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Hornchurch, Romford seek treasures
Bideford v Hornchurch
URCHINS go west in search of Trophy treasure, hoping not to fall under any spells in Devon.
The last-ever hangings for witchcraft in England came after the Bideford Witch Trial of 1682, where Temperance Lloyd, Mary Trembles and Susannah Edwards were found guilty.
Jimmy McFarlane’s men are unbeaten in eight league and cup games and will be looking to avoid an upset against a Southern League Division One side from one step below them in the non-league pyramid.
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Urchins are making the 260-mile trip today to help pre-match preparations and the outlay will prove worth it if they can bank the �4,000 prize money by winning tomorrow’s tie.
Boreham Wood v Romford
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- 2 'Important' ATMs removed from Romford shopping mall
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- 7 ATMs to be reinstalled in shopping mall in 'more prominent location'
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- 10 Romford man gets community order for causing pensioner's crash death
BORO make a significantly shorter journey for their Trophy assignment, but those pesky roadworks on the M25 will ensure it is not all plain sailing.
Paul Martin’s men are, like their Havering neighbours, in cracking form of late but will be the underdogs against Conference South table-proppers Wood.
Seven goals in five games would have made Alex Read a shoe-in for selection, were he not cup-tied, but Toran Senghore has proven himself up to the task for Boro this season in attack.
Success has been built on solid defence and goalkeeping, though, and a sneaky 1-0 win would not be a massive surprise, even if the pyramid suggests otherwise.