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Rivals look to end 2011 on a high


Ryman Premier Division

Canvey v Hornchurch (2pm)

Urchins moved to within a point of top spot thanks to their 1-0 win at Billericay on Tuesday.

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Tommy Black struck the only goal of the game on the hour at New Lodge, as Jimmy McFarlane’s men recorded their 10th away league win in 11 outings this season.

And they will hope to maintain that excellent run of form on the road as they seek revenge at Park Lane.

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Canvey won 2-1 when the two sides met at Bridge Avenue at the start of the season, but go into this meeting on the back of a 2-0 home defeat against rivals Concord on Boxing Day.

Ryman Division 1N

Redbridge v Romford (3pm)

Boro boss Paul Martin wants his men to get a result at Oakside and finish December unbeaten in league action.

A second-half brace from Abs Seymour led Romford to a superb 2-1 Boxing Day success at high-flying Grays, making it seven games without defeat.

But Redbridge’s FA Cup heroes continued their climb away from the bottom of the table with a 4-1 success over Waltham Forest.

Motormen made it through to the second round proper for the first time in their history this season, before bowing out at League Two high-flyers Crawley.

And Martin, who completes a two-game touchline ban this weekend, revealed opposite number Terry Spillane “always gives me a tough game”.

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