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Bostik North: Romford 0 Canvey Island 2

PUBLISHED: 17:26 27 January 2018 | UPDATED: 17:26 27 January 2018

Frustration for Romford keeper James May at Ship Lane (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Frustration for Romford keeper James May at Ship Lane (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Romford suffered a second successive defeat in Bostik North after conceding twice in the last half hour at Ship Lane on Saturday.

Beaten 2-0 at home by fellow strugglers Ware in their last outing 10 days earlier, before trips to Bowers and Billericay fell victim to waterlogged pitches, Boro went close from an early left-wing corner, only to see Jack Giddens turn the ball around the post on seven minutes.

Steve Sheehan headed just wide form a Mitchell Gilbey free-kick on the quarter-hour mark before realising an offside flag had gone up anyway and the hosts were forced into an early change as Hugo Atkinson went off to be replaced by long-serving James Ishmail.

Gilbey saw a shot on the turn beaten away by James May on 23 minutes, but Boro went close at the other end three minutes later when Harry Daly’s free-kick from wide on the right was glanced wide by the head of Chris Taylor, who had netted both Romford goals in their Essex Senior Cup win at Park Lane earlier in the season.

New signing Luke Hornsley headed another chance straight at Giddens, who held on to a Jonathan Nzengo cross-cum-shot around the 32-minute mark.

But the home side had Michael Finneran to thank for an important block to keep out Ryan Melaugh’s low shot, after only half-clearing Gilbey’s cross from the right on 40 minutes.

George Sykes fired over for the Gulls within a minute of the restart, then found Gilbey to tee up George Craddock, whose shot was deflected behind.

The hosts went close on 52 minutes, though, as Harry Daly’s low shot from 20 yards rebounded into the path of Taylor, who was unable to find the finish.

Nzengo fired over before the hour mark, after the referee played advantage following a foul by Harry Norman, but Canvey’s Jake Pitty had a header deflected behind and May had to claw Melaugh’s corner out from under his crossbar.

Play continued to swing from end to end and Boro’s Olu Giwa sent a curling shot just past the top corner from 18 yards.

But Canvey got their noses in front on 64 minutes when a fine through ball by Craddock sent Gilbey clear to round May and slot into the net.

And after a last-ditch tackle from Ashley Dumas denied Craig Jeakins a shot on goal, Canvey made sure of the points on 85 minutes when Sykes cut in from the left and, after Danny Cossington cleared his first angled attempt off the line, he tucked home at the second time of asking.

Defeat leaves Boro just two points above bottom club Cheshunt, following their 2-1 win at Bury Town, and Paul Martin’s men host local rivals and runaway leaders Hornchurch on Wednesday (7.45pm).

Romford: May, Olukoga, Atkinson (Ishmail 15), Cossington, Finneran, Nzengo, Daly, Giwa (Jeakins 71), Taylor (Reynolds 85), Hornsley, Hammond. Unused subs: Coyne, Sykes.

Attendance: 162.

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