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Romford host Hornchurch in opening day derby

PUBLISHED: 20:18 16 July 2016 | UPDATED: 20:18 16 July 2016

George Purcell of Hornchurch tries to escape Romford's Nathan Cooper, who would eventually become a team-mate at Bridge Avenue, during a Ryman North derby in 2015/16 (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

George Purcell of Hornchurch tries to escape Romford's Nathan Cooper, who would eventually become a team-mate at Bridge Avenue, during a Ryman North derby in 2015/16 (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Ryman North fixtures released

Romford celebrate George Woodward's winner against Hornchurch at Bridge Avenue (pic; Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)Romford celebrate George Woodward's winner against Hornchurch at Bridge Avenue (pic; Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Romford will host neighbours Hornchurch in a mouthwatering derby on the first day of the 2016/17 Ryman North season.

Boro earned bragging rights in the meetings with Urchins last season, winning both matches.

And Paul Martin’s men will get the chance to strike first blood on August 13 when they welcome Jimmy McFarlane’s beaten play-off finalists to Ship Lane. The return is on February 4.

Goals from Greg Akpele and Nick Reynolds earned Romford a 2-0 success in the corresponding fixture last season, on the first Tuesday of the campaign.

Romford manager Paul Martin and assistant Mark Lord look on (pic; Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)Romford manager Paul Martin and assistant Mark Lord look on (pic; Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

And George Woodward grabbed the only goal of the game in the return at Bridge Avenue in October.

Woodward has since swapped clubs and will face his former Romford team-mates at the first opportunity.

Hornchurch, beaten 3-1 by Harlow in the play-off final in May, welcome Haringey Borough for their first home match of the campaign on August 16, while Romford make the trip to Waltham Abbey.

Boxing Day sees Romford host landlords Thurrock, while entertain Justin Gardner’s Aveley, who also happen to be their opponents in the preliminary round of the FA Cup.

Hornchurch manager Jim McFarlane (pic; Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)Hornchurch manager Jim McFarlane (pic; Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

And Romford are set to host Aveley on the final day of the season, while Hornchurch are set to end their campaign with a home match against Essex Senior League champions Bowers.

Hornchurch 2016/17

August 13: Romford

August 16: HARINGEY BORO

August 27: Bowers

August 29: THURROCK

Sept 3: Norwich United

Sept 6: BRENTWOOD

Sept 10: BRIGHTLINGSEA

Sept 17: Phoenix

Sept 20: Bury Tn

Sept 24: DEREHAM

Sept 27: THAMESMEAD

Oct 1: Maldon

Oct 8: ASHFORD TN

Oct 11: VCD ATHLETIC

Oct 15: Soham Tn

Oct 17: Haringey Boro

Oct 22: GT WAKERING

Oct 29: WITHAM

Nov 5: Tilbury

Nov 12: HEYBRIDGE

Nov 19: Cheshunt

Nov 22: Thamesmead

Nov 26: MALDON

Nov 29: BURY TN

Dec 3: Dereham

Dec 10: WARE
Dec 17: Wroxham

Dec 26: AVELEY

Dec 31: Brentwood

Jan 2: Thurrock

Jan 7: WALTHAM ABBEY

Jan 14: Witham

Jan 21: TILBURY

Jan 28: VCD Athletic

Feb 4: ROMFORD

Feb 11: Gt Wakering

Feb 18: SOHAM TN

Feb 25: Heybridge

March 4: CHESHUNT

March 11; Ware

March 18: WROXHAM

March 25: NORWICH UTD
April 1: Brightlingsea

April 8: Waltham Abbey

April 15; PHOENIX

April 17: Aveley

April 22: BOWERS

Romford 2016/17

August 13: HORNCHURCH

August 16: Waltham Abbey

August 27: Aveley

August 29: WARE

Sept 3: Bury Tn

Sept 7: PHOENIX

Sept 10: TILBURY

Sept 17: Maldon

Sept 21: BRENTWOOD

Sept 24: Soham Tn

Sept 27: Bowers

Oct 1: HARINGEY BORO

Oct 11: Cheshunt

Oct 15: NORWICH UTD

Oct 19: WALTHAM ABBEY

Oct 22: Witham

Oct 29: VCD Athletic

Nov 5: DEREHAM

Nov 12: THAMESMEAD

Nov 19: Gt Wakering

Nov 23: BOWERS

Nov 26: Haringey Boro

Nov 29: Brentwood

Dec 3: SOHAM TN

Dec 10: WROXHAM
Dec 17: Heybridge

Dec 26: THURROCK

Dec 31: Phoenix

Jan 2: Ware

Jan 7: BRIGHTLINGSEA

Jan 14: VCD ATHLETIC

Jan 21: Dereham

Jan 28: CHESHUNT

Feb 4: Hornchurch

Feb 11: WITHAM

Feb 18: Norwich Utd

Feb 25: Thamesmead

March 4: GT WAKERING

March 11; Wroxham

March 18: HEYBRIDGE

March 25: BURY TN
April 1: Tilbury

April 8: Brightlingsea

April 15; MALDON

April 17: Thurrock

April 22: AVELEY


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