Romford's run comes to an end

PUBLISHED: 17:21 20 September 2014 | UPDATED: 17:22 20 September 2014

Romford manager Paul Martin (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Romford manager Paul Martin (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Ryman Div 1N: Romford 1 Aveley 3

Romford suffered their first defeat in six matches against an in-form Aveley side, who extended their own unbeaten run to nine at Ship Lane.

Both sides went into the match on the back of good weeks, with Boro having beaten Ryman Premier Division side Bury in the FA Cup last Sunday and then claimed a 2-0 league win at Chatham in midweek.

But neither side could grab the upper hand in the first half, as the scoreline remained blank.

The second half was barely a minute old, though, when Spencer Harrison broke the deadlock to put Millers ahead.

But Romford were back on terms just before the hour mark as Tom Richardson found the back of the net to claim his 25th goal for the club.

The home side’s joy was shortlived, however, as Junior Baker put Aveley back in front just four minutes later.

And former Hornchurch striker Aaron Gayle made it 3-1 on 84 minutes, just three minutes after replacing Lee Weemes to seal the points for Millers, who visit Barkingside on Monday.

Paul Martin’s Boro will look to bounce back quickly when they welcome Cray Wanderers to Ship Lane on Wednesday.

Romford: Omand, Ottley, Preston, Toms, Dicks, Clayton, Barry, Cocklin, Imbert (Reynolds 72), Richardson (Ishmail 88), Kemp (Tranter 32). Unused subs: Norris, Truman.

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