Borough continue to spread their wings and get Gabriel back for the ride

Ralston Gabriel with the match ball - after one of the four hat-tricks he scored for Haringey Boroug

Ralston Gabriel with the match ball - after one of the four hat-tricks he scored for Haringey Borough in the 2017/18 season (pic: Tony Gay) - Credit: Archant

Tom Loizou has managed to bring last season’s top goalscorer Ralston Gabriel back to Coles Park

The good news continued for Haringey Borough this week after they secured two more Bostik Premier wins and resigned a key former striker.

On Saturday morning, ahead of their home match against Folkestone Invicta, the club revealed Ralston Gabriel had returned to Coles Park.

The forward left Borough in the summer to link up with St Albans City, of the National League South, and he enjoyed success in Hertfordshire.

But after a spell out of the side due to injury, Gabriel found chances harder to come by when he was fully fit again and so departed the Saints on Wednesday, December 5.

Days later he had agreed to make the switch back to N17 where he was a fans’ favourite during his time at White Hart Lane, especially after ending last season as top goalscorer.

Gabriel’s addition will help fill the void left by Michael Ademiluyi, who suffered an injury recently and will now spend a spell on the sidelines.

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The new signing, who need know introduction, made his return to the team during the 1-0 victory over Invicta as a 58th-minute substitute.

Femi Akinwande had put the hosts ahead by this point and Borough held on to make it six league wins in a row.

On Monday, Tom Loizou’s men were back in action up against another form side from the division in Bishop’s Stortford, but the north Londoners won again.

Charley Barker opened the scoring for Borough in the 11th minute in front of 296 spectators at Coles Park.

Joel Nouble made it 2-0 with 49 on the clock via the penalty spot before Luke Callander pulled one back for Stortford three minutes later.

Haringey had the last laugh though, as debutant and ex-Maidstone United and Braintree Town midfielder Olumide Durojaiye smashed home in the 66th minute to wrap up the points.

It was Borough’s seventh consecutive victory in the Bostik Premier and moves them onto 33 points from 18 fixtures this season, which places them an incredible third in the table ahead of a another busy upcoming period.

Next up for Loizou’s men is a tricky away encounter at Worthing, who defeated the Coles Park club 2-1 at the start of the campaign and have 31 points from 15 games.

After visiting the Rebels on Saturday, Haringey return home on Monday to entertain 10th-placed Carshalton Athletic, who have 28 points from 18 matches.