Rangers rob Romford; Hornchurch keeper hurt in defeat

Small return for Ryman rivals

Romford 3 Soham Town Rangers 3

Romford were denied Ryman Division One North victory after a late Rangers goal on Saturday.

Only two minutes of normal time were left when Matthew Robinson looped the ball over Lamar Joseph-Johnson to earn the visitors a draw at Mill Field.

Boro had fallen behind after 11 minutes, but were back on terms soon after when Nick Reynolds converted a cross from Joe Oates.

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Luke Hipwell’s powerful shot put Soham 2-1 up just before the half hour, but Kurt Smith levelled with a strong volley before the break.

And after Smith’s shot was scooped off the line by Daniel Bircham, Reynolds claimed his second goal to put Boro 3-2 up.

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The home side could not hold on to their lead, though, and needed to provide some stubborn resistance during eight minutes of injury time to deny Soham a winner.

Hornchurch 0 Horsham 2

Urchins slumped to a disappointing defeat after losing goalkeeper Darren Behcet to injury in the 19th minute.

Behcet collided with Elliot Styles at a corner and the captain had to don the gloves with no substitute keeper on the bench.

Martin Tuohy had claims for a penalty waved away, after his shirt appeared to be pulled while he was in the act of shooting.

After Behcet’s exit, Lewis Smith and Tambeson Eyong fired over for the hosts before Tony Nwachukwu put Horsham ahead from the spot, after Dave McSweeney was penalised.

Frankie Curley was shown a straight red card for a mistimed tackle late on and Conor Hider rubbed salt in the wounds with a second Horsham goal in injury time.

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