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Romford’s Reynolds gives thanks after avoiding relegation

PUBLISHED: 09:05 01 May 2018

Nick Reynolds celebrates avoiding relegation (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Nick Reynolds celebrates avoiding relegation (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Romford striker Nick Reynolds was full of thanks after helping his side avoid relegation from Bostik North on a dramatic final day of the season.

Greg Akpele gives the thumbs up after helping Romford avoid relegation (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)Greg Akpele gives the thumbs up after helping Romford avoid relegation (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Boro came from behind to beat Maldon 4-2 at Ship Lane and climb off the bottom of the table above Norwich United, who lost 6-3 at Cheshunt.

And the club’s all-time leading goalscorer Reynolds was quick to give thanks, saying: “Firstly you have to thank all the fans for sticking with us through what seems to have been a very long season. The ones who come over week in, week out deserve a lot of credit as they always believed.

“Looking back at the game it’s all a bit of a blur now after Saturday night’s antics, but everyone who was involved and that’s players and management deserves recognition because everyone was spot on and did their job.

“Even the lads from the bench were vocal and supporting the whole way through.

Mark Lord and Paul Martin celebrate at the final whistle as Romford ensure Bostik League survival (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)Mark Lord and Paul Martin celebrate at the final whistle as Romford ensure Bostik League survival (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

“We showed our determination to come back from a goal down and you have to send out a big thank you to Cheshunt as it would have been impossible without them winning.”

Lee Barnard put Maldon ahead on nine minutes, but Carlos Djalo and Ayodeji Olukoga netted three minutes apart to put Boro ahead.

Kris Newby made it 3-1, before Reynolds made way for Greg Akpele 11 minutes from time, but Barnard’s second set nerves jangling briefly.

Akpele netted Boro’s fourth before news of Norwich’s demise was confirmed and Reynolds added: “At the end I was just sat on the bench, it took a while for it to sink in we were safe and I still can’t believe we’ve done it.

Romford supporters invade the pitch to celebrate avoiding relegation from Bostik North (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)Romford supporters invade the pitch to celebrate avoiding relegation from Bostik North (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

“In the last month Norwich has blown a five-point lead on us on two separate occasions, which is pretty mad if you think about it.”

Romford will play their home games at East Thurrock next season and Reynolds wants to be there, adding: “You can’t really predict anything. A new ground to play at and what almost certainly will be a new squad. It’s hard to say what’ll happen. But all I know is if Magic will still have me I’ll be back over there fighting for my shirt.”

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