Haringey aim to extend winning run against Hornchurch
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Boro beat Dorking Wanderers on Monday after winning at Lewes on Saturday
Haringey Borough will look to continue their rise up the Bostik Premier table when they play host to Hornchurch on Saturday.
A run of three straight league wins, including two in the past week, has seen Boro rapidly climb the league table.
The latest success for Tom Loizou’s men came on Monday night as they rallied from two goals down to beat league leaders Dorking Wanderers 3-2.
The Coles Park club fell behind in the 19th minute when James McShane netted for Wanderers.
Dorking then doubled their lead two minutes through Niall McManus to leave Haringey in all kinds of trouble.
A goal from Joe Staunton on the stroke of half-time, though, offered Boro the lifeline they needed.
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With 12 minutes remaining, Coby Rowe netted to draw Loizou’s side level and set up a thrilling finale.
And Rowe was able to add his second in the 83rd minute as he scored what proved to be the winner for the Coles Park club.
The victory over Dorking followed a 1-0 success for Haringey at Lewes in the league last Saturday.
The only goal of the game at the Dripping Pan came in the 50th minute when Joel Nouble scored a penalty for Boro.
Loizou will hope his team can maintain their fine recent form this weekend when they host a Hornchurch side they know well.
The two teams were in the Bostik North last term, with Urchins winning the title and the Coles Park club going up through the play-offs.
Heading into Saturday’s game, though, Haringey find themselves five points clear of the Bridge Avenue outfit.
Boro will bid to extend that advantage to eight points by claiming a fourth straight league win this weekend.
Any hopes of a success for Loizou’s men may rest on keeping Hornchurch’s strike pairing of George Purcell and Sean Marks quiet.
Between them, the pair are responsible for exactly half of Urchins’ 22 league goals this term.
If the Coles Park club can keep both Marks and Purcell from adding to their tallies on Saturday, it could lay the foundations for a victory.