Romford return with league points

PUBLISHED: 15:30 14 September 2011

Romford senior coach Mark Collins (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Romford senior coach Mark Collins (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Collins delighted with win at Woodford

Romford & Gidea Park got their new season off to a fine start with a hard-fought win at Woodford.

Second-half tries from Paul Washbourne and Ricky Howard clinched a 10-3 victory against a Woodford side relegated from London Division One last season.

And coach Mark Collins could not hide his delight, saying: “I can’t remember us winning at Woodford too often before, so I’m really pleased.

“Woodford are tough to beat at their place and it will be a difficult place for other teams to visit this season.

“There’s still plenty for us to work on, but we’ve changed our mind-set this season. We’re looking for the win first, then we can think about bonus points after. Last year there was too much emphasis on bonus points.”

Park are on their travels again on Saturday as they take on Old Streetonians, who lost to Enfield last weekend.

Collins added: “Even though they lost, they’re very good at home and we’ve got the hard task of trying to win two away games at the start of the new season.”

*Romford & Gidea Park are looking for local companies to contribute towards shirt sponsorship this season.

Players and coaches can be sponsored for £100 and anyone interested should contact Ged McVeigh via email at

The club are also asking for help to improve the Crow Lane pitches.

Anyone able to spare an hour or two on a Friday or Saturday morning to mark and cut pitches can contact Kevin Butler on 07961 381157 or via email at maylands

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