Away day joy for Levy Green at Haringey

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Leverstock Green recorded another confidence-boosting result as they returned from a difficult midweek trip to Haringey Borough with all three points.

Ross Miller was the hero for Levy, pouncing with 15 minutes to go to secure all three points for his side.

Green manager Steve Benitez was missing several key players, and his side made a nervy start to the match.

Leverstock gave the ball away too often in their own half, but fortunately the home side did not have their shooting boots on as Roland Namquita and Richard Worrell both fired wide.

After 25 minutes on the back foot, a solid ten minutes got Levy back into the game, and Adam Hallissey’s dipping long range effort was tipped over the bar by home keeper Austin Byfield in the 32nd minute.

The second half was a much more even affair as Levy held onto the ball better and got their passing game going.

Haringey continued to miss chances, with Rickelle Christian hitting his shot straight at Green keeper Tom Coulton, while Tobi Akin had a good effort for Green after 55 minutes which flew just over the bar.

In the 64th minute, Green manager Steve Benitez made his first change, bringing on Ioan Vranceanu for Akin, and Levy switched to a more direct game.

It proved to be effective as the visitors began to look the more likely side to score, and Hallissey forced an unconventional from Byfield.

In the 75th minute, the crucial moment arrived as Levy won a free-kick just inside the Haringey half.

Ben Butler played the ball sideways to Marvin Tabi, who lofted a cross into the box. Byfield could only flap at the delivery and Miller pounced to hook the ball into the unguarded net to put his side 1-0 up.

From then on it was a case of hanging on and, despite some late scares, Levy held firm to earn the three points.