Haringey Borough had won ten consecutive matches before their run was ended on the last Saturday of the year, when Merstham grabbed a point. Since then they’ve got straight back to winning ways, and yesterday Tom Loizou’s men celebrated his Manager of the Month Award- and keeper Valery Pajetet’s Safe Hands Award- by scoring three times and keeping a clean sheet against bottom side Whitehawk. Anthony Mcdonald got the opener at Coles Park as the thirteenth minute was unlucky for the Hawks, and Ralston Gabriel had the second before half time. Sub Karl Akinwade got a third in the second half, and it could have been four, but Hawks keeper Melvin Minter saved a last minute spot kick.
Borough go eight points clear at the top, with Kingstonian the first of the chasing pack. The K’s are now five games unbeaten, and yesterday won the third of that quintet, impressively walloping Bishop’s Stortford at their Prokit UK Stadium. The home side started the stronger, and had a number of opportunities to open the scoring, but Elliott Buchanan put the away side ahead eight minutes before the break, and when Louie Theophanous made it two just after the interval the game had turned entirely the K’s way. Shaun McAuley made it three with seventeen minutes remaining, although Leigh Dynan’s side had to end the game with ten men after Josh Huggins picked up a straight red card.
Dorking Wanderers skip to third, and they’ve won only two of their last six. Yesterday they picked up a point away to an improving AFC Hornchurch, Keiron Lavery putting them ahead only for George Saunders to equalise for the Urchins a minute from time.
Fourth and fifth place Enfield Town and Lewes were facing each other, and cancelled each other out at Donkey Lane. Both goals came in the first half, Omarr Lawson giving the Rooks an early lead only for Sam Youngs to equalise eight minutes before the break.