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Velocity Trophy: Ware 3 Romford 3 (4-3 on penalties)

PUBLISHED: 10:00 22 August 2018

Jonathan Nzengo of Romford netted twice in their Velocity Trophy defeat to Ware (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Jonathan Nzengo of Romford netted twice in their Velocity Trophy defeat to Ware (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Romford crashed out of the Velocity Trophy on a penalties after being held to a 3-3 draw against Ware at Wodson Park last night.

A brace from Jonathan Nzengo and a solo effort from Taylor Tombides was not enough as a late goal Dave Cowley in the fourth goal of added time.

The hosts other goals came from Jordon Watson and Ross Elsom during the match.

Elsom opened the scoring as he rifled a shot into the top corner but the lead didn’t last long as Nzengo run into space and fired a shot into the top corner from 25 yards out to make it 1-1.

Early in the second-half Boro took the lead as Tombides slided home a low cross at the back post to make it 1-2.

Ware soon got back on level terms when Jordon Watson headed a cross into the corner of the net but Romford once again restored their lead as Nzengo scored another wonder goal to make it 2-3.

Late heroics from Cowley saved the day as he scored an equaliser in the dying stages of the match and took it to penalties.

In penalties, Ware’s Ross Elsom saw his spot kick saved during the five penalties but Harry Ricketts pulled off two saves, the first from Gregory Akpele and the other from Nzengo to win the tie.

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