More late pain for Romford

Abbey snatch last-gasp winner

Romford’s Ryman One North play-off hopes took a massive hit after a 3-2 home defeat against Waltham Abbey last night.

Boro looked set to earn a point as Paul Kavanagh and Chris Thomas netted to cancel out earlier goals from Abbey’s Dave Ayres and Emmanuel Osei.

Tyler Campbell wasted a great chance for the visitors when firing over an empty net, but he made up for it in stoppage time with a fine solo effort to snatch all three points.

Romford had seen Enfield Town, Wingate and Tilbury net late goals to deny them victories in the past month.

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And their latest setback leaves Paul Martin’s men seven points adrift of Wingate, who moved up to fifth with a 3-0 win at Thamesmead last night, but with only one game in hand.

Boro will look to bounce back when they host third-placed Brentwood on Saturday and they still have to meet play-off rivals Maldon and Sudbury in the closing weeks of the season.

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But they can ill afford to let too many more points slip from their grasp if they are to complete a promising campaign with a play-off place.

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