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Romford crush Woodford to ease drop fears

PUBLISHED: 14:51 03 March 2015 | UPDATED: 14:51 03 March 2015

Romford & Gidea Park captain Steve Barfoot goes over for a try against Woodford (pic: DNR Glover)

Romford & Gidea Park captain Steve Barfoot goes over for a try against Woodford (pic: DNR Glover)

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London Div 1N: Romford & Gidea Park 43 Woodford 5

Matt Catchpole on the attack for Romford & Gidea Park against Woodford (pic: DNR Glover)Matt Catchpole on the attack for Romford & Gidea Park against Woodford (pic: DNR Glover)

Romford & Gidea Park put a difficult run of fixtures in February behind them to end the month on a high by beating 43-5 at Crow Lane.

Having suffered losses to the league’s top three sides in Colchester, Eton Manor and Chingford, Park were looking to return to winning ways against the league’s bottom side.

Mark Jackson in action for Romford & Gidea Park against Woodford (pic: DNR Glover)Mark Jackson in action for Romford & Gidea Park against Woodford (pic: DNR Glover)

Romford ran in seven tries in total, while the visitors could only manage one in reply.

It took just 11 minutes for the hosts to cross the whitewash for the first time, when Ross Inwood touched down before successfully converting his own try.

Romford & Gidea Park's Joe Howard in action against Woodford (pic: DNR Glover)Romford & Gidea Park's Joe Howard in action against Woodford (pic: DNR Glover)

Woodford scored their only try in the 22nd minute to close the gap to just two points, but from Romford began to control proceedings.

10 minutes later, scrum-half Barney Savill dotted down between the posts with Inwood easily adding the extras.

Park’s third try came on the stroke of half-time when Savill again got his name on the scoresheet when he scored in the corner to make the the hosts a 19-5 lead.

The bonus point was wrapped up three minutes into the second half when captain Barfoot went over out wide.

Barfoot scored his second of the afternoon 21 minutes later near the posts, with Inwood converting to make the score 31-5.

Full-back Nick Reid rounded off a well-worked backs move to score Romford’s sixth try in the 72nd minute.

And the rout was complete three minutes from time when Dwayne Lyn crossed the tryline, with Inwood making his fourth conversion of the afternoon.

There was further good news for Park as Joe Howard returned to the squad, coming on as a replacement in the second half.


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