Search

No reward for rusty Romford

08:52 23 January 2014

Paul Clayton is claiming Romford

Paul Clayton is claiming Romford's first goal at Chatham after deflecting Tom Richardson's shot into the net (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 DataCo Licencing restrictions

Ryman Div 1N: Romford 0 Harlow 1

Romford made their long-awaited to return to action at Ship Lane last night, but Scott Curley’s 50th-minute goal sent them to defeat against Harlow.

Boro had been without match action since their 4-0 win at Waltham Forest on December 14, due to a spate of postponements for waterlogged pitches.

And that delay meant boss Paul Martin had still to complete a five-match stadium ban, but he should now be back in the dugout for the trip to Chatham on Saturday.

An above-average crowd of 104 was in attendance but had little to them warm during a scrappy first half.

And Curley came off the bench during the interval for his first appearance since late November to fire the winner for Hawks soon after the restart.

The visitors were reduced to 10 men just before the hour, when captain Darren Blewitt was shown a straight red card.

But Boro could not make the extra man count and are looking nervously over their shoulders at the relegation zone.

Romford: Omand, Ottley (Norris 79), Woodward, Barry, Toms, Clayton, Oates, Seymour, Imbert, Reynolds, Jones (Richardson 65). Unused subs: Truman, Ishmail, Ngoy.

Harlow: May, Barnard, Eadie, O’Donoghue, Urquhart, Blewitt, G Smith, Muguo, Read, Antoine, J Smith. Subs: Williams, Curley, Martin, Knowles.

0 comments

Latest Sport Stories

20 minutes ago
Romford manager Paul Martin. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Romford manager Paul Martin is urging his senior players to start delivering the goods as they bid to move away from the Ryman North danger zone.

12:45
New London Raiders signing Liam Chong (back row, centre) played for Romford's under-18s in the 2007-8 season

Talented forward joins ranks

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

After defeat against Southport midweek, Carlisle United fixture has great significance

11:00
Romford celebrate their third goal against Havering (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Derby defeat for leaders

Most read sport

WW100

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

News from your area

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition

Even for Buffalo – one of the US’s snowiest places – the weather has been extreme,

#NotVotingUkip was labelled a welcome reassurance by some of the Twitterati.

It’s OK-ish, but the value stems from Hitler’s signature.

MP Greg Hands expressed his condolences in a series of tweets about the accident.