Hornchurch keep up title chase

Romford sink Soham

Hornchurch maintained their pursuit of Ryman Premier Division leaders Billericay with victory at relegated Horsham.

Goals from leading scorer Martin Tuohy, Lewis Smith and Leon McKenzie — his first for the club — sealed a 3-0 win in Sussex to keep Jimmy McFarlane’s men in second place.

They trail Billericay by seven points, with one game in hand against Margate tomorrow (Tuesday) and a crunch top-of-the-table clash to come at Bridge Avenue at Easter.

Smith and McKenzie combined to set up Tuohy’s 25th goal of the campaign in the first half.

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And Smith raced away to fire home his 18th of the season from a tight angle on the hour.

Tuohy crossed for McKenzie to open his account with 14 minutes remaining as Urchins claimed their 14th away win of the season.

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Romford recorded back-to-back wins for the first time this season in Ryman One North thanks to a 2-1 success at Soham Town Rangers.

Boro fell behind after only three minutes when Dan Cotton curled his shot past Elliott Anderson and Jack Barry saw an equaliser ruled out for offside soon after.

Kurt Smith levelled late in the first half, taking his tally to 16, after good work from Wale Odedoyin and Hussain Isa.

And Boro made sure of all three points late on when Barry lashed home Isa’s cross from close range to keep hopes of a top-half finish alive.

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