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Ryman Premier Division

Hornchurch v Aveley

After the highs of their FA Trophy replay success at Farnborough in midweek, Urchins must quickly refocus on their league promotion push.


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Thoughts of the January 14 trip to Grimsby will have to be put on the backburner as improving Millers come to Bridge Avenue.

Former Urchins midfielder Lee Hodges took over as Mill Field boss from Carl Griffiths last month and took four points from his first two games in charge.

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His reshaped Millers put up a fight at table-topping Billericay on Tuesday, but had Harry Milton sent off for two bookable offences before falling to a 2-1 defeat at New Lodge.

Urchins have seen defender Ronnie Fletcher leave for Tooting, having produced some solid displays since returning to the club following his original release.

Ryman Division 1N

Romford v Tilbury

Unbeaten in their last five league matches, Boro welcome fifth-placed Dockers to Mill Field in their last outing before Christmas.

New loan signing Ellis Skidmore put Paul Martin’s men 2-0 up after only seven minutes at Sudbury last weekend, before the hosts hit back to earn a draw.

Martin also gave a debut to young Kane Messenger, who had been playing local football and was used as a 65th-minute substitute for Jack Barry.

Abs Seymour misses this game due to suspension and Chris Barry is unavailable, but Martin is hoping his squad can secure the win which will take them through the 30-point barrier and keep them on the fringes of the play-off race.

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