Search

Gidea Park & Romford ready to go again

14:00 09 May 2014

Gidea Park & Romford captain Chris Collier is looking for his side to get the new season off to a good start (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Gidea Park & Romford captain Chris Collier is looking for his side to get the new season off to a good start (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO c/o 27 Plaiters Way, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3LR - Editorial Use ONLY - FA Premier League and Football League images are subject to Licencing restrictions

Few changes at Gallows Corner

Gidea Park & Romford captain Chris Collier is hoping a settled side can make their mark in Division Two this year.

Park host Leigh at Gallows Corner tomorrow (Saturday), having edged to a friendly win over Horndon last weekend.

That came after a heavy defeat against Hornchurch and a cup exit at the hands of Billericay and Collier said: “Obviously Hornchurch have had a headline signing with Roy Smith, but we’re pretty much the same as last year with personnel. We haven’t lost anyone.

“Sarvesh Damle is back, which is a positive and our youngsters are a year older, so hopefully they can kick on to the next level.”

Collier will be looking for the likes of Chris McKie, Sam Hewitt and Jamal Francis, among others, to make their mark in what he expects to be a tight division.

He added: “It was a poor performance against Hornchurch in our first game of the year, but Billericay are a decent side and we had a good win against Horndon.

“Everyone contributed on a tricky wicket and we bowled and fielded well in a tight game, which was good practice.

“It should be a close league and we want to start well, try and get a few early wins and build momentum.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Romford Sports News

Yesterday, 18:01
Essex head coach Chris Silverwood (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

County chase victory to seal home quarter-final

Yesterday, 16:51
Joe Widdowson of Dagenham & Redbridge and Jake Reeves of AFC Wimbledon  (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Friendly: Dagenham & Redbridge 0 AFC Wimbledon 1

Fri, 21:35
The Essex squad pose in their NatWest T20 Blast kit at Chelmsford (pic: PA)

Rain cannot dampen Ravi’s mood too much

Fri, 17:00
Upminster celebrate getting a wicket (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Young team bounced back from defeat at Hadleigh on July 16 to earn impressive victory at promotion rivals Southend last weekend

Fri, 16:00
Hornchurch's Tom Moore (left) looks on with team mate Marc Whitlock. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

Tom Moore’s partnership with last man Marc Whitlock nearly got the 2015 Division One champions another win on Saturday

Fri, 15:00
Harold Wood skipper Richard Brabner (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Both sides looking for key points in race for promotion

Fri, 14:00
George Purcell in action for Hornchurch. Pic: MARK HODSMAN/TGS PHOTO

Ryman North club have scored nine times in five pre-season matches so far this summer and have two more coming up in the next few days

Fri, 13:00
Craig Robson of Dagenham & Redbridge challenges Leyton Orient's Ollie Palmer for the ball (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers centre back excited to get going after joining from Bognor Regis Town

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

Which book character do you share cleaning habits with?

Whether you have more in common with put-upon Cinderella, emotionally turbulent Jane Eyre, or easily distracted Mole, you’re sure to appreciate that one lucky winner will receive four sessions of free cleaning. Enter our quiz for your chance to win. All runners up will get £10 off their first clean when making a repeat booking.

£15k prize bundle

Imagine having the opportunity to win an incredible £15,000 bundle of some of the most amazing prizes available. Well, for one lucky contest entrant that dream could soon become a reality because we at MyOffers are offering an incredible free prize bundle that will make even the most hardened person wild with excitement.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now