Bostik North: Haringey Borough prepare for play-off clash with Heybridge Swifts with eighth consecutive victory at Bury Town
PUBLISHED: 10:00 30 April 2018
Bostik North: Bury Town 1 Haringey Borough 2
Haringey Borough had to settle for a Bostik North play-off spot in the end, but made sure they finished the regular season on a high with a 2-1 win at Bury Town.
Tom Loizou’s men knew a victory would give them a chance of finishing second and going up automatically and the north Londoners kept up their part of the bargain.
Borough made clear their intentions from the off when Lauren Luke found the net in the third minute to put the visitors in front.
Haringey were then forced to make two changes as goalkeeper Valery Pajetet picked up an injury and was replaced by Austin Byfield before Derek Asamoah come on for Anthony McDonald.
Bury made the most of Borough’s lack of cohesion as they equalised four minutes before half time.
A penalty was awarded to the hosts and Cemal Ramadan stepped up and found the net to ensure it was level at the break.
The Coles Park club were not level for too long though, as in the 67th minute Ralston Gabriel put them back ahead.
It was enough to give Haringey all three points, but results elsewhere prevented them from going up automatically.
Both Potters Bar Town and Bowers & Pitsea won their respective matches, so they were able to finish in second and third with Borough ending up in fourth.
Next up for Haringey is Wednesday’s play-off match with fifth in the table Heybridge Swifts at Coles Park.