Romford hit for six at Market

PUBLISHED: 09:18 08 February 2015 | UPDATED: 09:18 08 February 2015

Romford manager Paul Martin (pic: George Phillipou/TGSPHOTO)

Romford manager Paul Martin (pic: George Phillipou/TGSPHOTO)

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Ryman North: Needham Market 6 Romford 2

Jack Barry was on target for Romford in their defeat at Needham MarketJack Barry was on target for Romford in their defeat at Needham Market

Struggling Romford were put to the sword by high-flying Market on another day to forget in East Anglia.

Thrashed 8-0 by Wroxham back in October, Boro had also tasted defeat at Brightlingsea Regent (3-1) and Dereham (2-1) in December.

And Paul Martin’s men returned back down the A12 empty-handed once again after being hit for six in Suffolk to leave them with just one win in their last 14 matches.

Romford had battled to a hard-earned point against landlords Thurrock in midweek, despite seeing Jamie Dicks sent off for two bookable offences before captain Jack Barry was also shown a red card after the final whistle.

And the visitors included new signing Bes Sadiku, 19, in their starting line-up after receiving international clearance for the Kosovan midfielder.

Boro held out for 32 minutes, until Oliver Fenn opened the scoring for Market, who then doubled their lead three minutes before the break through Sam Newson.

Darryl Coakley added a third in the 44th minute to leave Boro with a mountain to climb in the second half and two goals in three minutes around the hour mark ended the tie as a contest.

Samuel Nunn made it 4-0 on 58 minutes and Kemal Izzet fired home from the penalty spot soon after for the fifth.

Nathan Cooper hit back with his third goal of the season on 64 minutes and Barry struck his seventh of the campaign seven minutes later.

But any hopes of an unlikely comeback were shattered four minutes from time when Adam Mills completed Market’s six-hit.

Defeat leaves Boro in 20th place and only three points above the relegation zone, but Barkingside have four matches in hand on Martin’s men, who have taken only eight points from a possible 42.

They are due to welcome Maldon to Ship Lane on Wednesday, looking to redress the balance after conceding two goals in the last three minutes in a 2-1 defeat at the Wallace Binder Field in late August
Romford: Omand, Norris, Hayes, Cooper, J Barry, Cocklin, Dicks (Ishmail 68), Seymour, Hazelwood (Akinshade 51), Sadiku (Jones 75), Reynolds.

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