Romford make point in survival battle

Romford's goalie denies a Thurrock rival at Robert Clack Leisure Centre (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Romford's goalie denies a Thurrock rival at Robert Clack Leisure Centre (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO) - Credit: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Second string come from behind to draw

A Romford 2nd XI player looks to hold off a Thurrock rival at Robert Clack Leisure Centre (pic: Gavi

A Romford 2nd XI player looks to hold off a Thurrock rival at Robert Clack Leisure Centre (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO) - Credit: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Romford’s second string battled to a hard-earned point against Thurrock at Robert Clack to keep their hopes of avoiding relegation alive.

The earlier meeting between the two sides had ended in a 1-1 draw and the return proved just as close.

Thurrock began well and took the lead following a disputed short corner. The home side survived the first set-piece, but another was fired between keeper Lee Bennett and one of his defenders.

Romford were vastly improved in the second half and attacked well, but were finding it hard to penetrate the Thurrock D.

Romford 2nd XI met Thurrock 2nd XI in the East Hockey League at Robert Clack Leisure Centre (pic: Ga

Romford 2nd XI met Thurrock 2nd XI in the East Hockey League at Robert Clack Leisure Centre (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO) - Credit: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO


You may also want to watch:


An equaliser eventually arrived, though, when the ball found Brian Mansfield in an unmarked position and he converted from close range.

Stuart Boyling and Garry O’Donoghue netted as the first team beat East London fourths 2-0, but the thirds went down 10-0 at leaders Plashet.

Most Read

Siobhan Scott Nielsen (2) and Emma James led the women to a 3-0 win over Wapping fourths, as Paula Woodward (2) and Zoe Lawrence saw the second string to a 3-0 win of their own against Brentwood fifths.

Romford Hockey Club members pose with Bowdon, who won the Hockey 5s at Wembley

Romford Hockey Club members pose with Bowdon, who won the Hockey 5s at Wembley - Credit: Archant

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus