Haringey upset Eastbourne Borough in FA Trophy

Roman Michael-Percil of Haringey

Roman Michael-Percil of Haringey celebrates - Credit: George Phillipou/TGS Photo

Haringey Borough produced an upset against National League South side Eastbourne Borough to book a place in the FA Trophy third round.

Tom Loizou's men took the lead after only 15 minutes as Rakim Richards netted with a superb header from a corner.

And the home side doubled their advantage four minutes before half-time when Roman Michael-Percil calmly converted from the penalty spot.

The second half was only five minutes old when Michael-Percil produced a stunning chip over the head of the Eastbourne keeper to make it 3-0, sending the Haringey fans in a crowd of 199 wild with delight.

And a last-minute reply from the visitors could do little to dampen the mood in north London, as Haringey banked £3,000 in prize money and moved into the last 64, where they will travel to another National League South side in Dartford, who beat Slough Town on penalties, on Saturday.


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Haringey: Miles, Olufemi, M O'Donoghue, Richards, Vilcu, Bessadi, Michael-Percil, Aresti, J O'Donoghue (Akindayini 80), Djamas (Djassi-Sambu 27)), Bawling (McDonald 85). Unused subs: Dombaxe, Leblond, Mitchell.

Attendance: 199.


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