King brace earns a battling point for Athletic at Haringey

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Haringey Borough 2
 Tring Athletic 2

A young Tring Athletic side came away with a hard-earned draw from their trip to Haringey Borough.

Missing 13 players through injury and unavailability, Tring boss Julian Robinson was forced to field nine players aged 22 or younger – and his side did themselves proud against high-flying Haringey.

Striker Stewart King was the star man for Tring, bagging both of his side’s goals to continue his hot streak.

The first chance of the game fell to Haringey’s Joseph O’Cearuill, before King headed narrowly wide at the other end.

It was the home side who took the lead in the 29th minute as Sam Addea was harshly penalised for what looked like a good challenge, giving O’Cearuill the chance to fire home from the spot.

Tring battled back well, though, and were back on level terms within two minutes with a penalty of their own. King was brought down in the area, and the striker dusted himself off to dispatch the spot-kick.

And the visitors took the lead in first half stoppage time. Keeper Adam Robinson’s clearance was collected by Reon Thomas, and he fed King to slot home with aplomb to make it 2-1.

Haringey came out strongly after half-time, however, and restored parity with 68 minutes played.

Dwayne Clarke sent over a good curling cross to the far post and Roland Namquita stole in around the back to grab the equaliser.

That was not the end of the action – Borough skipper Stephen Obeng was shown a red card late on – but neither side could force a winner and the points were shared.