Norwich United 0 Haringey Borough 2: Planters lose out in opener

Norwich United's Andy Eastaugh put through his own net against Haringey Borough. Picture by Seb Daly

Norwich United's Andy Eastaugh put through his own net against Haringey Borough. Picture by Seb Daly/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Seb Daly/Focus Images Limited

Norwich United fell to a two-goal opening day defeat at the hands of last season's play-off semi-finalists Haringey Borough.

With the Planters fielding four debutants – Ben Lewis, Tom Rampling, Dan Crosby and Lee Will – they got off to the worst possible start when a cross into the area was headed into his own net by an under pressure Andy Eastaugh with just six minutes on the clock.

The Planters had chances to score before the break and hit the Boro bar through a Sam Watts header after the interval but they were consistently met by a resilient visiting defence.

With the hosts pressing for an equaliser it was the visitors who wrapped up a hard earned victory when they broke quickly and late substitute Michael Ademayui, who had only been on the pitch for three minutes, sealed the points with just two minutes left in the game.

Norwich will be looking to bounce back from their opening day loss when they travel to Soham Town Rangers on Tuesday evening.


You may also want to watch:


Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus