Cup cheer for Romford

Hornchurch bounce back in league

Romford booked their place in the first qualifying round of the FA Cup with a 3-2 win over Royston Town yesterday.

And Boro’s cup success came on the back of a Ryman Premier Division win for Hornchurch over Met Police on Saturday.

Wale Odedoyin put Romford ahead in the 11th minute at Mill Field, but a mix-up in defence allowed Dalton O’Brien to level before half-time.

Jack Barry restored Boro’s lead early in the second half and they remained on top before making it 3-1 in the 70th minute through Abs Seymour.

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Spartan South Midlands League Royston pulled a goal back thanks to Ryan Lockett with two minutes remaining, but Boro’s defence held firm to set up a trip to Cheshunt or Southend Manor, who face a replay after their goalless draw on Saturday.

Hornchurch returned to winning ways, following three successive defeats, with a 2-0 victory at Met Police.

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Joe Woolley made his debut in goal for Urchins and made an important save in the early part of the second half to keep the scoreline blank.

The deadlock was broken in the 72nd minute when Michael Spencer started a move which ended with Martin Tuohy glancing the ball home.

And Urchins doubled their advantage six minutes later when Spencer and Tuohy combined before Jo Flack calmly converted.

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