PUBLISHED: 08:35 06 March 2012
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Hornchurch battle Hastings; Romford in A12 derby
Hornchurch v Hastings
Goals from Martin Tuohy, Lewis Smith and Jonathan Hunt led Urchins to a 3-1 win when these two sides met in Sussex in November.
And in-form Tuohy took his tally for the season to 23 with the first goal in Hornchurch’s 2-0 win over Concord at the weekend.
On-loan Fola Orilonishe sealed the points with his first goal for the club, while Hastings were edged out by a solitary goal at Cray.
Defender Ross Sutton had to take over in goal when keeper Matt Armstrong-Ford fell ill and saw Jack Clark fire against the crossbar in the first minute.
Chris Saunders struck the only goal of the game on 18 minutes, but Zac Attwood went close to a late equaliser, denied only by former Hastings manager Tony Dolby’s goalline clearance.
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Brentwood v Romford
Honours finished even in a goalless stalemate when these sides met in late November.
But Boro were left to count the cost as striker Kurt Smith limped off with what turned out to be a broken fibula.
Smith was sidelined for two months as a result, missing 11 matches.
But he has netted four times in the last three games to take his tally for the campaign to 13, helping Boro to beat lowly Ilford and their tenants Waltham Forest.
Inbetween times, Smith netted a quickfire brace in Romford’s 3-2 defeat at leaders Leiston, who moved four points clear with a 1-0 win at Brentwood on Saturday.
Rhys Henry beat Blues keeper Elliott Justham at the second attempt to seal the points at the Brentwood Arena, leaving Steve Witherspoon’s men one point adrift of play-off rivals Harlow and Sudbury in sixth place.