Abbey rob Romford of victory

PUBLISHED: 09:16 14 October 2015 | UPDATED: 09:16 14 October 2015

Chinedu McKenzie put Romford ahead at Tilbury (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Chinedu McKenzie put Romford ahead at Tilbury (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Ryman North: Waltham Abbey 1 Romford 1

Romford were denied a much-needed win by a late Waltham Abbey equaliser at Capershotts last night.

Boro went into the match on the back of a 2-1 defeat at high-flying Thamesmead at the weekend, having also been drawn away to Abbey in the third round of the essex Senior Cup.

Paul Martin’s men had won 2-0 when the sides met at Ship Lane only two weeks earlier, thanks to goals either side of the break from Nick Reynolds and Connor Goldstone.

And they got their noses in front in this quick return meeting as recent recruit Chinedu McKenzie netted his third goal in three matches.

McKenzie ran onto a George Woodward throw-in to open the scoring on 20 minutes and the visitors remained on top for most of the first half, with Michael Gooch only called upon once to make a save of any note.

Abbey had the better of the second half, although Ryan Boswell shone for Boro, and snatched a point six minutes from time through Christian Assombalonga.

With Greg Akpele and Dan Cossington having picked up injuries at the weekend, Boro lost Sam Burton with a suspected broken collarbone late on and find themselves 17th in the table ahead of their derby with struggling Redbridge, who fell to the bottom of the table after their 5-1 loss at Tilbury, at Ship Lane on Saturday.

Romford: Gooch, Boswell, Woodward, Frew, Burton, Tubey (Scott 73), Goldstone, Giddings (Farrell 56), Marfo, McKenzie, Culham (Stanley 54). Unused subs: Potter, Reynolds.

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