Boro battle to point

Stalemate with Swifts

ROMFORD battled to a hard-earned Ryman One North point in a 0-0 draw with high-flying Heybridge last night.

Boro had the first chance of note when Abs Seymour flashed a shot wide, but it took a one-handed save from Adam Rafis to deny Ricky Griggs.

Rafis also thwarted Swifts skipper Danny Barber, but Joe Pearman was just off-target at the other end, under pressure from Chris Thomas.

The hosts had a let-off four minutes before the break when Reece Morgan’s 20-yard effort came back off a post.

And they came under increasing pressure after the restart, with Rafis saving from Morgan and Chris Bryan.

Ollie Morris-Sanders saved at his near post to keep out a Danny Rafis volley as Boro rallied in the closing quarter of an hour.

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Bryan’s shot was kept out by the foot of Adam Rafis, before Danny Rafis saw his header cleared, after Morris-Sanders misjudged a deep cross.

Rafis went close again, when his header flew across the face of goal from a late corner, but a point helped Paul Martin’s move up one place to seventh.

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