Lewis Spurred on by new man Duro­jaiye

For­mer Tot­ten­ham youth needed to pro­vide magic FOOTBALL

Harefield Gazette - - SPORT - By Matt Lewis matt.lewis@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

HAYES & Yead­ing United man­ager Tris­tan Lewis has made for­mer Tot­ten­ham and Nor­wich City young­ster Olu­mide Duro­jaiye his latest sign­ing af­ter one of the cra­zi­est games he has ever been in­volved in at the week­end.

Lewis was sent to the stands dur­ing the fiery 3-1 de­feat at Maid­stone on Satur­day af­ter see­ing his protests over an al­leged el­bow on striker El­liott Benyon fall on deaf ears and show­ing frus­tra­tion over de­ci­sions go­ing against the Bea­cons­field Road club.

United hope to have Duro­jaiye added to their ranks in time for the week­end visit of Bas­ing­toke Town and will be hop­ing the midfielder r can con­jure up some of the magic that saw him play Premier League re­serve team football for Spurs at the ten­der age of just 14.

Duro­jaiye had a spell out of the game fol­low­ing his re­lease from Tot­ten­ham, although he bat­tled back to earn a deal at Nor­wich and was most re­cently play­ing Ry­man Premier League football for Enfield Town.

Lewis will be hop­ing his de­but yields more joy than the trip to Maid­stone and the Hayes & Yead­ing chief reck­ons it is about time lady luck started smil­ing on United as they look to put their re­cent woes be­hind them against the men from Hamp­shire.

“I was dis­il­lu­sioned af­ter the game on Satur­day,” he said. “It was a tough one to swal­low and at the mo­ment ev­ery key de­ci­sion is go­ing against us. Satur­day was one of the cra­zi­est first halves of football I’ve ever seen.

“We told the ref­eree about the blocks on set plays be­fore the game and he did noth­ing about them and they scored from their first one.

“We got a penalty when Alex Os­born was clean through on goal and the ref didn’t send their player off. We missed it, then eight sec­onds later Ed San­ders did the same thing and got sent off.

“I agree that he was righ right to send Ed off, but you have to be con­sis­tent. It r re­ally grated on us and we should’ve been a man bet bet­ter off and in­stead we were down to 10.

“El­liott was el­bowed in the face straight in fro front of the dugout and no not one of the of­fi­cials di did any­thing about it. Th The ball was gone and an el­bow was thrown.

“I’m not go­ing to ta take that and nei­ther willill my staff.ff I asked the ref­eree how he hadn’t seen it and I was then sent off.

“It was one of those games. Days like that make you ques­tion whether you want to be in­volved in it, but we’ll keep­ing go­ing.

“Credit to the lads be­cause they didn’t throw the towel in and put in a good per­for­mance in the sec­ond half.

“I would never say that the ta­ble lies, we prob­a­bly de­serve to be where we are, but the de­ci­sions are very dif­fi­cult to take right now.”

Hayes & Yead­ing should be boosted by the re­turn of re­li­able duo Ben Ger­ring and Adam Everitt from in­jury for this week­end’s game.

n BAT­TLING BACK: (Above) Olu­mide Duro­jaiye (right) dur­ing his Tot­ten­ham days with for­mer Spurs keeper Heurelho Gomes; (inset) Hayes & Yead­ing boss Tris­tan Lewis

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