Isthmian League

Match Preview | Haringey Borough (A)

Shaun Saunders will hope his side can extend their winning run on Saturday as his Hawks travel to north London and the Borough of Haringey.

Victory on Tuesday night over struggling Cheshunt was just what was needed after a tricky run of matches had the Hawks looking over their shoulders, but with a 10-point gap between them and relegation, they’ll be looking to push on further up the table.

In Haringey Borough there is a side lacking in confidence, in consistency. Relegation looks a genuine possibility at this stage unless they start picking up results quickly. And in what is normally a crucial month for plenty of clubs, Tom Loizou’s side are no exception.

The Opposition

They’ve been in the Isthmian Premier since 2018 but that might be fading as they search for breath down at the foot of the table.

Sat in 21st and five points away from safety, things are starting to get a little nervy over at Coles Park with just one win at home in the league all season long.

They’re away form hasn’t been much better, either, yet momentum can begin at any given moment. Whitehawk have found it difficult away against sides down near the bottom of the table, and so this will by no means be a straightforward affair.

One to Watch | Ben Allen

Returning to the club earlier this month following a fantastic stint last season at Coles Park, Haringey supporters would have gained plenty of hope at the time of his re-signing.

11 goals last season saw him earn a move to Chatham Town, but as things didn’t quite materialise in Medway, Allen returns to north London as he hopes to reignite an attacking line that has been bereft of believe for many months.

Recent Form – LDLDL

9/1 | Enfield Town (A) | Lost 1-0

20/1 | Folkestone Invicta (H) | Drew 0-0

27/1 | Dulwich Hamlet (A) | Lost 3-1

30/1 | Concord Rangers (A) | Drew 0-0

3/2 | Bognor Regis Town (H) | Lost 1-0

Previous Meetings

It was quite the evening in the reverse fixture back in October for Whitehawk, as Charlie Lambert completed a late comeback by firing hard and low into the net in the 90th minute.

2-1 it finished after Ben Pope pulled the Hawks level from the spot six minutes from time ahead of a grandstand finish, and this was Whitehawk’s last meeting with Haringey Borough since the 2018/19 season, when the former would be doomed down to division below.

Haringey claimed victories in both fixtures that season, winning 3-1 at The Enclosed Ground before comfortably seeing off the Hawks in the return fixture by a 3-0 scoreline.

How to Follow

If you can’t make it to Coles Park this weekend, then you can follow the action via our X (Twitter) channel, which can be found here.


Tickets for this league clash can be bought at the turnstiles on the day of the game for the following prices:

Adults: £10

Concessions £5

Under 16s: FREE when accompanied by an adult

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