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Hornchurch, Romford return to league action

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Hornchurch v Tooting & Mitcham

Urchins extended their unbeaten run to nine games with their 3-0 FA Trophy success at Bideford at the weekend.

Rickie Hayles, captain Elliot Styles and Tommy Black were on target in Devon to earn the club �4,000 in prize money and a trip to Ashford Town (Middx) in the next round.

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They return to the bread and butter of league action tonight, looking to maintain their push for a play-off place.

Honours finished even when these two sides met in south London earlier this season, as Jonathan Hunt’s penalty cancelled out a Phillip Williams goal.

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But the Terrors arrive at Bridge Avenue on the back of their worst league defeat in nine years, following a 5-0 home reverse at the hands of Carshalton on Saturday.

Ryman Division 1N Romford v Great Wakering Rovers

Boro’s bubble burst a little bit as they bowed out of the FA Trophy at Conference South Boreham Wood.

And manager Paul Martin will hope there is no hangover from the 3-0 defeat.

Martin spoke of his players needing to get right back on track following any potential Trophy exit and he will have in-form striker Alex Read [7 goals in 5 games] available for selection, along with Kurt Smith, after both were cup-tied at the weekend.

Boro slipped from third to sixth at the weekend, but have games in hand on most of their rivals as they welcome mid-table Rovers to Mill Field.

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