Bostik North: Ware 0 Romford 2

PUBLISHED: 20:27 07 April 2018

Carlos Djalo celebrates a goal for Romford (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Carlos Djalo celebrates a goal for Romford (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Romford gave their hopes of avoiding the drop a massive boost with a win at Wodson Park on Saturday.

Goals in each half from Carlos Djalo and Danny Cossington sealed three vital points for Boro and extended their unbeaten run to four matches.

And it also cut the gap at the bottom of the table to just three points, as nearest rivals Norwich United lost 3-0 at home to Aveley.

The Planters are due to visit Ship Lane in a crucial six-pointer on Wednesday.

Boro boss Paul Martin made two changes to his starting line-up from last weekend’s draw at Soham Town Rangers, as Djalo and Cossington came in for Kai Heather and Kris Newby.

And the visitors took the lead on 26 minutes when Djalo produced a calm finish from the penalty spot to beat home goalie Harry Voss.

Boro douled their advantage just eight minutes into the second half through Cossington, but they were then forced to replace keeper Rob Budd before the hour mark.

All-time record goalscorer Nick Reynolds took up the gloves, as Mario Gjini came off the bench, but Martin’s men dug in to protect their lead, with Chiduben Onokwai and Greg Akpele also offering fresh legs off the bench in the closing stages to ensure they came away with victory.

Another triumph in midweek and they will really start to believe that the great escape from relegation is on.

Romford; Budd (Gjini 56), Nzengo, Mvemba, Potter, Okoye, Cossington, Olukoga, Taylor, Reynolds, Djalo (Akpele 82), Okoh (Onokwai 76). Unused subs: Marfo, Heather.

Attendance: 62.

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