Ryman North: Romford defeat nine-man Thamesmead Town

PUBLISHED: 11:00 26 February 2017

Romford manager Paul Martin (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Romford manager Paul Martin (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Ryman North: Thamesmead Town 1 (Vines 90; Sent Off: Smith 56, Green 79) Romford 2 (McKenzie 52, Bichard 82)

Romford made the most of Thamesmead Town’s indiscipline as Boro triumphed 2-1 away to nine-man Mead in the Ryman North.

Paul Martin’s men were held to a 1-1 draw when the sides met a Ship Lane in January, and it seemed it may be another stalemate this time too with the match goalless at the break.

However, Boro broke the deadlock seven minutes into the second half when Chinedu McKenzie found the net.

Romford’s cause received a boost four minutes later when Leon Smith was dismissed for Thamesmead.

With 11 minutes remaining in the match, Boro found themselves up against nine men when Mead’s Ellis Green saw red.

Romford made their advantage count in the 82nd minute when Kai Bichard, who scored in the previous meeting between the sides, found the net again.

Boro did concede a last-minute goal as Paul Vines struck for the host, but it did not prevent Paul Martin’s men from taking all three points.

And the Romford boss will be hoping for a similar outcome next Saturday when they host struggling Great Wakering Rovers.

Romford: Chafer, Grimme-Yexley, Marfo, Cossington, Mallett, Adebayo, Bichard (Barry 85), Olukoga, McKenzie, Taylor, Abdul

Subs: Reynolds, Akpele, Ishmail, Wray

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