Bostik North: Romford 1 Witham Town 1
PUBLISHED: 08:20 01 October 2017
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Romford had to settle for a point after letting a lead slip at Ship Lane.
Beaten 3-1 by Cheshunt on Wednesday, Boro gave a debut to Vlad Sighiartau and the former Newham striker made an impressive start for Paul Martin’s side.
Sighiartau hit the post with a header but had a hand in the Boro goal as his clever backheel sent James Ishmail through on goal and when his shot was saved by Devon Jeggo, Chris Taylor was able to follow up and score from a tight angle on the stroke of half time.
Taylor had scored in a 2-1 win over Witham last season, but the visitors were back on terms just past the hour mark when a free kick was quickly taken midway inside Boro’s half and Tim Monsheju beat Michael Gooch with a low drive.
But the home side might have regained the lead when Craig Jeakins fired into the side netting with team-mates waiting for a pull back, although ex-Boro striker Ryan Imbert did rattle Gooch’s crossbar with a header at the other end.
A point did at least allow Boro to end a six-game losing streak in the league and they now have a full week to prepare for their FA Trophy tie against Hastings next weekend.
Romford: Gooch, Olukoga, Atkinson, Cossington, Finnnernan, Ishmail, Dicks, Jeakins (Clarke 74), Sighiartau, Taylor, Hammond (Nzengo 54). Unused subs: Brown, Giwa, S Reynolds.