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Tough trips for Hornchurch, Romford


Ryman Premier Division

Lewes v Hornchurch

Table-topping Urchins travel down to Sussex to take on Lewes tomorrow.

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Both sides enjoyed FA Trophy success last weekend, Hornchurch grabbing a last-minute winner at Wingate, while Lewes saw off Cray by the same 2-1 margin.

And both were handed away trips in the next round: Hornchurch visit Harrow, while Lewes go to Harlow on November 5.

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It’s all about the three points this weekend, though, and Hornchurch can travel with confidence thanks to their fine away form this term.

Jimmy McFarlane’s men have won six of their eight matches on the road to date and only a fool would bet against them possibly extending that run.

Ryman Division 1N

Potters Bar v Romford

Boro visit mid-table rivals Potters Bar after suffering their third defeat in four matches last weekend.

A below-par display led to a 2-1 home loss against Leiston but manager Paul Martin is remaining upbeat.

“We’re punching above our weight. I’m not beating myself up about it,” said Martin.

“I’ve taken a reality check. We’re one point away from our Christmas target so we’re on schedule.”

Romford turn their attentions to the Essex Senior Cup next week, when Conference outfit Braintree visit Mill Field on Tuesday.

Alan Devonshire’s men are making good progress following last season’s promotion, beating Darlington 3-1 at the weekend.

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