BSFC 1-1 Haringey Borough Match Report

Bishop’s Stortford 1-1 Haringey Borough Match Report 12/10/21


Bishop’s Stortford could only manage a 1-1 at home to Haringey Borough on Tuesday night, despite Blues keeper Jack Giddens saving a penalty. The spot kick came when the match was still goalless, before Scott Mitchell broke the deadlock and Jake Cass equalised to see the points shared.

The Blues started the stronger, with Johnville Renee making two brilliant runs down the right wing after passes from Cass firstly and then Anthony Church, but each time the cross was misplaced. With Boro posing a threat on the counter attack, Giddens was required to rush out of his area and tackle the advancing Alfred Bawling with a perfectly timed tackle in the middle of the pitch. David Olufemi’s low cross from the right missed all his teammates in the middle, before Georgios Aresti’s long range effort went off target. Cass could only head straight at the keeper from Frankie Merrifield’s left wing cross, and Michael O’Donoghue saw his long range effort go well wide of the goal. Cass had a long range effort blocked by the midfielder but dribbled into the box and claimed he had been fouled, but the referee disagreed, and as play continued, Jonny Giles’ shot was deflected behind off Rakim Richards. Church volleyed from Merrifield’s knock down but the shot went wide, before Cass headed wide from Reiss Chandler’s cross. Mark Haines jumped highest to win the header from Giles’ left side corner, but Cass’ acrobatic overhead kick attempt went over the bar. Renee played a low fizzing cross into a dangerous area from the right, but no teammate was on hand to finish it, and at the other end, Jamie-Lee O’Donoghue skied an open goal effort from close range after a right wing cross. Giles’ free kick found Renee in the middle, but he couldn’t get a clean contact on the ball to finish and he miscued wide. Jamie-Lee O’Donoghue headed over the bar but would have been disallowed anyway for a foul on Archie Edwards.

HT 0-0

Giddens was in action at the start of second half, firstly making a close range save before fouling Alfred Bawling in the area for a certain penalty. Jamie-Lee O’Donoghue fired low to Giddens’ left from the spot, but the keeper was equal to it, making a fine diving save and holding on. A long range strike from Ben Marlow fell kindly to Merrifield in the area, but his shot was saved by Miles’ legs, and Jorge Djassi-Sambu headed wide from a right wing corner. Cass’ header sent Merrifield too wide for a clean shot at goal and he fired wide, before Church and Giddens combined to deny Tyrese-Jordon Owen’s header from a corner and the follow-up effort by Jamie-Lee O’Donoghue from close range. Aresti saw his long range shot comfortably saved by Giddens, but Haringey Borough got the goal when Mitchell side-footed home at the near post from a low corner kick, only for Cass to equalise 10 minutes later, as he brought down Church’s cross, turned and fired into the bottom right corner with his left foot. Both sides could have gone on to win the match, with Djassi-Sambu heading straight at Giddens from Michael O’Donoghue’s cross, and Cass saw his volley at the other end easily saved by Miles.

FT 1-1

The Blues host Margate on Saturday, before three consecutive away games at East Thurrock United, Horsham and Corinthian Casuals.



Blues XI

1 Jack Giddens (Yellow card 57′)

3 Archie Edwards

4 Anthony Church

5 Sam Robbins (c)

7 Jonny Giles

8 Ben Marlow (Yellow card 90′)

9 Jake Cass (Goal 82′)

10 Frankie Merrifield

11 Johnville Renee (Sub Baker 80′)

12 Reiss Chandler

17 Mark Haines


6 Jimmy Wallace

14 Archie Jones

16 Charlie Allum

20 James Baker


Haringey Borough XI

1 Jonathan Miles

2 David Olufemi

3 Michael O’Donoghue

4 Rakim Richards (c)

5 Scott Mitchell (Yellow card 42′) (Goal 72′)

6 Tyrese-Jordon Owen (Yellow Card 52′)

7 Jorge Djassi-Sambu

8 Georgios Aresti (Sub Bessadi 84′)

9 Jamie-Lee O’Donoghue (Sub Leacock-McLeod 69′)

10 Alfred Bawling

11 Adeyinka Cole


12 Sami Bessadi

13 Tiernan Parker

14 Mekhi Leacock-McLeod

15 Ramiah Mills

16 Callum Ismail


Attendance 242