Romford stay top of London Super League despite defeat to Lewisham
PUBLISHED: 15:00 14 November 2018
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London Super League: Lewisham 4 Romford 3
Romford suffered a 4-3 loss at Lewisham on their latest outing in the London Super League.
Jason Geraghty (23.61) got the visitors off to a good start and steady scoring ensured a win which came in the sixth leg.
Lewisham got off the mark in the second match as Romford’s Rob Donat (23.93) couldn’t quite match his fine recent displays, before being seen off in five.
The match award was handed out in the next contest, and again John Costigan (25.01) was the recipient.
Costigan banged in the only two maximums of the night for Romford, dropping a solitary leg to restore a one-point advantage.
Lewisham, always a tough nut to crack at home, promptly took the next two games to get their noses in front for the first time.
Steve Haggerty (25.31) was scoring well enough, but found the doubles more elusive to come by and lost in the fifth leg.
Paul Barham (22.37) fared little better, but managed to take the game to the sixth before tasting defeat.
Dave Harris (23.51) made his first appearance for Romford in over two years, and went the duration before claiming a win on his return.
A whopping 11 tons were the foundation for the win, which came when he broke throw in the decider to set up a grandstand finish.
The best game of the night was saved till last as Steve Hardy (26.78) found himself in a high-scoring tussle that was finely balanced throughout.
The sixth leg proved all important; Hardy needed to hold to take it all the way, but was crucially broken and Lewisham took the all important point for the overall win.
Despite the defeat, Romford remain top of the table with a one-point advantage over Welling A, who lost 5-2 in their match against Wood Green.
Romford will hope to secure a return to winning ways when they welcome Woolwich Ferry for their next outing on Monday.
Currently on the fringes of the title race in fourth place, Woolwich Ferry will be looking to get the better of Romford and claim the points for their own reasons.