Planters fall to opening day defeat
Boro return home with the points
Norwich United 0 Haringey Borough 2
Bostick League North Division
Norwich United fell to a two goal opening day defeat at the hands of last seasons 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.
Planters: Wilton, Lewis, Rampling, Crosby (Wones 74), Watts (Cheese 86), Eastaugh, Jones, Speller, Will (Jackson 74), Henery, Hipperson.