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Hornchurch, Romford look to bounce back

Ryman Premier

Hornchurch v Margate

Urchins have slipped to tenth in the table, following Saturday’s 2-0 home defeat against Horsham.

They remain four points off a play-off spot, with two games in hand on fifth-placed Cray, and won 2-1 at Margate in the FA Trophy earlier this season, thanks to a last-minute goal from captain Elliot Styles.

That came in the middle of an 11-game unbeaten run, but since going out of the Trophy at Ashford Town (Middx), Urchins proved inconsistent in January, winning three, drawing one and losing three.

Jimmy McFarlane’s men have gone three games without a win and will be keen to get back on track at Bridge Avenue.

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French striker Franck Koudaya, 22, has joined the club, having played for Huddersfield and Accrington Stanley recently.

Ryman Div 1N

Romford v Potters Bar Town

Boro will look to end a run of three successive defeats tonight.

Paul Martin’s men fell to a 3-1 defeat against Needham Market – who took over at the top of the table – on Saturday.

And that defeat came on the back of losses at Brentwood and Dulwich Hamlet, whose two-goal hero in that league cup tie, 17-year-old Paul McCallum, joined West Ham on transfer deadline day yesterday.

Martin has strengthened his attacking options by persuading Petrit Elbi to return to the club and will be hoping his side can pile on the misery for Potters Bar, who slumped to a 6-0 defeat against Sudbury in their last outing.

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