One is enough for Hornchurch and Romford

Urchins and Boro seal slender wins

Hornchurch and Romford both recorded 1-0 wins in their respective Ryman League assignments at the weekend.

High-flying Urchins were made to work hard for the Premier Division points at Leatherhead.

And below-par Romford saw off Great Wakering Rovers in Division One North at Mill Field.

Jimmy McFarlane’s Hornchurch looked set to return with a point from lowly Leatherhead as defences dominated.


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But leading scorer Martin Tuohy headed an injury-time winner, his 13th of the season, to make it nine away wins from 10 matches.

Romford, meanwhile, grabbed their winner after 68 minutes when captain Paul Clayton converted a free-kick from close range.

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Abs Seymour was sent off for a second bookable offence in the closing stages, but Boro held on for a victory which lifted them back up to tenth place.

Both clubs focus their attentions on Essex Senior Cup action tomorrow night.

Urchins visit League One side Colchester, having lost 6-0 on their previous trip to the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

They also lost 2-1 to their full-time rivals in the delayed 2010 final at Bridge Avenue

Boro entertain Canvey, having knocked Conference side Braintree out in the previous round.

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