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FA Cup boost for Romford

PUBLISHED: 13:03 31 August 2014 | UPDATED: 13:03 31 August 2014

Nick Reynolds netted his first goal of the season as Romford beat St Margaretsbury in the FA Cup (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Nick Reynolds netted his first goal of the season as Romford beat St Margaretsbury in the FA Cup (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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FA Cup: St Margaretsbury 0 Romford 4

Paul Clayton (front) and Romford team-mates celebrate their FA Cup win at St Margaretsbury with a dressing room selfie (pic; Paul Clayton)Paul Clayton (front) and Romford team-mates celebrate their FA Cup win at St Margaretsbury with a dressing room selfie (pic; Paul Clayton)

Paul Clayton is hoping Romford’s big FA Cup preliminary round win over St Margaretsbury can set them off on a good run of results.

Manager Paul Martin had said he would pick a good cup run over a higher league placing this season, given the choice, and saw Boro bank £1,950 in prize money and a home tie with Ryman Premier Division side Bury on September 13 thanks to goals from Abs Seymour, Ryan Imbert, Nick Reynolds and captain Jack Barry.

And victory provided a perfect tonic, following disappointing league defeats against Maldon and Great Wakering during the recent Bank Holiday weekend.

Clayton said: “It’s a great result for the club. Credit to Magic, he got the tactics spot on.

“It was a good team performance and everyone did their jobs.

“Hopefully we can go on a run now and kickstart our season.”

Seymour broke the deadlock on 24 minutes, with hotshot Imbert netting his sixth goal of the season soon after to double Boro’s advantage.

The visitors saw Sam Kemp, Tom Richardson, Imbert and James Ishmail all booked in the second half, but went 3-0 up when substitute Reynolds netted, just five minutes after replacing Imbert.

Barry completed a fine away day with Boro’s fourth in the last minute and they will look to build on their success when they return to Ryman One North action at new boys Brightlingsea Regent on Tuesday.

Romford: Omand, Preston (Ottley 86), Dicks, Truman (Toms 64), Ishmail, Clayton, Barry, Seymour, Imbert (Reynolds 79), Richardson, Kemp. Unused subs: Cocklin, Tranter, De Matos, Boateng.

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