Ryman North: Romford keeper Michael Gooch departs for divisional rivals Cheshunt

PUBLISHED: 12:00 29 July 2016

Michael Gooch has left Romford to join Ryman North rivals Cheshunt. Pic: George Philipou/TGS Photo

Michael Gooch has left Romford to join Ryman North rivals Cheshunt. Pic: George Philipou/TGS Photo

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Boro stopper thanks club on Twitter after move is confirmed

Romford will be looking for a new man between the sticks after goalkeeper Michael Gooch left for Ryman North rivals Cheshunt.

Gooch was named Players’ Player of the Year and Supporters’ Player of the Year last term after an impressive season with Boro.

But his departure was confirmed earlier this week with the stopper making the move to the Ambers.

Gooch took to Twitter after the news was announced to thank Boro for their support over the past year.

“I’m pleased to say I’ve signed for Cheshunt this year. Can’t thank Romford enough — all the best for this season,” he posted.

Boro chairman Steve Gardner was another to take to the social media site to share his views on the news.

“Best wishes to Michael as he moves on to pastures new, a fantastic keeper and nice bloke. You’ve done well Cheshunt.”

Also leaving the Ship Lane club in the past week is Ade Cole, who has moved to Ryman Premier outfit Grays Athletic.

The attacking midfielder ended last season with Romford and the club were understood to have been keen to retain his service, but like Gooch he has decided to move on.

“I’m delighted to have finally signed for Grays Athletic and on a personal note, I am looking forward to starting the season with a bang, to show everyone what I’m made of,” Cole told the Grays website.

“During the training sessions and matches, I’ve looked around and seen a lot of potential and togetherness. We would be the first to admit that it’s a long season and there will be good and bad times; hopefully more of the good.”

Romford continue pre-season preparation tomorrow with a trip to Eastern Counties Premier Division side Mildenhall Town.

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