Romford hoping for big crowd
Our guide to the weekend’s fixtures
Ryman Division 1N
Romford v Soham Town Rangers
Romford manager Paul Martin is hoping for plenty of goals as the club look to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital
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Boro hope to fill the main stand at their Ship Lane base (RM19 1YN) with their home colours or blue and gold as part of ‘Non League Day’.
Everyone paying entry of �10 adults, �7 concessions and �2 children will be given a free t-shirt to wear, with �2 from every admission being donated to the GOSH children’s charity.
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Martin said: “We’re all for helping the kids and it’s a good charity to support. If we can get 200, I’ll be happy.
“I’m expecting it to be an end-to-end game and I’ll be disappointed if there’s not a few goals.”
Boro edged to a 1-0 success over Chatham in midweek, while Soham were putting six past Harlow.
Romford have also agreed a ticket deal with neighbours Aveley, whose match against Brentwood starts at 1pm at Mill Field (RM15 4SJ).
Those who wish to watch both matches can do so for �10 and are invited to put �2 in the collection bucket for GOSH at Romford’s match, which kicks off at 3pm.
Staines v Hornchurch
Urchins head west to take on Staines, looking to maintain their good recent form on the road.
Jimmy McFarlane’s men have won at Basingstoke and Maidenhead in their last two road trips, but had to settle for a 2-2 draw against Havant on home turf last weekend.
Martin Tuohy put them ahead with his fifth goal of the season, but the visitors struck twice in four minutes to turn things around, before substitute Leon McKenzie rescued a point.
Staines, meanwhile, have been leaking goals, conceding eight in their last two outings after a 4-3 midweek defeat at Eastleigh.
Urchins – sponsored by The Ring Boxing Club, London – return to Bridge Avenue on Tuesday when they host rivals Billericay in an Essex Senior Cup tie. Admission has been reduced for the derby clash to �8 adults and �4 concessions.