Haringey Borough on the brink of sealing a place in the play-offs

By Dominique Stafford in Football

HARINGEY BOROUGH are on the brink of securing a place in the Ryman League North Division play-offs following a remarkable Easter weekend for the club.

Borough’s play-off hopes had been in the balance after a defeat to Brentwood Town the previous weekend had seen them slip to seventh in the table.

But the side bounced back in fine style by recording a remarkable 5-4 victory at home to Bowers and Pitsea on Saturday and they followed this up by winning 2-0 at Waltham Abbey on Monday.

And, with other results going massively in their favour, Borough now only need a point from their final match at home to Norwich United on Saturday to be sure of a fifth-placed finish – and will seal a place in the play-offs no matter what the outcome is of their match if sixth-placed Bowers fail to win at AFC?Hornchurch.

Ralston Gabriel was Borough’s match-winner at Waltham Abbey scoring both goals in the first half as they cruised to maximum points.

Saturday’s nine-goal thriller against Bowers saw Borough win more comfortably than the final scoreline suggested as they never trailed at any stage.

Goals from Scott Durojaiye and Gabriel inside the first 11 minutes put them in control, and Anthony McDonald restored their two-goal advantage after Bradley Warner had pulled one back.

McDonald struck again early in the second half before Lewis Manor grabbed a second for the visitors.

Christopher Benjamin then seemingly ended any doubt over the result by scoring Borough’s fifth, and although Manor scored twice more in the closing stages to complete his hat-trick, it was not enough for Bowers as the hosts held on.

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