Romford’s play-off dream over

PUBLISHED: 17:37 28 March 2011

Romford coach Mark Collins (TGS)

Romford coach Mark Collins (TGS)

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Rugby men miss out on top two

Romford & Gidea Park’s hopes of a top two finish in London Division Two North East were extinguished at the weekend.

Park maintained their impressive form with a strong second-half display in a 35-20 win at Enfield Ignatians.

But title-chasing Rochford and Braintree both won also to leave Park seven points adrift with only one game left to play.

Paul Washbourne, Jay Cater, Jamie Harbour, Joe Howard and John Davies touched down in the latest bonus-point success and coach Mark Collins said: “We were close, but there’s no cigars.

“Colchester lost four games last season and made the play-offs, but it’s one of those things.

“We were looking for Canvey to do us a favour against Braintree, but it didn’t happen.”

Park turn their attentions to the National Intermediate Cup next weekend, visiting Saffron Walden, before closing their league programme against Canvey on April 9.

Campion saw their survival hopes hit in Division Three North East after a 29-27 home defeat against South Woodham, while Upminster went down 15-5 against mid-table rivals Wanstead.

Old Cooperians met Billericay for the second successive Saturday and lost again, but improved from their 41-0 defeat to go down 15-3 at Willowbrook.

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