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PUBLISHED: 16:17 17 February 2011

Romford go over for a try at Braintree (TGS)

Romford go over for a try at Braintree (TGS)

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Romford look to topple leaders

London Division 2NE

Romford & GP (12-0-4) v Rochford (14-1-1)

It’s another big clash at for Mark Collins’ men as table-topping Rochford come to Crow Lane.

Egded out by just two points when the sides met earlier in the season, Park go into the clash on the back of two big wins.

Collins is hoping to have several players back in his squad, having been unavailable for the 38-3 win at bottom club Harlow.

And they will have to play at close to their best to inflict only a second defeat in 17 games on the visitors.

London Division 3NE

Lowestoft (14-0-2) v Campion (6-0-9)

A hard-fought 6-5 win over Bancroft edged Campion away from the bottom three last weekend.

But they face the tough trip to leaders Lowestoft, who have passed the 50-point mark in their last two outings and boast a 13-game winning streak, since losing at Wanstead in the opening weeks of the season.

Wymondham (6-0-10) v Upminster (7-1-8)

A 23-18 win over South Woodham Ferrers last weekend lifted Upminster back into the top half of the table.

Victory came after back-to-back defeats against Norwich and Lowestoft and Paul McLeavy’s men will be looking for another to keep the top five in sight.

It was close when the two sides met at Hall Lane, but Upminster prevailed 15-13 and will be looking to pile on the misery following Wymondham’s 76-0 loss at Basildon last weekend.

Essex Division 1

Old Cooperians (7-0-6) v East London (14-1-0)

Defeat at Maldon last weekend put a big dent in the promotion hopes of Coopers.

And next up are runaway leaders East London, who have piled up a whopping 559 points in their 15 league outings to date.

East were made to fight for their latest success, winning 18-15 at Old Brentwoods last weekend, but Coopers will have to be at their best to stop the champions-elect.

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