December 6 2013 Latest news:
Monday, September 16, 2013
Haringey are through to the second qualifying round of the FA Cup after triumphing 2-0 away at Wembley FC on Saturday to set up a tie away at Wealdstone.
Playing within view of the national stadium, Borough won in north-west London thanks to two headers from right-back Charles Douse.
Tom Loizou’s side, who entered the competition at the start in the extra prelininary round, have now negotiated three rounds of the tournament – and banked £6,425 in prize money.
However, Haringey have been handed a tough test in the next phase after being drawn against Wealdstone, who sit second in the Ryman League Premier Division and are unbeaten in their opening nine fixtures.
That tie will take place next weekend, on Saturday September 28 – but for now Borough can bask in the glory of their victory over Wembley.
It took just two minutes for Borough to secure the lead against their hosts, who play in the Combined Counties League, as Douse headed home from Anthony McDonald’s corner.
Wembley attacked with great urgency but struggled to create much – only a 25-yard free-kick from Tatsuya Fujioka which flew straight at Erbil Bozkurt.
Borough were making the better chances and Dean Fenton should have scored from McDonald’s diagonal ball to the back post, but his control let him down.
McDonald had a golden opportunity himself but lobbed over, and Darrell Cox was then denied by Wembley keeper Grigoli Zulmatashvili from 10 yards.
The game continued in the same vein after the interval and Borough got their second goal with a carbon copy of the first as Douse headed home again from another McDonald corner in the 73rd minute to secure the victory.
Haringey are in cup action again on Saturday in the second qualifying round of the FA Vase. They host Wellingborough Town of the United Counties League at Coles Park at 3pm.