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Tom Loizou and Haringey Borough were hoping to hold Leyton Orient to an FA Trophy replay

PUBLISHED: 15:00 18 December 2017

Leyton Orient midfielder Craig Clay gets away from two Haringey Borough opponents (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Leyton Orient midfielder Craig Clay gets away from two Haringey Borough opponents (pic: Simon O'Connor).

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The Bostik North club took a surprise lead at home to the O's, but couldn't hold on and crashed out of the competition following a 2-1 defeat

Tom Loizou issues instructions to his Haringey Borough team from the touchline against Leyton Orient (pic: Simon O'Connor).Tom Loizou issues instructions to his Haringey Borough team from the touchline against Leyton Orient (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Tom Loizou admitted he was slightly disappointed not to be able to take his Haringey Borough team to Leyton Orient’s Brisbane Road stadium for an FA Trophy first round replay this week.

The Coles Park club went in front after five minutes on Saturday thanks to Michael Ademiluyi’s low strike, but Josh Coulson levelled for the O’s in the 58th minute.

It remained 1-1 for most of the second half and a replay seemed on the horizon until Matt Harrold headed in the winner for Orient with 10 minutes left.

“I was hoping for the draw and four thousands supporters at Brisbane Road and half the gate money,” laughed Loizou.

“That would have been very, very good, so Justin Edinburgh is a lucky man. He had the luck and we didn’t.

“We had to work for our luck and we didn’t get much of it, so there you go. I’m not a lucky manager!”

Loizou was understandably full of pride after seeing his players go toe-to-toe with the O’s and nearly pull off a shock.

Haringey were without several first-teamers as well with hitman Ralston Gabriel out due to suspension and talented goalkeeper Valery Pajetet injured.

The likes of Lawrence Yiga, Ramil Sheriff, Jorge Djessi-Sambu, Ruaridh Kay, Joe Benjamin and Jamie O’Donoghue were also unavailable.

But the team Borough put out worked tirelessly and wide-men Ademiluyi and Anthony McDonald caused O’s all sorts of problems.

Orient dominated most of the play in the second half, but Haringey did threaten late on with some long throws by Lauren Luke.

Substitute Jordan Edwards forced Dean Brill into a flying save in the 88th minute, but that was the closest Borough would get to a replay.

“I had eight players out and we’ve had a bad November because of the injuries, but it was a great opportunity for me to showcase my young kids,” said Loizou.

“We showed the future of our football club and no one could turn around and say the future isn’t bright at Haringey Borough.

“Some of our players were superb and even the 18-year-old (Edwards) who came on at the end and nearly scored. It was superb from everyone.”

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