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Haringey forward McKenzie credits opposition after away defeat

PUBLISHED: 15:00 16 October 2018

Haringey Borough forward Chinedu McKenzie (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo).

Haringey Borough forward Chinedu McKenzie (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo).

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The Coles Park club have lost three of their last four games, but the squad are not worried

Haringey Borough forward Chinedu McKenzie conceded Burgess Hill Town were the more clinical side during Saturday’s Bostik Premier contest in West Sussex.

A four-goal match went the way of the struggling hosts as they secured a 3-1 victory on Non-League Day.

Both teams created numerous chances in front of a 651 crowd, but bottom of the table Burgess Hill claimed the points with Kieron Pamment, Lukas Franzen-Jones and Pat Harding on target.

Joel Nouble did net two minutes into the second half for Borough to make it 1-1, but they were unable to build on the leveller.

McKenzie said: “As a team we had plenty of chances to kill the game early doors, but we have got to give Burgess Hill Town credit. They showed fight and were very hard to break down.”

The loss makes it back-to-back defeats for Borough in the division and three in four games in all competitions after a bright start to life at step three.

It has seen Haringey fall to 14th in the table with 11 points from nine Bostik Premier fixtures, but the squad at Coles Park are not worried.

Ex-Romford forward McKenzie added: “The recent run of defeats is a bit frustrating, but at the same time, it’s only been nine league games out of 40 plus, so it’s still early days and our season hasn’t started just yet.”

Tom Loizou’s team will turn their attention to another tournament this weekend as they resume their FA Cup campaign.

For the second year in a row, Borough have made it through to the fourth qualifying round and they will be out to avoid falling at the final huddle this time around.

Last season Haringey lost 4-2 at home to league rivals Heybridge Swifts at the same stage of the FA Cup to miss out on a potential plum first round tie.

Southern League Premier Division South outfit Poole Town are the visitors to north London this time and McKenzie is predicting an entertaining game.

He concluded: “I personally don’t know much about Poole Town except they got relegated from the National League South last season, so I think it should be a decent game against them.”

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