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Debutant Onokwai hands Haringey narrow win

PUBLISHED: 09:00 12 August 2019

Chid Onokwai of Haringey Borough scores against Corinthian-Casuals at Coles Park (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo).

Chid Onokwai of Haringey Borough scores against Corinthian-Casuals at Coles Park (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo).

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Isthmian Premier: Haringey Borough 1 Corinthian-Casuals 0

Players exchange handshakes ahead of Haringey Borough vs Corinthian-Casuals at Coles Park (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo).Players exchange handshakes ahead of Haringey Borough vs Corinthian-Casuals at Coles Park (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo).

Haringey Borough started the new Isthmian Premier season with a 1-0 win at home to Corinthian-Casuals on Saturday thanks to summer signing Chid Onokwai.

The former Eton Manor, FC Romania and Hayes & Yeading United forward marked his competitive debut with a well-taken finish in the 50th minute.

It proved enough to hand Tom Loizou's side a narrow victory on the opening day in front of a healthy crowd of 424 at Coles Park.

A strong wind made life difficult for both teams, especially in the first half and it was the hosts who settled better before Casuals started to create chances.

Warren Morgan of Corinthian-Casuals and Haringey Borough's Jordan Edwards at Coles Park (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo).Warren Morgan of Corinthian-Casuals and Haringey Borough's Jordan Edwards at Coles Park (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo).

Following a goalless opening 45, Borough came out fired up for the second period and made it count five minutes after half time.

A ball into the area caught out the visitors' and Onokwai took a touch and fired home to open the scoring.

Jordan Edwards nearly increased Haringey's advantage not long after, but with the lead only one, Casuals always had a chance.

Loizou's men managed to defend resolutely, however, and saw out the rest of the encounter to clinch a hard-fought three points.

Next up for Borough is a trip on Tuesday to Leatherhead, who played out a 1-1 draw at Horsham on the opening day.

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