Smith snatches late win for Hornchurch

Romford suffer fourth defeat in a row

Lewis Smith was the late hero as Hornchurch came from behind to beat Ryman Premier Division rivals Margate last night.

Urchins, without a goal in their last three outings, found themselves 1-0 down with 13 minutes remaining, after Lawrence Ball’s 37th-minute effort had given Gate a first-half lead.

But Tommy Black fired the home side level and Smith popped up with two minutes left to seal all three points for Jimmy McFarlane’s men.

There was more disappointment for Romford, however, as they fell to a fourth successive defeat.

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Boro were off to a fine start in their Ryman One North clash with Potters Bar, as Paul Kavanagh gave them a second-minute lead.

But Josh Urquhart levelled in the 14th minute and Billy Sentance put the visitors ahead just past the half-hour mark.

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Beaten 3-1 at home by new leaders Needham Market on Saturday, Boro suffered defeat by the same margin as Luke Croll struck a third for Potters Bar five minutes from time, lifting them above Paul Martin’s men in the table.

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