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Romford slump against Soham Town

PUBLISHED: 11:00 04 December 2016

Kai Bichard of Romford tries to escape Lewis Mcdonald of Soham Town Rangers (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Kai Bichard of Romford tries to escape Lewis Mcdonald of Soham Town Rangers (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Romford 1 Soham Town Rangers 4

Chinedu McKenzie of Romford battles for the ball against Soham Town Rangers (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)Chinedu McKenzie of Romford battles for the ball against Soham Town Rangers (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Romford slumped to their third successive defeat in Ryman North, but remain just above the relegation zone after results elsewhere went in their favour.

Beaten 7-1 at Haringey Borough a week earlier, Boro returned to their Ship Lane base, where they had seen an 16-match unbeaten home run brought to an end in their previous home fixture against Bowers.

And Paul Martin’s men welcomed an inconsistent Soham Town side that had seen manager Robbie Nightingale leave in midweek to take over at Cambridge City, with assistant Dave Theobald taking temporary charge.

But Romford were never able to rediscover the form that had seen them stay unbeaten for so long on their own turf and fell behind on 21 minutes when Lewis McDonald beat Callum Chafer.

Romford's James Ishmail goes on the attack against Soham Town Rangers (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)Romford's James Ishmail goes on the attack against Soham Town Rangers (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Robbie Mason doubled Soham’s lead seven minutes before the interval and it was 3-0 just four minutes later as Dan Hobbs got in on the act.

It left Boro with a mountain to climb in the second half and it was not until the 82nd minute that Kai Bichard managed to pull a goal back, assisted by Chinedu McKenzie.

But Soham Town had the last word as Hobbs grabbed his second goal of the afternoon three minutes from time and defeat left Boro two points above the bottom three.

Martin’s men turn their attention to the league cup on Tuesday, when they visit Tonbridge Angels, before a relegation six-pointer against bottom club Wroxham next weekend.

Ryan Boswell of Romford challenges a Soham Town rival (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)Ryan Boswell of Romford challenges a Soham Town rival (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Romford: Chafer, Boswell, Dicks, Adebayo (Mallett 84), Ishmail, Cossington, Taylor (Green 78), Bankole, McKenzie, Bichard, Marfo (Age 68). Unused subs: Olukoga, Toms.

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