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PUBLISHED: 09:28 13 August 2014

Tom Richardson was on target for Romford at Harlow (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Tom Richardson was on target for Romford at Harlow (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Ryman Div 1N: Harlow 3 Romford 1

Alex Read returned to haunt former club Romford with a double as Harlow claimed the Ryman One North points last night.

Boro travelled to Barrows Farm Stadium in good spirits following their 4-0 win over Burnham on the opening day of the season.

But they fell behind after only 11 minutes on the 3G pitch as Shane Stamp gave the home side the lead.

Tom Richardson restored parity just five minutes later and it remained all square at the break.

But Harlow boss Danny Chapman made two changes around the hour mark and his side regained the lead on 68 minutes when Read netted his first goal of the night.

Read sealed the points with his second 10 minutes later, before making way for Chinedu McKenzie late on.

And Boro, who gave a debut to Miguel Lopes Dematos as a late substitute for Reece Tranter, could not find a way back.

Captain Jack Barry said: “Alex loves scoring against us! Maybe he gets up for it a bit more when he plays against one of his former sides, but he is a goalscorer and that’s what he is on the pitch to do.

“Even though he didn’t do much the whole game, he still scored two so that’s a good night’s work from his point of view.

“It wasn’t our finest performance to be honest. We didn’t quite settle and get a hold of the game, which was disappointing from our point of view.

“We seemed to rush a lot of things instead of keeping calm and taking our time with the ball. We just panicked and rushed everything.

“I don’t know if it’s because we went a goal down or what, but we just couldn’t get going. There’s no time for dwelling on the result, there is still a long way to go.

“It’s still early doors. so we can put things right on Saturday.”

Paul Martin’s men will look to fare better when they visit Waltham Abbey on Saturday.

Romford: Omand, Preston, Dicks, Cooper, Ishmail, Clayton, Barry (Dixon 79), Seymour, Imbert, Richardson, Tranter (Dematos 80). Unused subs: Reynolds, Ottley, Ngoy.

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