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Youth Team

15th May 2013
May 16, 2013, 9:36 pm


The Club will be returning to Youth Football this season but only at the highest age level.     Interested players should e-mail the Youth Team Secretary on     susanhorrex@aol.com

                 But interested players at the younger age groups (Under 6 to Under 17) may like to consider contacting AFC SOUTHGATE who play in the Cheshunt Youth League and play their home games and train in  Palmers Green.    The Club is run by Rakatahr Hudson who was for many years involved with Haringey Borough's former Youth Section.   

His number is 07861 233993 and the website for the Club is www.afcsouthgate.com      e-mail is afcsouthgate@kalosport.com

SEASONS 2010/11 & 2011/12
May 19, 2010, 9:47 pm


But our former Head of Youth Development,RAKI HUDSON, has now formed a new Youth team - AFC SOUTHGATE and they are currently looking for players in the 6 to 11 age range (both boys and girls). You can contact Raki on 07861 233993 or by e-mail to afcsouthgate@gmail.com  Their website is www.afcsouthgate.com

Also note that Liam Davis, who ran Borough Youth Teams for several years has formed a team WHITE HART LANE FC,  mainly composed of ex- youth team players to move in to Adult football which will  participate in the North London Sunday Football League.  Home matches will be played at the White Hart Lane Community Centre (formerly New River Sports Centre).  Contact with Liam can be by e-mail to liamdavis84@hotmail.com or by phone to 07508 708062

Jan 24, 2010, 10:21 pm

THE UNDER 16s produced a superbly committed performance which deservedly makes them the First Borough team to reach a Cup Final this season.

Their semi-final victims were the hitherto unbeaten L.O.A.S.S  (in full - The Leyton Orient Advanced Soccer School no less !) and Borough's determined performance which included a Terrell Hunter hat-trick saw them through the semi-final tie by a 4-0 margin

A fuller report and Team Sheet can be found IN the "FIXTURES AND RESULTS" Section of the website

The final will be held on Sunday March 7th (2.30pm kick off) at a venue as yet unknown and their opponents will be either Manford Way or Redbridge Youth

This was the icing on the cake for what was a fine Sunday as the Youth teams returned to action after their long Christmas and weather induced lay-off for the Under 17s and the Under 14s both won their Cheshunt Youth League matches by 10-2 and 4-2 respectively against Puma 2000 and Panathinaikos




Nov 21, 2009, 11:17 am

Oxhey Jets U18's 2 - 4 Haringey Borough U18's

Haringey Borough Under  18’s made it six league wins in a row on Wednesday night with 4 - 2 win over Oxhey Jets.

Kick off was delayed as Borough’s journey was something of a nightmare. Problems with rail services meant that the Borough youngsters only arrived at Boundary Stadium when the game was scheduled to kick off.   

Haringey started brightly but fell behind after 5 mins to a good finish from an incisive break, against the run of play. However Borough responded well, passing the ball well and dominating possession on the beautiful surface. The equalizer soon came when good work from Jorge Gonzalez and Yasser Tazi down the right hand side culminated in a pull back for Ruaridh ‘Goal machine’ Kay, thriving in his new mid-field role, to power home his fifth in three matches. The second followed soon after, again from the right hand side, after a fantastic dribble, Tazi picked out Greg Moorse MacDougall at the near post, who finished well to put Borough in front.

Oxhey came into the game in the second half and scored a good quality goal to level the match frustrating  the Haringey U18’s who were punished for not having put the game to bed with their domination in the 1st half. Borough introduced Jesse Courtey and debutant  Luke in the second half and began to take the game to Oxhey. Haringey took the lead again, this time through Tazi who coolly passed the ball in with the outside of his right foot after another fantastic, mazy dribble into the box.  5mins from time Tazi bagged his second of the night and Boroughs fourth. Another very composed finish from a clever pass from Luke finally killed the game and capped a good night for the Under 18’s and a tremendous performance for Yasser Tazi. Ashley Gabriel played the full 90minutes on his debut for the Borough and gave excellent, assured performance.

Nov 16, 2009, 2:19 pm

Haringey Borough U18's 4 - 1 Hitchin Town U18's

Ruaridh Kay made it four goals in two games with his second succussive brace as the Borough U18's cruised to victory in the second round of the Colwyn cup.

A very impressive first half dispalay saw them take a 2-0 lead within the first 10 minutes with two excellent finishes from Kay. Borough continued to dominate and the move of the match came on 35 mins, some excellent passing from defence to attack saw Jesse Courtney and Yasser Tazi combine well on the edge of the box for Jesse to coolly slot the ball past the keeper and make it 3-0. Michael Gennaris scored his second in as many games, and Borough's fourth on the night, from a corner to effectively end the game as a contest.

Haringey took their foot off the gas in the second half and Hitchin Town scored a consolation penalty to make it 4-1, however Borough's lead never looked threatened as Haringey, last years finalists, cruised into the next round.

Jun 18, 2009, 12:20 am
................. A DISAPPOINTING END
Although enjoying the greater share of posession and making the greater number of chances in their Colwyn Cup Final against Waltham Abbey at their opponents Capershotts ground on May 11th the Under 18s were on the back foot after conceding an unfortunate "own-goal" in the first ten seconds.    But it was not until a few minutes from time that the Abbey clinched their victory with a second goal when a corner was powerfuly headed home.

Colwyn Cup Semi-Final: Haringey Borough 2 - 1 Stevenage Borough
Apr 27, 2009, 11:12 pm
Borough U18s Produce Ultimate Performance to Outplay Stevenage Borough

Haringey Borough only made one change from the side that played Cray Wanderers last week, bringing back keeper McCarthy following injury. Stevenage Borough from the Conference Premier were Borough's opponents in this Colwyn Cup semi final.

Haringey produced an outstanding performance to deservedly win the match 2-1, with goals coming from Glaude and Roche.

Borough put on a slick passing display at Coles Park, where the pitch was slightly wet, allowing borough to play a quick passing game with high quality and a quick tempo.

Throughout the match Boro dominated all areas of the pitch and can take great satisfaction that if anything they looked a class above their illustrious opponents.

It was a very satisfying night for management duo Hudson and Corbyn as the potential they knew this group of players had finally shone through for all to see.

Borough took the lead in the first half after playing great attractive football and controlling the tempo of the game. Stevenage equalised with 20 minutes to go when a ball was played to an unmarked forward at the back post who headed home. Borough should have been a couple of goals clear at this point, but they didn't let their heads drop, and went on to win in the 90th minute when Michael Roche lobbed the goalie for a well deserved, but dramatic win!

It wouldn't be fair to pick out any individuals from such a brilliant team effort and Borough are now looking forward to a final against Waltham Abbey.

Manager Rakatahr Hudson said after the game "Ben and I knew the boys were capable of such a performance, but with the season nearly over we felt we may never get the chance to see it, as it was a case of tonight or never. Fortunately everything fell into place and the group showed how talented they are and also how willing they are to work hard and fight to the end.
What is even more pleasing is that we played great football from the first minute and dominated the key areas on the pitch. The boys showed they are good enough to be playing at a higher level and hopefully they will get oppertunties to push on and further their careers. I am extremely proud of the whole squad and we now look forward to playing Waltham Abbey in the cup final."

John Ullman Cup Semi-Final: Haringey Borough 3 - 5 Cray Wanderers
Apr 22, 2009, 11:11 pm
Borough Bow Out In Great Game For The Neutral!

This semi-final was contested between two exciting teams who were excellent going forward, as the scoreline suggested. Borough started the brighter and deservedly took the lead through Daniel Glaude. However an injury to centerback Phinn-Archer did not help Haringey as they had to reshuffle the team which including dropping captain Angel into defence.
The rest of the half was evenly contested, the difference being Boro missing their chances where Cray converted. Wanderers had a 2-1 lead at half-time and made it 4-2 at the start of the second half. Borough then hit back with a goal from Michael Hand. The game then continued to form with Cray going 5-2 up before Aaron Clarke volleyed in for 5-3.
This is how it finished in what was an enjoyable game played in good spirit by two passing sides full of pace and attacking flair. If more youth teams played in this style and spirit English football would be a better place.

Harenden Town 2 - 1 Haringey Borough FC
Apr 9, 2009, 10:03 pm
Proof That The Best Team Doesn't Always Win

Haringey Borough faced Harpenden in a first versus second final league game championship decider on a unfootball-freindly Rothamsted Park pitch. Although Borough dominated for virtually the whole match and deserved to win comfortably, Harpenden Town somehow managed to score two goals from two of their few attacks, whist Boro contrived to miss a host of chances.

Whilst Boro looked to play good passing football as they have done all season, Harpenden used the very grass-roots-English tactic of long ball. However whereas a flat grassy surface would suit Haringeys u18s in the way they like to play, the bumpy and duaty surface on offer acted as more of a leveller and suited Harpenend players and tactics. Despite this Boro played the majority of the game in Harpendens half and domintaed preceedings. Chances were missed, specifically from many of the corners that Haringey won.

Throughout the second half Harpenden used the time-wasting tactic, and along with many subistutions, injuries and stopages, only a minimal amount of time was added at the end, leaving Boro even more fustrated considering an equaliser looked like a when rather then an if.

Harpenden will of course be delighted with the victory as it looks like it is enough for them to secure the title, but Boro, although bitterely dissapointed, can hold their heads high for they were no doubt the best side on the day, and Waltham Abbey will be delighted to avoid them at the play-off stage.

Borough Under18s Face Winner Takes All Clash
Apr 2, 2009, 11:45 am
Title To Be Decided In Final League Game

Haringey Borough Under 18s have to go to the wire in the title challenge following their 1-0 home defeat to Hillingdon. Although Borough dominated the match they were unable to score and Hillingdon's only real attack resulted in the winning goal.
Borough recovered with 8 goals in the next two matches to setup a championship deciding match with Harpenden Town on Thursday August 9th at Rothampsted Park.
Disappointingly, had Haringey managed to pick up the win their domination deserved against Hillingdon, they would have won the league on Monday following their 4-0 win over Wormley. However they will now face Harpenden in both clubs final league encounter, where victory will win the top prize, and a draw or defeat will kill the championship dream.
Prior to the 4-0 victory against Wormley, Borough travelled to fellow championship contenders AFC Dunstable and came away with an impressive 4-2 victory. The goals came from Espana, Angel and a Baduri double. The four against Wormley were an OG, a Michael Hand header and two from Platini.
The youth team are in good spirits and playing well, and look forward to playing in such an important game where they have the oppertunity to achieve what they have worked hard for all season.

SCFYL Nemean Division - Hillingdon 1 - 2 Haringey Borough
Mar 12, 2009, 2:14 pm
Borough Youth Return To League Action With Vital Victory
Haringey Borough U18s returned to league action after a long enforced break due to both the weather and a number of successful cup runs. The visit to Hillingdon was a big chance for both teams to improve their championship chances as they sat just 1 point apart at the start of play.
The Hillingdon pitch was extremely bumpy and soft and not conducive for good football. Borough decided that longer and more direct tactics were needed compared to their usual passing game and this paid off as they took a 2 goal first half lead through an OG and a lovely move finished off by Michael Roche.
The second half was quite even, but some sloppy defending from a corner allowed Hillingdon a route back into the match. At 2-1 the tie was on edge however Haringey never looked in real trouble and should really have wrapped the tie up well before the end with good chances of their own.
The victory gives Borough a 4 point lead over Hillingdon with just 4 league games remaining. Next they travel to top of the table Harpenden who have a 2 point lead but have played 2 games more in a game that will go a long way to determining where the title ends up this year.

Under 18 Round Up
Mar 6, 2009, 12:57 am
Borough Through To Another Semi But Lose Out On Penalties In The Brian Hitchings

Haringey Borough's youth team traveled to Crayford in Kent to face VCD Athletic in the Kent Cup Quarter Final on Thursday night. Borough had a depleted squad with many players out through injury and illness following two cup matches going to extra-time and penalties in the last 7 days.

The match was played in good spirit by both sides and only ruined by an  awful refereeing display that resulted in numerous cautions and a ridiculous red card for Vulaj at the start of the second half.

The first half saw VCD take the lead, followed by a great penalty save by McCarthy to stop Athletic doubling their winning margin, and finally a late equaliser by Espana to make it 1-1 at half time.

Borough played the majority of the second half with ten men, however they grew stronger and looked the more likely winner. This proved to be the case when 10-man Haringey hit the winning goal in added on time in extra-time when Hand raced through and clinically finished in the bottom left hand corner to set off wild scenes of celebration.

Haringey will face either Dartford or Dover in the semi final in a few weeks time.

It was however mixed fortunes as earlier in the week Borough drew 1-1 with Bury Town in the Brian Hitchings Cup 2nd round and lost 7-6 on penalties. However Borough have made two semi finals giving them a chance of making a cup final this season.

Borough Reach Colwyn Cup Semi-Final
Feb 27, 2009, 1:23 am
Borough Youth Scrape Through To Cup Semi

Haringey Borough U18s have reached the semi-final of the Colwyn Cup after beating Cockfosters FC 6-5 on penalties on Thursday night. The final score was 1-1 after 90 minutes and so it remained after extra-time to take the tie to the dreaded penaltiy shoot-out. Michael Hand missed Borough's first penalty, but then 6 scored penalties in a row from Angel, Barzey, Phinn-Acher, Fontanini, Espana and Hayes ensured that Borough progressed to meet either Stevenage or Wormley in the semi-final.

Michael Hand scored Haringey's goal minutes after Cockfoster took the lead in the second half. Substitute Barzey cut inside from the left onto his rigth foot and played a sweet ball into Hand's path, Hand then controlled well before lifting the ball into the net.

Prior to Cockfoster's first goal McCarthy in the Boro goal made an outstanding penalty save to keep the scores level. The central defensive pairing for Haringey of Gennaris and Phinn-Archer were exceptional all night as Boro put in an extremely hard-working team performance to make up for the fact that they weren't at their free flowing best.

Next week Borough U18s face Bury Town on Monday in the Brian Hitchings Cup, before travelling to VCD Athletic on Thursday in the John Ullmann Cup Quarter-Final.

Whistable 1 - 2 Haringey Borough
Feb 16, 2009, 1:04 pm
Michael Lends A Hand As Cheeky Goal
Wins Game for Under 18s
    Borough U18s traveled all the way to the east coast to play Whistable Town FC in the third round of the John Ullmann (Kent Youth League) Cup. Haringey dominated proceedings but had to wait until 2nd half injury time to hit the winner, the goal came from a goal mouth scramble resulting in Michael Roche finding the back of the net with his cheek to claim a well deserved win.
    The other goal came curtesy of a Michael Hand penalty following a trip by the keeper on the penalty taker. It was a good team display and although the victory came late only one side looked like winning.
    In the quarter final Haringey will travel to VCD Athletic. However the next game is due to be played at Coles park on Thursday against Dunstable Town in the league cup.

(Title courtesy of Ossie Barkat)

U18s Progress in Kent Youth League Cup
Dec 21, 2008, 9:22 pm

Borough Beat Deal to Reach 3rd Round

Borough u18s must now face Whistable Town at home in the next round of the John Ullmann Cup.

Goals from Roche and Hand gave Borough a 2-1 victory over Deal Town in what an entertaining Christmas match.

Below is the full draw...

3RD Round

Cray Wanderers vs Herne Bay (match 1)

Dover 4 - 2  Sevenoaks Town (match 2)

Saltdean 0 - 5  Dartford (match 3)

Faversham vs Sittingbourne or Chatham (match 4)

Ramsgate 3 - 2 Corinthians  (match 5)

VCD Athletic vs Canterbury (match 6)

Bearsted vs Croydon Athletic (match 7)

Haringey Borough vs Whitstable Town (match 8)


Quarter Finals ( to be played by 21.1.2009)

(match 6      vs      match 8)      =         A

(match 4       vs       Ramsgate)    =         B

(Dover Athletic      vs       match 1)     =         C

(match 7      vs       Dartford (C))     =         D


Semi - Finals to be played by 28th February 2009

( match A                VS                     match  C)

(match D                VS                     match B)

Youth Team Round Up - December 4th 2008
Dec 4, 2008, 9:34 am
Cheshunt Youth League

The u13s find themselves mid-table after four wins, four defeats and no draws. However following a poor start to the season they have been on good form and look likely to continue to rise up the table. Top scorer Bunjamin Kamberi has 8 goals, whilst Ronald Ndombele and Michael McDonagh have hit three each.

The u16s have had an excellent season to date, scoring freely and defending effectively. This has seen them rise to second in the league, hot on the tales of  Rdgeway Rovers. Sabri Bokcio is the top scorer at the club with fifteen already this season and Khalil Sharif is not far behind with twelve. Amazingly the u16s havefour other players with six or more goals also.

The u17s have been in good form but the results haven't shown the true story. Playing in the CYFL Premier Division, Boro have dominated games with impressive possession but have lacked the cutting edge that brings results. If this is coreected they are capable of going on a long winning run. As it stands we sit in a dissapointing fourth place. Billy Melton and Jesse Courtney have both hit six goals each.

Southern Counties Youth League

Youth Team Round Up
Oct 21, 2008, 1:27 pm
Mixed Weekend For Boro Youth

On Monday our u18s succumbed to their first league defeat of the season, going down 1-0 at home to AFC Dunstable. Although dominating throughout the match, missed opportunities at 0-0 proved costly. With AFC Dunstable taking the lead on the counter-attack in the first half the game become attack versus defense with Borough unable to put the ball in the back of the AFC Dunstable net. Haringey did go close with two shots from Angel, and Hand was whiskers away when rounding the keeper only to hit the post from a tight angle in the second half.

Our U17s gained a credible 2-2 draw against LOASS with both goals coming from Joshua Barzey. The match was playd to a high technical level and both clubs showed good spirit and were a great advert for local youth football.

Our U16s went out of the London Cup, losing 1-0 at Coles Park against Leyton Square. Meanwhile the U13s picked up their first win of the season beating Ryans FC 4-1 in the Cheshunt Youth League.

Cheshunt Youth League
Oct 19, 2008, 2:43 pm

Haringey Borough's U17s entertained LOASS in a high tempo and high quality match. It was great advert for Cheshunt Youth League and local youth football in general, with both sides trying to play the right way.

LOASS took the lead early on before Borough scored a deserved equaliser through a Josh Barzey penalty.

The second half saw LOASS take the lead again, this time through a penalty of their own. Borough again fought back and scored the goal of the game when Yasser showed great skill and ability to travel down the right wing and sweep a cross to the far post for Barzey to volley home his second of the match.

The match report is up on the fixtures and results page. The U17s continue their London Cup campaign next week when they travel to Croyden Athletic. We are currently running a poll on out homepage about how far the U17s can go in this years competition.

Youth Team Round Up
Oct 12, 2008, 9:56 pm

On Sunday (12th October) three of Borough's youth teams were in action. The U13s lost 3-0 against Barnet Azzuri in he Cheshunt Youth League whilst the U16s, also in league action, won 4-2 against Trent Park with goals from Joe Gilbert , Johnson Kitembe , Brener Farias and Shakir Njuki .

However the game of the day was in the London Cup where Ben Corbyn's U17s traveled through the Blackwell Tunnel to face Griffin Sports JFS. A good first half display from Borough produced seventeen goal scoring chances, of which only one was taken, by the free-scoring Jesse Courtney . The second half was however a different story with five more goals going in for Haringey. They included a cool volley again from Courtney before he was changed for Billy Melton who again showed his scoring potential with a quality hatrick. Sandwiched between Melton's hatrick was a strike from playmaker Stelio Christodoulou .

Borough played wonderful passing football throughout the match, the like of which is rarely seen not only at youth level but in senior football throughout the country. Manager Corbyn and assistant Henry have managed to get the team playing quality possession football in a short space of time and should be applauded for the work they are doing. The 6-0 scoreline was a fair reflection on the game and in all truth it could have been double figures.

Youth Team Hit Top Spot!
Oct 10, 2008, 4:29 pm
Under 18s Hit Seven To Go Back To The Top

Our u18s went to Farm Park and produced one of the most complete performances of the last three years to win 7-0 and in-turn go back to the top of their SCFYL Division after not playing last week.

The match report is up on Fixtures & Results page.

Also the U17s have London Cup action this Sunday away versus Griffin Sports. Manager Ben Corbyn is looking to have a good cup run and is can't wait to play the match after last week's postponement.

Last season's under 14s...
Oct 1, 2008, 3:35 pm
If you attended U15 trials this season please read...

Those players who took part in numerous u15 training/trial sessions in pre-season should email Rak@haringeyboroughfc.com with name, dob and phone number as the club do not have a valid list of these players and would like to make contact.

Youth team hit top spot.
Sep 28, 2008, 12:04 am


Following Borough's 3-2 win against AFC Hayes on Wednesday night and other results going Haingey's way, our U18s moved up to 1st play in SCFYL Nemean Division.

However Borough don't play next week which will give the teams around them, such as Hillingdon, a chance to take top spot, albeit having played more games.

Borough resume their league campaign Wednesday week away against AFC Hayes again. Then they welcome Hoddesdon Town in the Colwyn Cup the following week.

SCFYL Nemean Division - Haringey Borough 3 - 2 AFC Hayes
Sep 25, 2008, 4:26 pm

Last night (24th Sep) Borough won 3-2 against AFC Hayes with goals from Angel, Phinn-Archer and Gonzalez. Haringey were 3-0 up at half-time and only conceded the 2 consolation goals in second half injury time. Although a disappointing end to the game for the home side, Borough will be delighted with their overall performance and the win which gives them 7 points from their opening 3 league games.

Full match report can be found through the link on the FIXTURES & RESULTS page.

Borough continue there SCFYL campaign with an away match against AFC Hayes on Wednesday 8th October: 7.45pm KO at Farm Park.

SCFYL Nemean Division - Kentish Town 1 - 2 Haringey Borough
Sep 22, 2008, 12:37 pm

Last night (17th Sep) Borough overcame title rivals Kentish Town 2-1 at the Copthall Stadium with first half goals from Hand and Phinn-Archer. Town pulled one back early in the second half through left winger Gonzalez but it wasn't enough as Haringey defended strongly to see out the game and leave with the 3 points.

It was a tense and tight encounter played in good spirit, where both sides can be proud of their contribution and effort as they were a credit to their clubs. The return match promises to be another good battle.

Full match report can be found through the link on the FIXTURES & RESULTS page.

Borough continue there SCFYL campaign with a home match against AFC Hayes this Wednesday 24th September: 7.45pm KO at Coles Park

Jul 13, 2008, 10:08 pm
Our youth teams have now started pre-season. Notably our new U17s side, ran by Ben Corbyn, are an exciting and talented team of players which should challenge for honours this season. It is also a great benefit for our U18 side who will no doubt take advantage of the additional talent coming through to supplement thier Southern Counties team.

U18 Squad Reach 100 Goal Landmark in Exciting Victory
Apr 24, 2008, 11:41 pm

The Haringey Borough under 17/18 squad made it 2 wins from 2 this week with excellent an enthralling victories over Cheshunt 1-0 and St Margaretsbury 4-3. The final goal in the 4-3 thriller came in the 90th minute and was the 100 competitive goal scored by the squad this season, in just 38 games. It was also Michael Hand's 25th of the season, an outstanding achievement.

The squad will remain together next season as under18s in the Southern Counties League. They have spent the last 2 years honing their skills and next season looks to be an exciting one as they reach the climax of their youth careers.

The group has been besieged by injuries over the past 8 months, with as many as 6 or 7 first team players missing on a regular basis due to injury and illness. However the strength and determination of the group has shone through in performances, none more so then in the last week.

With the off season giving players a chance to rest up following a crazy run of 4 games a week over the past fortnight, and long-term injuries the time to rehabilitate; it is expected that the squad will start next season in the best shape it has ever been in.

For excitement they are certainly a team to watch and well worth a visit to Coles Park for entertainment value alone, let alone the opportunity to watch some extremely talented young players with the ability to go far in the game.

Mar 2, 2008, 4:17 pm

This Sunday the 9th March sees our U17s play in the London Cup Final versus holders Millwall Albion.


Entry is a pound and is great value for what will be a brilliant occasion involving 2 very good sides. Most players never get the opportunity to play in a County Cup Final and so it will be a special day for all the family, friends and supporters of the club.


It would be brilliant to see as many supporters make the short trip to Mile End Stadium (RHODESWELL ROAD, MILE END, E14 7TW) as possible to help create an exciting atmosphere at the ground.


The U17s are looking to add the London Cup to their unbeaten League Championship achieved last season, and they are still pursuing a title challenge this season.


We hope to see you at Mile End Stadium!


Heroic U17s Reach London Cup Final!
Feb 9, 2008, 1:20 pm

London Cup Semi Final (U17) New North Rangers 1 v 1 Haringey Borough (Borough win 4-2 on pens)


Haringey started the game with 10 men due to injury, illness and lateness. However the match referee ensured that Borough went on to play the entire match with just 10 men as he enforced a law that does not exist. Sonny Chapman, who turned up minutes after Kick Off, should have been allowed on as Haringey's eleventh man. However referee Ifill was head strong in his view that anyone turning up late could not participate, even though this rule only applies to substitutes and not starters.


This major mistake by Ifill obviously had a major effect on the match, with 10 men Borough having to work twice as hard just to compete. Borough did just that and managed to get into half-time relatively unscathed. In fact it was one of the only times New North Rangers managed to take advantage of the extra man when early in the second half they took the lead following good work down the left hand side. Other than this goal the teams were very even, and as the game wore on Borough started to create chances for an equalizer.


Eventually the equalizer came when Rangers were penalized for a back pass with 5 minutes of the match remaining. Angel rolled the ball for the clinical Michael Hand who took his goal tally to 11 for the season with an emphatic shot from 15 yards into the top right hand corner of the net; what a goal.


During extra-time the decision to make Haringey play with 10 men for the entire game was really starting to show as the extra work done by the heroic Borough players had caused some to suffer from muscle cramps, none more so then Espana who was a virtual passenger for the 30 minute extra-time period. However the remaining 9 plus Espana were amazingly far superior in the extra-time period and should have wrapped the game up. But they didn't, and it took a brilliant save from man of the match Mccarthy to take the game to penalties.


Fontanini took first for Borough and saw his shot saved, Rangers followed up by netting to go 1-0 up. Hand then stepped up and placed into the top right of the goal. Then step forward hero Mccarthy, who made great saves from the next two. Sandwiched between was a well struck penalty from Hayes. This turned the penalty shoot out on its head as Borough were now in the lead. New North then scored, meaning that if Angel could hit the net then Borough were through to the final, and captain Angel did just that, sending the keeper the wrong way, leaving jubilant scenes as Borough overcame playing with 10 men to win the game.


Overall an outstanding performance from the whole Borough team and a much deserved victory against the odds. Manager Hudson said afterwards "It was a shame that we had to play with 10 men as this effectively ruined the cup-tie. However the boys were fantastic and fully deserved to go through. I would like to think we would recieve an apology from the referee, but this rarely happens and from the attitude mr Ifill showed from the moment he arrived at the ground he doesn't seem like the type who could admit to a mistake. We have sent in a report as I couldn't let the matter lie. But in end it gave me the chance to test our groups character and resolve and we have come out showing what we are made of. Its fantastict get through to the final and all 10 deserve a lot of credit."

4 out of 5 Borough Youth Teams Win
Jan 27, 2008, 6:35 pm

On Sunday 27th January all of the Haringey Borough youth teams won except for the U17s who lost for just the second time this season, 3-0 away at Charville. They are bitterly disappointed to ruin the clean sweep, especially as they took a strong squad that included 2 impressive debutants; one of which was goalkeeper Damien Mccarthy who showed that he will prove to be an invaluable asset over the coming weeks and months.


In the Cheshunt Youth League the U16s won 6-2 at home to Barnet Youth while the U15s came back from Harlow Town with a 6-1 victory.


In the Harrow Youth League the U14s conquered Ruislip Town 4-2, whilst the U13s continued their great form in 2008 with a convincing 7-0 victory away to Hampstead FC.


The weekend produced a total of 23 goals between the 5 youth teams, with 8 conceded.


U17s Strengthen Squad
Jan 14, 2008, 1:04 pm

This week has seen 3 new players sign Harrow Youth League forms for Haringey Borough U17s. These players will also be involved in the Southern Counties League Team over the next few weeks.


Damien McCarthy is a tall goalkeeper that the management team have been tracking for some time. The squad has needed a GK and the signing of Damien will give the team a massive boost.


Also signed is Shpresim Vulaj who can play in midfield or attack. He is a talented player who has recently had extensive trials at a high profile professional football club.


The third signing is Said Omar who had already signed for the U18s in 2007, although postponements have delayed his debut. Said is a strong central defender who will add competition and depth to the U17 squad as they prepare to battle for the League, League Cup and London Cup over the  next few months.
On Sunday the Under 13s continued their good form by winning 6-1 in the league against Parkfield. Manager Sean Daly is excited by the squad he has assembled and is looking to challenge at the top end of the table. Daly is however looking for a good quality goalkeeper to add to his squad.

Youth Set Up Coming Along Nicely...
Nov 9, 2007, 9:19 pm

Our youth teams have seen their form improve over the last few weeks and this was most evidently shown by the under 14s who beat Actual Soccer just weeks after losing to them in their first league game of the season.


On Thursday 8th November the under 18s gained a credible 3-3 draw at Cockfosters, where 3 new players were in the squad to strengthen vital areas. Goals have come from all over the park, but the most notable contributions have been from Hayes (9 in total), Smee (8 in total) and Hand (also 8 goals).


The only player to represent the club in every u17 and u18 fixture so far is fittingly captain Gustavo Angel, who is currently filling in at center back to great effect.


The U16 GK has recently stepped up to train with the U17/18 squad and it is expected that more will follow into next season. This continuity throughout the club should provide a long-term flow of young players breaking into the first team.


Since new first team manager Allan Fenn has taken over the only actual u18 in this season's u18 side, Courtneay Laidley, has stepped up to train with the first team. A very talented midfield player, Courtneay has been playing very well in the Southern County Floodlit Youth League and has a bright future ahead of him.


Julio Barnes, who had a brief spell with our U17s earlier in the season, has been signed by Rochdale in the football league and we wish him the best of luck with his future career in the game.

U17/18 Goalscorers So Far....
Sep 27, 2007, 12:18 pm
Southern Counties and Harrow Youth League Goalscoring Chart...
(as at 27th September 2007)



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U18 Cup

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Barnes Makes Borough Debut as Youth Teams Impress
Sep 24, 2007, 11:07 am

Haringey Borough's youth teams had a successful Sunday with the U15s getting their first league point, the under 14s winning their first game of the season and the U17s staying top of the U17s Premier Division with a convincing 7-1 win at Chase Lodge.


The under 15s drew 2-2 at Brimsdown with goals coming from Kasim Sinclair and Volkan Gurur.


The under 14s won 4-2 although their inexperience meant that there superiority wasn't truly reflected in the score-line, as it could have been a lot more comfortable. However they will be more then happy to chalk up the win which puts them on a respectable 3 points from 2 league games. Goal-scorers were striker Jay Warby with 2, Yota Kitade with a magnificent long range effort and one from Ben Norman to top off a brilliant display.


The under 17s continued there impressive Harrow Youth League form to make it 3 wins from 3 and in total, carrying on from last season, 21 games undefeated! The match report can be found via the fixture and results page.


Making his debut in the 7-1 win was Julio Barnes (pictured), an excellent central defender who slotted in straight away. He will be a good acquisition in the teams pursuit of back to back Championships.


Julio Barnes and Manager Hudson

(Julio Barnes welcomed to the club by Rakatahr Hudson)

50 Signed For Harrow Youth League...
Sep 13, 2007, 3:34 pm

Haringey Borough's Youth Development Program now has 50 young players signed across three age groups. The under 13s have a full squad of 20, the under 14s currently have 13 signed and the under 17s have a squad of 17.


Below are the official squads for the three age groups as of today, 13th September 2007.


Under 17s


Gustavo Angel

Boris Bonket

Gyasi Brooks

Platini Bunza

Sonny Chapman

Stelio Christodoulou

Silvestre Espana

Stefano Fontanini

Amit Gaglani

Lawrence Hayes

Chinua Phinn-Archer

Matthew Pinner

Mansur Sa'adu

Danny Slevin

Harly Smee

Jack Vickerstaff

Riccardo Wickham


Under 14s


Kieran Bailey

Osei Boakye

Paul Bossman

Bundu Ismail

Cairon Forde

Ghasemi Omid

Kevin Kalonji

Ruaidhri Kavanagh

Tuan Le

Ben Norman

Ashley Toal

Brandon Vargas

Jamarle Warby


Under 13s


Alex Abela

Patrick Addai

Olarinre Alaka

Mohammed Ali

Luke Carey

Brandon Levi Daley

Kevin Darkwa

De Vante Davis

Andreas Demetriou

Billy Harris

Alban Hetemi

Adam Hill

Sercan Ozberber

Kamau Ja Picort

Stanley Pinto

Imran Rahman

Ricardo Reid

Nicholas Richards

Wesley Ryan-Ereira

Kamron Singh-Canda


The under 15 and 16 sides who compete in the Cheshunt Youth League currently have 33 registered players, all from Woodside School.


Under 16s



Delsinho Sergio ASSURREIRA

Mahamed GILAAO

Sharmoke HASSAN


Haci Volkan KOCA


Richard MORGAN


Matamba MPOYI


Mehmet SEKIN

Abubakar SHEIKH


Courtney Fitzroy WILLIAMS


Under 15s











Abraham Adjei KOODOM



Abdiaziz MOHAMED

Kasomuo Junior MULEBA


Galad Ali OSMAN

Jamine RAJIS



This makes a total of 83 registered players through the ages groups U13s to U17s. The U18s also have numerous other players registered in the Southern Counties Floodlit League which takes the total number of youth players at the club to near 100!

Daly Delivers First Friendly Feedback
Sep 3, 2007, 10:34 am
Report now posted for the U13 v U14 friendly (found in fixtures page).
After Sean Daly saw his Under13 side lose 8-3 against Louis Dainty's Under14s he was extremely upbeat. With players still to return and a good team performance despite the scoreline in their first ever match, he feels confident as the season approaches.
Below is a summary for each player to think about...

Name Performance Summary Things to Improve Upon Rating

Luke Carey Great effort, did a good job for the team. Brilliant attitude and approach to the game, professional player who sets a great example to fellow players. Speed, positional sense and talking. 7 ½ /10
Wesley Ryan Erreia Showed improvement on previous performances and put in another solid performance at right and centre back. Positional Sense, concentration and talking. 7½ /10
Ali Man of the Match. Superb. I want a performance like that every week! Talking 9/10
Kamau Picourt Solid performance, great reading of the game Heading and talking. 8/10
Larry Alaka Great attacking intent, needed to play slightly more defensive but put in a very competitive display and looks very encouraging for the season ahead. Talking 8/10
Nicholas Richards Great overall performance, topped off with a wonderful solo effort. Try to influence the game more as you have the ability to change a game. 8 ½ /10
Serjan Oeberber Total performance in the centre of midfield. Great effort and played a part in everything the team did well. Another brilliant performance just missed out on man of the match. Talking. Take control of the match and keep the teams morale high. 9/10
Stanley Pinto Great effort throughout. Created chances and always looked a threat with his penetrating through passes. Defensively solid aswell. Covering, talking and positional sense. 8/10
Ricardo Reid Good overall performance capped with a brilliant header. Settling in really well and looks to be a very promising player for the season ahead Talking, Left foot - Practice makes perfect. 8/10
Imran Ali Work rate and technique was a pleasure to watch. Wonderful goal - Fernando Torres like. Talking, finishing. 8 ½ / 10
Alban Getting better and better every day. Working hard and dazzled opponents with some mazy runs. Talking, finishing. 8 ½ /10
Dominic Callanan Debutant. Great work rate. Injured mid way through second half but battled on with a hard working performance in the centre of midfield. Posession play and positional sense. 7 ½ /10
Alan Another debutant who worked hard and linked play well with some clever passes and runs. Finishing and timing of run. 7 ½ / 10


Harrow Youth League Division Composition Announced
Aug 30, 2007, 9:40 pm


Haringey Borough U17s move up into the Premier Division after last years unbeaten run to the Division One title. The new U13 and 14 sides both enter the league in Division 3, where they will come up against clubs such as Hendon and Wealdstone.


Under 17 Premier


Brook House A


Charville Athletic

FC Kensington A

Hanwell Town

Haringey Borough

North Greenford United

Princes Park

South Ruislip Rangers

St Josephs



Under 14 Division 3


Actual Soccer

Haringey Borough

Hayes Gate


LNER St Georges

Pitshanger B

Ruislip Rangers

Ruislip Town




Under 13 Division 3


Bessingby Park Rangers

Celtic B

Hampstead B

Haringey Borough

Hayes Gate

Heathrow Club

Parkfield B

Pinnstars A

Pitshanger B

Ruislip Manor

Wealdstone B


The under 17s start with a home game at Chase Lodge on Sunday 9 th September against North Greenford United (who are a combination of last seasons North Greenford ‘A' and ‘B' sides). On the same day the Under 14s also start their league campaign, away to Actual Soccer. The Under 13s will have a longer wait before their competitive season starts, however they have a number of friendlies lined up over the coming weeks.

Season Approaches For New Borough Youth Setup!
Aug 22, 2007, 10:06 pm

The Southern Counites Floodlit Youth League fixtures have now been announced and Haringey start with home games against Cockfosters and Borehamwood. Sandwiched between the two is the small matter of an FA Youth Cup tie against Leyton on Wednesday September 12 th. The squad is starting to shape up with the majority of last seasons successful U16 team coming through, with a few quality additions giving the squad strength in depth and competition for places.


Friendlies with Cheshunt and Edgware have been arranged in order to have a look at the squad and get the players sharp and match fit for the season. With training beginning back in July and a full schedule planned over the next two weeks leading up to the season prepations have been ideal; but for many players missing due to extensive summer holidays. However with September upon us the majority of the squad will be back training shortly and looking forward to an exciting season!


Manager Rakatahr Hudson is in positive mood with the season just weeks away “I feel that we have assembled a strong squad and although the majority will be playing up an age group we will reap the benefits next season. However, saying this I still feel we have the quality throughout the side to do well this season and cause some upsets. When everyone is available and fit I will have major selection dilemmas, however as a manager there is no better position to be in. The boys have all worked hard during pre-season and if we can continue to progress at a steady rate over the next couple of weeks I feel we will be more then ready for the challenge ahead.”

Hudson goes on “Last season was very successful but this season the opposition will be 2 levels up from last year and it will be a completely new type of challenge. It is a challenge that Ben and I are extremely looking forward to as we approach it with our strongest set of players since we arrived.”


More to follow soon, but now on to the younger sides.


The new U13s will face the new U14s this Sunday in what will be their first pre-season friendlies. Both sides have promising squads and are looking forward to playing together for the first time.


Their seasons start in early September and provision league constitutions have been announced, when these are finalised they will be announced here. Full details of playing squads etc will also be announced here closer to the season start.

U16s Win Puma 6-a-side Tournament!
Jul 31, 2007, 10:19 pm
Haringey Borough won the Puma Under 16s 6-a-side Tournament on Sunday beeting Clapton and Puma Fc along the way. After squeezing through the group stages Haringey upped their game and hit top form throughout the knock out rounds.
The u13s & 14s didn't fair so well, although both can be proud of their performances.
More to follow soon...
Haringey Borough U16s Team Photo after winning the Puma(2000) FC 6-a-side tournament. (From left to right) Top row: Amit Gaglani, Gyasi Brooks, Boris Bonket, Ben Corbyn, Sylvestre Espana, Kieren Smith, Gustavo Angel. Bottom row: Chinua Phinn-Archer, Andre.

Under 17s Beat Hanwell Town
Jul 22, 2007, 7:30 pm

Haringey Borough U17s kicked off their pre-season campaign with an excellent performance against Hanwell Town.

Borough at one point lead 3-0 following some great passing football, with one move in particular that lead to a goal consisting of over 20 passes. However following some changes to the side and an introduction of 6 trialists the game became disjointed and Hanwell Town managed to pull 2 goals back to make the game look a lot closer then it actually was.

Boroughs first goal was scored by Courtneay Laidley who burst through from midfield and struck the ball past the helpless keeper.
The second goal came from the penalty spot shortly after the mid-way point of the first half, where Boris Bonket cooly slotted home into the bottom left hand corner following a foul on Kieren Smith.
Smith was again involved in the third goal minutes after half time. He battled for the ball and found Harley Smee who produced a smart finish into the back of the net with the goalkeeper out of position.

Some excellent performances, especially from debutants Gyasi Brooks (JC) and Danny Slewin. Captain Gustavo Angel lead from center back with an impeccable game, the only blemish being a slip which allowed Hanwell to score their first goal. Midfielders Espana and Laidley dominated the game along with JC with the attackers Smee, Smith and Hayes causing Hanwell Town major problems defensively. Stelio Christodoulou was again solid at full back and when later moved into midfield showed why it is his natural position. The defense was organised with great covering and communication from new boy Slewin, whilst Bonket produced a brilliant display at center half. Gaglani was solid all game and will feel hard done by not keeping a cleansheet!
The team will now look to continue thier pre-season with training on Friday, a small sided tournament on Sunday and then back to a pre season regime of friendlies and training throughout August, ready for the big kick off in September.


S Corbyn

Vickerstaff (injured)

Under 13s Show Promise at Omonia Tournament
Jun 10, 2007, 3:44 pm
On Sunday Louis Dainty and Tony Strina took their budding under 13 side to the annual Omonia Youth 6aside tournament.
In what were their first ever competitive matches after completion of the trials, Haringey showed bundles of potential.
To qualify for the semi final Boro had to finish in the top 2 of a 6 team group that contained the likes of Omonia and Edmonton. Not only did Haringey qualify, but they won the group convincingly with a record of 3 wins and 2 draws.
After some outstanding team and individual displays another Omonia side, from the other group, finally beat the Boro 2-0 to progress to the final.
This however was a very encouraging day where the new youth side reached the last 4 of a strong competition and showed that they have a very promising future.
Player Write Ups


On a sunny afternoon in Enfield no one was quite sure what to expect of a squad off players that had never played together.


However Haringey quickly showed there class in the opening game.


·         Kieron (Bailey) a late stand in who showed that he was equally gifted between the sticks as he is on the pitch.

·         Ismail (Bundu) Played every game was solid throughout. Formed a formidable partnership with Le.

·         Tuan* (Le) was asked to play in a holding role and shone. Excellent attacking and defending. Outstanding tournament. Star man

·         Yota (Kitoze), Omid (Ghasemi), Kevin (Abalolo) & Rory (Kavanagh) All proved a handful on the wings for the opposition creating the goals and covering the defence. All four player played well throughout and can feel proud of there contribution to the team.

·         Jay (Warby) had a great tournament scoring all of Haringey's goals. The pick of the bunch was a screamer of a free kick in the first game.


Louis Dainty quoted "E veryone at the club is very proud of how the players performed today. We reached the semi final of a big tournament in our first outing as a team. We will build on this and go from strength to strength."


Our U12, 13s and 16s will all be competing in the Sandgate 6 aside tournament this coming weekend.

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