Haringey Borough boss Loizou striving to build a winning mentality

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Haringey Borough's Bobson Bawling netted their FA Trophy winner at Dartford - Credit: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

Haringey Borough manager Tom Loizou is striving to build a winning mentality like they had last season before the season was brought to an abrupt end by the Covid pandemic. 

Borough will make the long trip away to Bognor Regis Town on Saturday before then welcoming local rivals Wingate & Finchley to Coles Park Stadium on Bank Holiday Monday. 

“We’ve got to get back into that winning mentality, like how we finished last season in the FA Trophy, we were winning games. We were confident and that’s what we’re striving to do now,” the boss said. 

“We’re looking forward to both of the games although one of them is going to be a tricky journey for us to Bognor Regis. 

“Hopefully we can get the money together to hire a coach, we haven’t got the biggest of budgets, but it makes it difficult when we all have to drive down there or be all squashed up in a mini bus.” 

Haringey Borough sealed a 3-1 victory over Horsham in their home opener to put the opening day defeat behind them. 

A brace from Alfred Bawling and a goal from Michael O’Donoghue sealed the three points for Haringey against 9 men Horsham at Coles Park Stadium.  

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Full-back O’Donoghue opened the scoring in the 10th minute of play before Bawling doubled their lead in the 33rd minute.  

Bawling netted his second in the 90th minute to make it 3-0 before Horsham did eventually pull one back through Tom Kavanagh. 

“I’m over the moon with it, they had a player sent off early doors, and we scored from the free-kick. If he never pulled our player down, I do feel Alfred Bawling would have scored anyway. 

“They had to play the majority of the game with 10 players and then with about 15 minutes to go they had another player sent off. 

“It wasn’t the perfect win, but we’ll take that all day, we got our first three points so that was very important. 

“There is still masses of work to do and a lot of room for improvement. I don’t want the win to paper over the cracks. 

“We need to keep grounded and keep working hard. Hopefully we’ll be very hard to beat at home like we proved on Saturday.”