BSFC 1-2 Haringey Borough

Bishop’s Stortford 1-2 Haringey Borough Match Report 7/3/20


Bishop’s Stortford suffered a sixth consecutive defeat as Haringey Borough came from behind to seal their first away win since August.

Chidubem Onokwai scored from the penalty spot late on to seal the three points – as he did in the reverse fixture in November, after Fred Burbidge had brilliantly saved a spot kick in the first half from Roman Michael-Percil.

The Blues opened the scoring and led at half time through James Baker’s first goal for the club, before Michael Ademiluyi’s equaliser and Onokwai’s winner.


Aaron Greene caught the Haringey defence napping early on, with a trademark run and low cross from the left, but Shomari Barnwell in the middle couldn’t sort his feet out in time to shoot. Greene was involved in the goal too, his lofted pass missed Barnwell from the edge of the box, and goalkeeper Valery Pajetat came out to collect the ball thinking it would go behind for a goal kick, but after it rebounded off the post, Johnville Renee worked some space with a cut back for Baker to stab home. Ryan Henshaw made a great block of Michael-Percil’s shot from the edge of the box, before Chris Gregan’s high clearance was adjudged a foul by the referee and he pointed to the spot. Michael-Percil’s attempt was powerful but was low and down the middle, ideal for Burbidge to save with his feet while diving to the right. Renee turned and shot from the edge of the box but it went over the bar, before Greene made a great run through the middle but his shot was wayward after beating the defence for pace. A training ground free kick routine saw a powerful shot from long range, but Burbidge got down well to maintain the one goal lead at the break.


Half time 1-0


After a slow start to the second half, Michael-Percil shot from range but straight at Burbidge, before Ademiluyi caught him out at the near post with a low effort from the edge of the box. Craig Calver headed wide from a corner, with Romuluwa Akinola hitting the wall with a free kick at the other end. Substitute Louie Johnson stung Pajetat’s palms with a volley before the keeper punched away Greene’s cross with Calver waiting to get his head on it. Mark Haines’ tackle from behind on Ademiluyi was seen as a foul by the referee, and Onokwai didn’t make the mistake that his team-mate di in the first half, finding the bottom corner with a calm effort. In the minimum of eight minutes of added time – which ended up being 10 – the Blues had two penalty appeals waved away, first when Greene was shoved off the ball and when Henshaw was tripped when making a driving run into the box searching for an equaliser. Calver had the last chance of the match, volleying from close range from Chris Gregan’s long throw but it was blocked on the line.


Full time 1-2



Bishop’s Stortford XI

1: Fred Burbidge

3: Chris Gregan

5: Sam Robbins

6: Ryan Henshaw ©

7: Johnville Renee

9: Shomari Barnwell (Warman 80’)

10: Craig Calver

11: Aaron Greene (Yellow card 90+9’)

15: Brendon Shabani (Johnson 70’)

17: Mark Haines

20: James Baker (Goal 7’)


8: Alex Warman

14: Jack Folan

16: Ross Debrick

18: Bradley McClenaghan

19: Louie Johnson


Haringey Borough XI

1: Valery Pajetat

2: Scott Durojaiye © (Yellow card 30’)

3: Salvyn Kisitu

4: Rakeem Richards

5: Claudiu-Octavian Vilcu

6: Jorge Ojassi-Sambu

7: Roman Michael-Percil

8: Georgios Aresti

9: Anthos Solomou (Onokwai 66’)

10: Olumide Oluwatimilehin (Ademiluyi 42’)

11: Romuluwa Akinola (McDonald 78’)


12: Michael Ademiluyi (Goal 59’)

14: Anthony McDonald

15: Konstantinos Alexandrou

16: Chidubem Onokwai (Goal 89’ pen)

17: Danilt Akindayini


Attendance 236


By Hamish Arnold