December 10 2013 Latest news:
Sunday, September 1, 2013
FA Cup: Hadleigh United 0 Romford 5
Romford banked £1,925 in FA Cup prize money and earned a trip to Grays with a five-star showing in Suffolk yesterday.
Manager Paul Martin had claimed he wanted cup success more than league glory this season and his men netted four times in the second half to run out comfortable winners.
They will now take on Ryman Premier Division outfit Grays in the first qualifying round at Aveley’s Mill Field base on September 14.
Boro gradually took control after a slow start to force Darren Moyes into action on 20 minutes, when Abs Seymour teed up Kurt Smith for a left-footed drive.
Robbie Norris was off target soon after, before Kris Rose and Shane Wardley went close for the hosts.
The deadlock was broken three minutes before the break, though, when Smith beat his man and found Lewis Francis, who fired home with the outside of his right foot.
Boro doubled their advantage four minutes after the restart when Francis and Seymour combined to find Norris, whose shot was deflected past Moyes for his first goal for the club.
Tom Richardson made it 3-0 just before the hour, heading in George Woodward’s cross, and struck again 10 minutes later.
A Romford free-kick came back off the woodwork and Smith headed the rebound against the crossbar before Richardson eventually bundled the ball home.
Debutant Eddie Hart had a hand in the fifth goal, as his run and pass set up Seymour for a dipping shot into the net on 76 minutes.
And Boro could have added a sixth in injury time when Hart and James Ishmail headed chances just wide.
Hart, signed from Maldon, fired just wide before the final whistle as Boro returned back down the A12 in good spirits.
Romford: Ngoy, Woodward, Oates, Clayton, Ishmail, Dicks, Norris (Sammut 80), Seymour, Smith (Hart 74), Francis, Richardson (Imbert 72).
Subs not used: Ottley, Omand.
Hull City manager Steve Bruce believes that Arsenal have the ability to win the league this season.