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PUBLISHED: 15:37 04 March 2011

Romford manager Paul Martin and assistant Mark Lord (TGS)Tel: 0845 094 6026

Romford manager Paul Martin and assistant Mark Lord (TGS)Tel: 0845 094 6026

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Duo look for home comforts

Ryman Premier Division

Hornchurch v Croydon Athletic

Urchins gave their play-off push a shot in the arm with a 3-1 win at Concord last weekend.

Jonathan Hunt netted twice - and missed a penalty - after coming off the substitutes bench early on.

And Martin Tuohy was also on target for the first time in a while as Jimmy McFarlane’s men moved up to eighth.

Basement boys Croydon should not pose too much threat and Urchins will look to put recent inconsistencies behind them at the business end of the season.

Lowly Aveley are due to visit Bridge Avenue for a derby on Tuesday and a maximum six-point return would do wonders for McFarlane.

Ryman Division 1N

Romford v Tilbury

Leyton’s record has finally been expunged from the table and Romford remain just outside the play-off places following the adjustment.

Things might have been different had they not let a lead slip in the closing stages of a match for the second week running.

Having seen Enfield Town snatch a last-gasp leveller, Boro took the lead against Wingate thanks to Ben Turner’s 80th-minute penalty.

But Paul Martin’s men conceded with only four minutes remaining and had to settle for another 1-1 draw.

Tilbury are struggling towards the bottom of the table, but Martin knows his men can be a match for anyone on their day, but also susceptible to upsets if they don’t “turn up”.

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