Romford ship five more at Bury Town

PUBLISHED: 14:00 25 October 2015

Romford manager Paul Martin looks on from the dugout (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Romford manager Paul Martin looks on from the dugout (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Ryman North: Bury Town 5 Romford 1

Romford conceded five goals for the second consecutive match as Bury Town defeated them 5-1 yesterday (Saturday) in the Ryman North.

Paul Martin’s men had been beaten 5-0 by Aveley on Wednesday night at Ship Lane and would have hoped to bounce back at Ram Meadow and be more solid defensively.

But up against a quality side, Boro conceded three times after the break to suffer an eighth loss of the campaign.

The visitors handed a first start to Liam Burgess, who had moved to the club from rivals Hornchurch, while captain Matt Frew dropped to the bench alongside Nick Reynolds.

And Romford made the worst possible start after that as Ollie Canfer scored after only 13 minutes.

It remained 1-0 for the majority of the half before Canfer doubled his tally and Bury’s seven minutes before the interval.

That made it 2-0 at the break and things only got worst as Remi Garrett made it three nil to the home side with 52 gone.

Chinedu McKenzie continued his fine form for the club by scoring seven minutes later to give Romford some hope.

Lee Weemes, another new recruit from Aveley, was introduced for his debut after that – replacing Joe Scott.

But Sam Reed scored Bury’s fourth and they added a fifth deep into stoppage time through Bradley Barber to make it a disappointing afternoon for Boro.

Romford will look to bounce back on Tuesday night, but face another tough trip this time to local rivals Hornchurch at Bridge Avenue.

Martin and Boro will take solace from the fact they have defeated Urchins once already this season – at the start of the campaign.

Romford: Gooch, Boswell, Woodward, Potter, Cossington, Barry, Norris, Burgess, Scott (Weemes 65), McKenzie, Marfo.

Unused substitutes: Giddings, Reynolds, Stanley, Frew.

Attendance: 276.

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