Romford v Grays; Hastings v Hornchurch
Romford’s Paul Martin is relishing his side’s Ryman One North clash with Julian Dicks’ Grays tonight.
Boro moved up to seventh with a 2-0 win at Ware at the weekend, while Grays slipped to a 2-1 home defeat against Potters Bar.
Another win could lift Martin’s men as high as third and he said: “We’ve got to knuckle down and do the right things against Grays and hope their poor form continues.
“Results have been funny this week and I think they will be all season.
You may also want to watch:
“There’s not any easy games this year. You can’t walk into games thinking they’re a comfy three points.
“We’ve already got 19 points and there’s still eight games before Christmas.”
- 1 Havering parks and gardens five feet under water as rivers burst their banks
- 2 Fines issued to Romford and Upminster restaurants flouting coronavirus restrictions
- 3 Infection rates are now falling in Havering - is lockdown working?
- 4 More than 100 Covid dead at Queen's and King George this week
- 5 Man killed in collision on A13 near Rainham
- 6 Havering and Barking and Dagenham parents 'outraged' at poor quality free school meal replacements
- 7 GPs roll up their sleeves to support colleagues at Queen's Hospital
- 8 Doctors and nurses 'exhausted' as hospitals reach breaking point
- 9 Charity boss hails response after 'army of volunteers' come forward to support vaccine centres
- 10 Pressure on to preserve Upminster trees as council receives almost 200 messages
Martin was forced to play Paul Clayton at right-back at Ware, with Jack Barry out with a groin injury and Richard Oxby sidelined by long-term injury.
But he is more than pleased with how his squad is shaping up this season.
“Ware did the double over us last season and finished below us in the table. We don’t want teams doing doubles over us this year,” added Martin.
“It’s nice we’ve got the squad to shuffle it round and not weaken the side. We’re still getting results.
“It’s strange. We’re winning games and not climbing the table much, but we’ve got a game in hand still and there’s everything to play for.
“It’s a great start, but we’ll get beat along the way. We’re not getting carried away.”
Hornchurch travel to Premier Division rivals Hastings looking to build on their 3-1 win at Bury.
Another away triumph could put Urchins on the brink of the play-off places and they face a Hastings side held to a goalless draw by leaders Lowestoft, who had two men sent off, at the weekend.
Greg Enstone is unavailable, but Billy Coyne and Michael Spencer are both back in the squad after injury and manager Jimmy McFarlane is looking to keep the momentum going.
He said: “Everyone’s fit from Saturday and it’s a boost to have Billy and Michael back.
“I would’ve taken four points from these two away games beforehand and we’re looking forward to tonight.”