Bostik North: Haringey Borough’s Ralston Gabriel looks to maintain fine scoring form

PUBLISHED: 16:00 05 January 2018

Haringey Borough's Ralston Gabriel (pic: Tony Gay)

Haringey Borough's Ralston Gabriel (pic: Tony Gay)


Tom Loizou’s men travel to Witham Town this weekend before Aveley visit Coles Park on Monday

Haringey Borough face two more matches over the next week as they look to muscle their way back into Bostik North play-off positions.

Tom Loizou’s men endured a mixed time of it over the Christmas period, starting the busy spell with a 2-0 loss at home to Bowers & Pitsea on December 23 before thrashing Cheshunt 5-0 on Boxing Day.

The crushing victory over the Ambers was followed by a disappointing 3-1 reverse at Maldon & Tiptree four days later, but the north Londoners bounced back on Tuesday by beating Waltham Abbey 4-1.

What is certain when reflecting on Borough’s last four games is goals are normally always guarenteed!

Haringey’s last four fixtures have produced a grand total of 16 both for and against and it bodes well for this weekend when they visit Witham Town.

Two days later, on Monday January 8, Loizou’s side will entertain Aveley at Coles Park looking to improve on their seventh position and make the most of their games in hand over front runners Hornchurch and Bowers.

Haringey ended 2017 with disappointment at the Wallace Binder Ground despite taking the lead in the 23rd minute through Ralston Gabriel.

Maldon produced a strong second-half display, however, and scored three times to take the points following a 3-1 victory.

Derek Asamoah, believed to be the ex-Ghana international and former Northampton Town and Carlisle United attacker, once again came off the bench for Borough at Tiptree last Saturday.

He did enough in his cameo appearance to warrant a start on Tuesday for the visit of Abbey and rewarded the faith shown in him with a match-winning display.

Gabriel broke the deadlock with six minutes played at Coles Park and Asamoah made it two 12 minutes later.

Harrison Georgiou added a third in the 24th minute before Billy Holland pulled one back for the visitors on the stroke of half time.

Asamoah had the final say on the contest though by grabbing his second in the 51st minute – wrapping up the points in the process on a fine 4-1 victory.

The former professional will look to help Borough to more success now over the next seven days.

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