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Dereham Town 0 Haringey Borough 2: Magpies’ slim play-off hopes all but over after home defeat

PUBLISHED: 09:17 15 April 2018 | UPDATED: 10:25 15 April 2018

Dereham Town's Danny Beaumont. Picture: Ian Burt

Dereham Town's Danny Beaumont. Picture: Ian Burt

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Two late goals condemned Dereham to their third defeat after a tough week.

Dereham Town's Jamie Forshaw and (8) Sam Borrer challenge for the ball. Picture: Ian BurtDereham Town's Jamie Forshaw and (8) Sam Borrer challenge for the ball. Picture: Ian Burt

With four games remaining and a gap of 11 points between the Magpies, in eighth, and the sixth and final play-off position, the end-of-season shoot-out is all but a dream.

It could have been different: Dereham almost opened the scoring in the second minute when Ashley Jarvis’ header was cleared off the line from Danny Beaumont’s corner.

After a delay for Haringey’s Andre McCollin to be stretchered off, play was even with little between the sides. The visitors created a chance on the left culminating in Lauren Luke side-footing over when well-placed.

The Magpies also came close when Rhys Logan hit a 30-yard diagonal drive just off target in the 23rd minute. Minutes later the wide man gained possession inside his own half and picked out Jarvis with a fine long pass, but the striker guided the ball wide of the far post.

Goalkeeping heroics from Haringey Borough's Valery Pajetet. Picture: Ian BurtGoalkeeping heroics from Haringey Borough's Valery Pajetet. Picture: Ian Burt

Play was equally competitive after the break with defences on top. In the 56th minute Haringey’s Ralston Gabriel fired over from 20 yards and at the other end Sam Borrer’s curler drifted off target.

Haringey missed a good chance with Anthony McDonald firing over from close range after Gabriel’s knock down in the 63rd minute and they then should have taken the lead when Gabriel was put through but lifted the ball over keeper Elliot Pride and the bar.

It was a lack of concentration in the home defence following treatment to the visiting keeper, enabledthe ball to be flicked onto Chinedu McKenzie who netted from close range in the 87th minute and right on time Jordan Edwards scored a second to seal victory and rub salt into Dereham’s wounds.

Dereham: Pride, Castellan, Anema (Ebbage 45), Hinton, Howell, Linford, Logan, Borrer, Jarvis, Forshaw, Beaumont (Wengzik 79).

Dereham Town's captain David Hinton was booked for pulling down his opponent midway through the first half. Picture: Ian BurtDereham Town's captain David Hinton was booked for pulling down his opponent midway through the first half. Picture: Ian Burt

Subs not used: Crisp, Exley, Cox.

Haringey: Paketet, Olufemi, O’Donoghue, Djassi-Sambu, Mitchell, Kirby, Luke (McKenzie 75), Richards, Gabriel, McCollin (Edwards 7), McDonald (Asamoah 75). Subs not used: Stone, Byfield.

Ref: J Crofts. Att: 129

Dereham Town's captain David Hinton was booked for pulling down his opponent midway through the first half. Picture: Ian BurtDereham Town's captain David Hinton was booked for pulling down his opponent midway through the first half. Picture: Ian Burt

Dereham Town skipper David Hinton. Picture: Ian BurtDereham Town skipper David Hinton. Picture: Ian Burt

Dereham Town No.10 Jamie Forshaw. Picture: Ian BurtDereham Town No.10 Jamie Forshaw. Picture: Ian Burt

Dereham Town No.10 Jamie Forshaw. Picture: Ian BurtDereham Town No.10 Jamie Forshaw. Picture: Ian Burt

Dereham Town striker Ashley Jarvis in action against Haringey Borough. Picture: Ian BurtDereham Town striker Ashley Jarvis in action against Haringey Borough. Picture: Ian Burt

Dereham Town striker Ashley Jarvis in action against Haringey Borough. Picture: Ian BurtDereham Town striker Ashley Jarvis in action against Haringey Borough. Picture: Ian Burt

Dereham Town striker Ashley Jarvis in action against Haringey Borough. Picture: Ian BurtDereham Town striker Ashley Jarvis in action against Haringey Borough. Picture: Ian Burt

Dereham Town striker Ashley Jarvis in action against Haringey Borough. Picture: Ian BurtDereham Town striker Ashley Jarvis in action against Haringey Borough. Picture: Ian Burt

Dereham Town's Sam Borrer. Picture: Ian BurtDereham Town's Sam Borrer. Picture: Ian Burt

Dereham Town's Matty Castellan. Picture: Ian BurtDereham Town's Matty Castellan. Picture: Ian Burt

Dereham Town's Matty Castellan. Picture: Ian BurtDereham Town's Matty Castellan. Picture: Ian Burt

Dereham Town's Matty Castellan. Picture: Ian BurtDereham Town's Matty Castellan. Picture: Ian Burt

Dereham Town playmaker Rhys Logan. Picture: Ian BurtDereham Town playmaker Rhys Logan. Picture: Ian Burt

Dereham Town playmaker Rhys Logan. Picture: Ian BurtDereham Town playmaker Rhys Logan. Picture: Ian Burt

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