Bostik North: Felixstowe & Walton Utd 2 Romford 1

PUBLISHED: 08:54 23 September 2018

Romford manager Paul Martin (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Romford manager Paul Martin (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

©TGS Photo +44 1376 553468

Romford returned empty handed from the Suffolk coast after falling to their second defeat in six league matches this season, which saw them drop to seventh place.

Boro had beaten Sudbury 3-1 a week earlier at East Thurrock’s Rookery Hill to move up to fourth in the table, but found themselves behind against the Seasiders after 13 minutes at Dellwood Avenue when Miles Powell was put clear and chipped over the advancing Rhys Hughes to find the net.

The home side doubled their advantage when Jack Ainsley beat Hughes from close range after Boro had failed to clear the danger.

But the visitors hit back just seven minutes later, as Taylor Tombides claimed his third goal in two games with a deflected shot, having already forced a good save from the Felixstowe eeper.

That left the match nicely poised for the second half, but the scoreline remained unchanged as a host of yellow cards were shown by the referee.

The visitors had Nathan Okoye, Jonathan Nzengo, Chris Taylor and Nick Reynolds booked on a frustrating afternoon, when they also had claims for a penalty waved away.

And Martin’s men will hope for better when they host former landlords Aveley – who moved up to second with a 1-0 win over Soham Town Rangers – when they host the Millers on Wednesday.

Romford; Hughes, Olukoga, Nzengo, Okoye, Forrest, Cossington, Taylor, Tombides (Okoh 72), Reynolds (Bolton 85), Akpele (Campbell 73), Smith.

Unused subs: Joseph, Marsh.

Attendance: 261.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Most Read

Latest from the Romford Recorder

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists