Haringey Borough face 'massive game' at Cray says boss Loizou

Aaron Eyoma of Potters Bar Town and Sami Bessadi of Haringey Borough battle for the ball

Aaron Eyoma of Potters Bar Town and Sami Bessadi of Haringey Borough battle for the ball - Credit: David Loveday/TGS Photo

Haringey Borough boss Tom Loizou admits his side face a 'massive game' at Cray Wanderers this weekend.

Successive defeats at the hands of Potters Bar Town and Bishop's Stortford have left Loizou looking over his shoulder at the foot of the Isthmian League Premier Division table.

And their cause has not been helped by more injuries and a suspension for Andronicos Georgiou, who was sent off in the 1-0 loss at Potters Bar on Saturday, where Joseph Boachie's fourth-minute goal sealed the points.

"Cray is a massive game, a six-pointer," said Loizou.

"We shot ourselves in the foot at Potters Bar, conceding early from a corner, which has been the story of our life this season.

"It was a very difficult pitch, but there's no excuses, both teams had to play on it.

"The sending-off didn't help us either but it was deserved. Why he got so upset was a double-footed tackle that the referee didn't acknowledge.

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"It was a possible end of career tackle so I understand his frustration but you can't go around calling referees names. We lost, that's the main thing."

Adam Morgan of Haringey Borough in action against Potters Bar Town 

Adam Morgan of Haringey Borough in action against Potters Bar Town - Credit: David Loveday/TGS Photo

Borough welcome Stortford to Coles Park on Tuesday and were behind after three minutes, conceded twice more before the 20-minute mark and were five down by the break.

The high-flying visitors added another to their tally in the second half to seal a 6-0 win and Loizou added: "It just carried on. We conceded early again, three down in 20 minutes and confidence is low. We're not playing well.

"I can't quite put my finger on why but we've got to sort it out pretty quick or we could slip into the relegation zone.

"Players are looking tired, dejected. It's up to me to get it right, find the right ingredients. I'm not putting the blame on the players."

Haf Al Droubi of Potters Bar Town gathers the ball against Haringey Borough

Haf Al Droubi of Potters Bar Town gathers the ball against Haringey Borough - Credit: David Loveday/TGS Photo

Loizou's men face another midweek date with a trip to the Essex coast to take on Brightlingsea Regent in the Velocity Trophy on Tuesday.

But a run at securing some silverware might not be the priority, with Loizou adding: "We've picked up two more injuries and a suspension. We will go and try to win, but it might be an opportunity for some of the younger players."