Bostik North: Tom Loizou’s Haringey Borough look to get play-off charge back on track after Hornchurch defeat

PUBLISHED: 17:00 15 February 2018

Haringey Borough manager Tom Loizou looks on from the touchline against Leyton Orient (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Haringey Borough manager Tom Loizou looks on from the touchline against Leyton Orient (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Simon O'Connor Photography

The Coles Park club suffered a 2-1 defeat away to Hornchurch last weekend while midfielder Kai Heather has signed for Romford

Haringey Borough travel to Hertford Town this weekend looking to get their play-off charge in the Bostik North back on track after a setback.

Last Saturday, Tom Loizou’s team visited division leaders Hornchurch and despite a strong showing, they lost 2-1 at Bridge Avenue.

It ensures they remain just outside of the top-six with 14 more fixtures to complete this season.

Borough cause on Saturday wasn’t helped by an early injury to Quba Gordon, who had to be replaced by Jorge Dtassi-Sambu with 14 on the clock.

Hornchurch took the lead 14 minutes later through the in-form George Purcell and it remained 1-0 at the break.

Loizou’s side pushed for a way back into the context, but Purcell doubled the Urchins lead with 72 minutes played.

The visitors did pull one back through Lionel Stone four minutes from time and they pushed for a late leveller, yet it never materialised and they suffered their 11th league loss of the campaign.

Borough will seek a strong response at mid-table Town on Saturday and they will be without Kai Heather after he joined division strugglers Romford this week.

Their manager Paul Martin said: “He wasn’t getting many minutes of late and he lives just five minutes away from me, so it just made sense.

“His attitude is top drawer, he’s a great lad and a good player, so if he can come in and help us until the end of the season then that will be absolutely great.”

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