Haringey Borough V Maldon & Tiptree
Bostik League Division One North
Monday 16th October 2017
Haringey Borough dropped points for only the second time this season, when last season’s division north runners up Maldon visited Coles Park. It could have been much, much different if Borough had put away their chances.
Within a couple of minutes Haringey should have been one up, when Anthony McDonald hit the upright after a Ralston Gabriel cross. But it was Maldon who struck first. When a short corner was played along the by-line and Maldon’s Junior Ogeot-Uzokhe tapped in from a couple of yards out.
A minute later, Borough had thought they were level but a late offside flag curtailed the home side’s celebrations. Five minutes later it was level. Gabriel curled a right footed shot past the keeper from the edge of the box. This time no flag.
Haringey had a chance to go in front when a goal mouth scramble ended up being cleared off the Maldon line and out for a corner.
Gabriel was having one of those games where he should’ve had four or even five goals but not to be. Just before half-time he had a one-on-one which the keeper did well to smother.
Half-Time: Haringey Borough 1 – Maldon & Tiptree 1
Maldon regained the lead on 57 minutes, when Chris Millar shot down right footed through Haringey’s defence.
Back to Ralston Gabriel, First on 61 minutes, another one-on-one but this time let down by his first touch and the keeper collected at the second attempt.
Ten minutes later action galore, McDonald put in a free kick which Maldon cleared for a corner. Corner floated into the area, Maldon defender handled and a penalty awarded. Up stepped Gabriel and put it over the bar. He made amends 2 minutes later, when he found space and placed a perfect header wide of the keeper and into the back of the net.
Maldon’s Harvey Brown hit the bar with a couple of minutes left and Haringey’s Michael Ademiluyi missed by inches, but a draw was probably a fair result.
The one point keeps Haringey in a play-off place and still in touch with leaders Canvey, who didn’t have a game.
Next Up: Haringey Borough V Norwich United (Monday October 21st 2017 // 3PM)