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Ryman North: Romford striker Nick Reynolds thrilled for team-mate James Ishmail after late equaliser

PUBLISHED: 17:30 22 March 2017

James Ishmail of Romford scores in the last minute to earn a 3-3 draw against Heybridge Swifts (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

James Ishmail of Romford scores in the last minute to earn a 3-3 draw against Heybridge Swifts (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Boro defender struck late goal to earn a 3-3 draw against Heybridge Swifts

Romford record scorer Nick Reynolds was delighted team-mate James Ishmail nabbed his first goal after an injury lay-off in a 3-3 Ryman North draw at home to Heybridge Swifts on Saturday.

Ishmail struck in the 95th minute to earn Boro a share of the spoil, with Paul Martin’s men completing a superb late comeback having started injury time 3-1 down.

The Romford centre-back recently had a spell on the sidelines with an ankle injury, so Reynolds was only too pleased to see his team-mate back on the pitch and back on the scoresheet.

“When Ishmail scored I was buzzing for the lad; after being out for a while there is nothing better than coming back to score an important goal,” said the Boro forward. “That’s his one for the season so I’m sure we won’t catch him up in the attacking third too often now!”

It was something of a late, late show from Romford on Saturday, with Ishmail’s goal coming after Ryan Mallett had also scored in stoppage time.

The comeback from Boro was nothing short of inspired, and Reynolds paid tribute to boss Martin for making some tweaks which aided the fightback.

“Realistically we should have had no chance of getting anything out of that game, but ‘Magic’ made some changes and we didn’t stop working till the final whistle,” he added.

“I believe if there were another couple of minutes we would have taken all three points.”

The comeback also ensured Romford extended their unbeaten run in the league to four matches.

Reynolds says he is pleased with Boro’s recent form, and sees no reason why it cannot continue for the foreseeable future.

“The last month or so the team has really come together which has shown in our results,” he said.

“We have added some quality with David Fallah (who opened the scoring on Saturday) coming in so hopefully we can keep a good run of results until the end of the season.”

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