s the sort of thing we work on in training and it looked like we were playing a six-a-side game for all three of those goals.”

The victory over Great Wakering saw Haringey play some fine football, especially in the first half, and it looked they would score at will.

And it’s that sort of performance which could carry them to the play-offs, with the boss wanting more of the same when league leaders Brightlingsea Regent visit Coles Park on Saturday.

He said: “It looked easy, it felt easy but we have come unstuck in games like this in the past. And that’s where I need to keep the players’ feet on the floor.

“But we started out in the right frame of mind and the right mood. It wasn’t a polished performance but that’s the nature of players when you find yourself 4-1 up.

“That’s how we want to start in every game we play on this pitch.

“What makes me happy is we left three players out that weren’t ready for this game and that gives me confidence for next week. We’ll measure our progress then.”


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hampstead Highgate Express visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hampstead Highgate Express staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hampstead Highgate Express account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Hampstead & Highgate Sports News

37 minutes ago

Bostik Premier: Dulwich Hamlet 1 (Clunis 45) Wingate & Finchley 2 (Obafemi 76, Hayles o.g. 90)

Yesterday, 23:46

Arsene Wenger came out fighting ahead of Wednesday’s huge Carabao Cup semi-final second leg at the Emirates against Chelsea.

Yesterday, 20:59

Arsenal U23s beat Bayern Munich U23s 5-2 in the Premier League International Cup at Meadow Walk on Tuesday evening. Read on for Layth Yousif’s player ratings on the talented junior gunners.

Yesterday, 16:13

Layth Yousif was at London Colney on Tuesday morning to hear what Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger had to say about playing London rivals Chelsea at the Emirates on Wednesday – with a chance of silverware at stake for the winner.

Yesterday, 14:00

Spurs looked to have lost ground in the battle for a Champions League spot on Sunday, but Liverpool’s shock defeat at Swansea has lifted spirits again

Read what Arsene Wenger had to say on new signing Henrik Mkhitaryan, the outgoing Alexis Sanchez, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Chelsea team news and much more.

Yesterday, 09:00

Bostik North: Haringey Borough 1 (O’Donoghue 38) Potters Bar Town 2 (Adcock 27, Murray 66p)

Mon, 23:03

Arsenal welcomed five young Arsenal supporters to their training ground for an unforgettable day out.


For people who suffer with feet problems, it is often difficult to find footwear that is both comfortable and stylish. There is a shop in the West End dedicated to changing that.

Toni Krok, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2007, has set up a charity to help people living with the condition and their families adjust to the challenges it brings.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read Hampstead & Highgate sport

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now