Rovers rout below-par Romford

PUBLISHED: 17:03 25 August 2014 | UPDATED: 17:03 25 August 2014

David Ottley put Romford ahead at Chatham (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

David Ottley put Romford ahead at Chatham (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Ryman Div 1N: Romford 0 Great Wakering 3

Romford endured a miserable Bank Holiday Monday after losing at home to the Ryman One North basement boys.

Paul Martin’s men were looking to bounce back from a 2-1 defeat at Maldon, where they conceded two late goals to finish empty-handed on Saturday.

And they were seeking a third successive home win at Ship Lane, following successes over Burnham and Dereham.

But Rovers, without a point to their name this season since promotion from the Essex Senior League, were in no mood to roll over and opened their account instead.

Max Kent broke the deadlock four minutes before the break and substitute Dan Trenkel, having replaced Jay Nash during the interval, doubled the visitors’ lead just before the hour mark.

Boro could not find a way back into the match and their misery was compounded five minutes before time when Tony Jacobs netted a third for Great Wakering.

Martin will want to see a massive improvement from his side next weekend when they turn their attentions to the FA Cup.

But Boro are still waiting to learn who their opponents will be, with Halstead and St Margaretsbury due to meet in a delayed extra preliminary round replay after the original meeting fell victim to floodlight failure.

Romford: Omand, Ottley, Dicks, Truman, Cooper, Clayton, Barry, Cocklin (Ishmail 74), Reynolds (Toms 74), Richardson, Thomas (Kemp 74). Unused sub: Preston.

Great Wakering: Seal, Pugsley, Kent, Collins, Hapburn, Skelton, Radley (Stricklan 70), Bradley, Jacobs (Skeels 87), Nash (Trenkel 46), Worrell. Unused subs: Sparrow, Holmes.

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