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Haringey Borough held by Stotfold
10:59am Thursday 18th October 2012 in Local Sport
Haringey Borough were held to a 1-1 draw at Stotfold in the South Midlands Premier Division.
It was a mystery why Boro resorted so early on to long ball tactics on what was the best pitch they are likely to play on this season.
Instead it was the home side who made better use of the opportunity to play passing football. But their finishing could not match up to their approach play.
The visitors drew an early diving save from home custodian Martin Patching but otherwise produced little to trouble him in a lacklustre first half.
Boro improved a little following the interval and after 57 minutes Dean Fenton forced his way down the right and cut back a low ball which the onrushing Darrell Cox swept home from close range.
Cox had the opportunity to wrap up the game minutes later but Patching did well to thwart him in a one on one situation. After that it was downhill all the way for Haringey as Stotfold became determined to salvage something from the game.
Boro had already lived dangerously, shakily surviving several threats from corners but eventually when one was cleared out to the right and Lewis Holmes met the cross with a powerful header from the six yard line. Richard Worrell went close for Boro with a long-range snap shot which fizzed inches wide of the post.
It could have been worse for the visitors as a Stotfold striker burst clear down the left and seemed certain to find the net until a superb covering tackle from Joseph O’Cearuill forced the ball out for a corner. Haringey could have no complaints about only taking a point from the match.
Boro earned a 4-3 win over Lewisham Borough Community in the London Senior Cup on Tuesday night.
Goals from Roland Namquita and Stephen Obeng gave Haringey a 2-0 lead.
But Lewisham stunned them by scoring three times to snatch the lead.
Richard Worrell made it 3-3 in the 77th minute before Namquita headed in the winner nine minutes from time.
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