Romford up and running

PUBLISHED: 08:56 15 July 2015 | UPDATED: 09:36 15 July 2015

Romford Chairman Steve Gardener (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Romford Chairman Steve Gardener (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Latest non-league news from pre-season

Romford got their pre-season campaign off to a winning start against Clapton last night.

Debutant Bradley Morgan netted the only goal of the game at the Old Spotted Dog to earn Paul Martin’s Ryman North outfit a 1-0 win against his old club.

But Essex Senior League Tons made an impression on the visitors, with Boro chairman Steve Gardener tweeting: “Not sure who was the fittest last night the Clapton team or @ClaptonFootball supporters. Great atmosphere especially for a PSF.”

Romford are due back in action tomorrow (Thursday), when they welcome Billericay to Ford Newbury Park for a 7pm kick-off.

Martin’s men visit Essex Olympian League Frenford on Saturday, when Clapton visit Cockfosters for their next friendly.

Honours finished even between Sporting Bengal and Barkingside after a 1-1 draw.

The Essex Senior League hosts took the lead in the first half, but Ryman North Barkingside hit back to level on 72 minutes.

Bengal boss Anwar Uddin tweeted: “Terrific work out 4 @SportingBengal tonight in a very competitive 1-1 draw, good luck 2 @BarkingsideFC for the season #hardwork #application.”

Tower Hamlets beat Fisher 2-1, thanks to two goals from Eddison Teberen, while Ilford took on Enfield Town at Robert Clack School and tweeted: “Thanks to everyone @ETFCOfficial for this evenings game. Hard work for our lads. We wish you all the very best for the forthcoming season.”

Allan Fenn’s Foxes are due to host Essex Olympian League side Bishop’s Stortford Swifts on Saturday (2pm), while Barkingside take on London Bari.

Hornchurch hit the road to the Kent coast to go up against Ramsgate.

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