Winning weekend for rivals

Hornchurch, Romford succeed on travels

Romford and Hornchurch both celebrated away wins as they kept their play-off bids on track at the weekend.

Boro recorded their second successive 3-2 win in Ryman One North, beating Cheshunt on Saturday, having come from behind to beat Heybridge by the same margin in their previous outing.

Urchins, meanwhile, completed the double over Ryman Premier Division rivals Cray, with Jonathan Hunt netting both their goals in a 2-1 success at Bromley on Sunday.

Paul Kavanagh put Romford ahead from the penalty spot after 27 minutes and Toran Senghore’s shot doubled the advantage early in the second half.

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Cheshunt replied on the hour as Bradley Harrison’s looping header beat Adam Rafis, but Paul Martin’s men went 3-1 up in the 85th minute as substitute Perry Burns poked home from close range on his debut.

Harrison replied with a last-minute penalty, but Boro held on for the points to stay in fifth place, with games in hand on the teams above them, ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Tilbury.

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Hunt struck from the spot after only 10 minutes to put Urchins ahead at Cray and also hit a post from a free-kick before half-time.

The former Birmingham midfielder made it 2-0 just before the hour and, although the home side gave themselves late hope with a reply, Hornchurch returned with the points.

Jimmy McFarlane’s men remain in seventh place, but are only a point off the top five.

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