Romford go unrewarded once again
PUBLISHED: 10:00 18 April 2017
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Thurrock 2 Romford 0
Romford fell to a fourth successive Ryman North defeat against landlords Thurrock, who climbed above Hornchurch into third place in the race for a home play-off date.
Having ended March unbeaten in five matches, Boro had lost to Tilbury and top two Brightlingsea Regent (4-1) and Maldon (6-2) ahead of their Bank Holiday Monday meeting with Fleet at Ship Lane.
And only three minutes had been played when they found themselves behind as Michael Pindy put the hosts ahead, converting fa left-wing cross rom close range.
Boro rallied and gave a good account of themselves for the rest of the first half, keeping the home defence on alert.
Kwasi Margo and Ryan Boswell made good runs on the wings, with Boro almost setting up Chinedu McKenzie and Nick Reynolds on several occasions.
But Fleet had their moments at the other end, albeit without being able to add to their early goal.
The visitors went close at the start of the second half as Marfo’s corner caused confusion in the Thurrock defence and Paul Martin’s men enjoyed their best of the match, getting the ball into dangerous areas with regularity.
But Thurrock held on to their lead and then doubled it midway through the half when Mark Onyemah showed good control to fire past Callum Chafer.
The Boro keeper denied Solomon Coker a third goal soon after, when he went through and looked favourite to score, but Romford could not capitalise on some good possession in the closing stages and remain in 14th place ahead of their last match of the season against Aveley next weekend.
Romford: Chafer, Adebayo, Marfo, Ishmail, Cossington, Mallett, Olukoja, Boswell, McKenzie, N Reynolds (Taylor 78), Akpele (Barry 86). Unused subs: Abdeen, Potter, S Reynolds.
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