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PUBLISHED: 15:16 19 November 2010

Romford Raiders Jason Buckman

Romford Raiders Jason Buckman

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London derbies for Fury, Raiders

Saturday

ENL Div 2: Romford Fury v Lee Valley Lions

Buoyed by their Essex derby win at Chelmsford last weekend, Fury will now look to see off their London rivals back on home ice.

Goalscoring remains something of a challenge for Romford’s second string, who have lit the lamp only 21 times in nine games.

But if player-coach Alan Blyth can shine again between the pipes, having shut out the Warriors in a 2-0 triumph, the hosts will have a chance to claim the victory which would lift them above the Lions and into the top half of the table.

Sunday

ENL Div 1: Romford Raiders v Streatham Redskins

A lot of eyes will be on Raiders player-coach Danny Marshall as he bids to claim the four points needed to overhaul Gord Jeffrey as the club’s all-time leading scorer.

Marshall tallied a goal and three assists in the first period of last weekend’s 10-1 mauling of the Redskins, but the south London club expect to be closer to full strength, following a flu bug, for this quick return to Rom Valley Way.

The way Marshall has linked up with recent import signing Juraj Huska, though, it would not be a surprise to see him reach his landmark on home ice.

In four games together, the duo have combined for 21 points [Marshall 12, Huska 9], and young Frankie Harvey chipped in with four of his own on his return from injury last weekend to strengthen their line even further.

The odds must be short on Marshall reaching the magic 1,232 – and finally relegating the great Jeffrey to second, after a 17-year reign as top man.


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