Search

Park push leaders for extra point

16:19 06 March 2014

Steve Barfoot scores a try for Romford & Gidea Park against Westcliff (pic: DNR Glover)

Steve Barfoot scores a try for Romford & Gidea Park against Westcliff (pic: DNR Glover)

Archant

London Div 1N: Romford & GP 14 Westcliff 15

Romford & Gidea Park gave London One North leaders Westcliff a fright before succumbing to a 15-14 defeat at Crow Lane.

Veteran Steve Barfoot opened the scoring with a try in the left corner, which Ross Inwood converted, to put the hosts on top at half time, as former chairman Glyn Johns celebrated his 75th birthday.

But Dave Cosgrove drove over for Westcliff in the second half and Bannister touched down on 69 minutes, with Jones converting.

Undeterred, Romford rallied and Ross Inwood slid over with five minutes left to level, before edging his side in front with a touchline conversion.

But Westcliff forced their way into the home half and won a penalty, which was successfully converted to leave Park with two bonus points for their efforts in a losing cause.

Manager Kevin Butler said: “It was a big test and I feel we passed that test. We were very unlucky not to get the win after a brilliant game.

“A lot of work was done during the winter while the pitches were out of action, with the boys training inside and on 3G pitches, and it has paid off.

“We go to Diss this weekend with a full squad hoping to get a win there for the first time in 14 years.”

0 comments

Latest Sport Stories

Ashley Hemmings of Dagenham & Redbridge scores the second goal (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Sky Bet League Two: Dagenham & Redbridge 3 Cheltenham Town 1

Yesterday, 17:02
Liverpool's Raheem Sterling celebrates his goal during the Barclays Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday January 31, 2015.

The Hammers still haven’t won at Anfield since 1963

Fri, 21:05
Matt Partridge of Dagenham & Redbridge is treated after suffering an injury against Oxford United (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Wayne Burnett has a relatively fit squad to choose from for Daggers Against Racism Day

Fri, 18:00
Hornchurch manager Jim McFarlane (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Billy Roast signs contract after Colchester United release defender

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
Family Notices 24
Our trusted business finder

People thought the Deputy Prime Minister was pretty funny actually.

Brothers: The David Haines Story, will be broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland at 10.30am on Sunday.

Over £30,000 has been raised in a couple of days for a mugging victim, despite the goal only being set at £500.