PUBLISHED: 15:33 23 November 2010
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Hornchurch, Romford return to league action
Ryman Premier Division
Hornchurch v Tooting & Mitcham
Urchins extended their unbeaten run to nine games with their 3-0 FA Trophy success at Bideford at the weekend.
Rickie Hayles, captain Elliot Styles and Tommy Black were on target in Devon to earn the club £4,000 in prize money and a trip to Ashford Town (Middx) in the next round.
They return to the bread and butter of league action tonight, looking to maintain their push for a play-off place.
Honours finished even when these two sides met in south London earlier this season, as Jonathan Hunt’s penalty cancelled out a Phillip Williams goal.
But the Terrors arrive at Bridge Avenue on the back of their worst league defeat in nine years, following a 5-0 home reverse at the hands of Carshalton on Saturday.
Ryman Division 1N Romford v Great Wakering Rovers
Boro’s bubble burst a little bit as they bowed out of the FA Trophy at Conference South Boreham Wood.
And manager Paul Martin will hope there is no hangover from the 3-0 defeat.
Martin spoke of his players needing to get right back on track following any potential Trophy exit and he will have in-form striker Alex Read [7 goals in 5 games] available for selection, along with Kurt Smith, after both were cup-tied at the weekend.
Boro slipped from third to sixth at the weekend, but have games in hand on most of their rivals as they welcome mid-table Rovers to Mill Field.
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