Haringey help Loizou’s recovery with Bognor thrashing
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Bostik Premier: Bognor Regis Town 0 Haringey Borough 4
Haringey Borough provided the perfect medicine for boss Tom Loizou with a 4-0 win away to Bostik Premier play-off rivals Bognor Regis Town on Saturday.
After losing their last two matches, the north Londoners bounced back by the seaside to end February on a high.
Borough were without boss Loizou at Nyewood Lane after he fell ill on Wednesday and was hospitalised with breathing problems.
Having had a pacemaker fitted, he was recovering at home as Haringey were doing battle in West Sussex and would have been delighted with the updates he received.
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The visitors took the lead in the 36th minute when on-loan Dartford attacker Kudus Oyenuga found the net for his first goal for the club.
It remained 1-0 until half time, but two goals early into the second half put the game to bed for promotion hopefuls Borough.
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Joel Nouble grabbed the all-important second with 53 minutes played to put the away side in a strong position.
The game was far from over at this point, but when Haringey were awarded a penalty, Nouble stepped up and finished well in the 66th minute to virtually wrap up the points.
Full of confidence again, Borough added some gloss to the scoreline a minute from time when Femi Akinwande grabbed a fourth to cap a fine day for the N17 club.
Loizou’s team are second in the table and with a five-point cushion over third-placed Merstham while leaders Dorking Wanderers remain nine points clear.