Club app icon

Pitchero Club

The official Romford Football Club app

View

First Team - Match centre

Brentwood Town
Romford
Full time
C DJALO (8')
Sat 21 Apr 15:00 - The Bostik Football League - North Division Attendance 126

Brentwood Town 2 (1) - (1) 1 ROMFORD - Attendance 126 Brentwood Arena

A disappointing loss means that Romford could be relegated before they play their next match.

With goalkeeper Rob Budd unavailable Romford manager Paul Martin had no option but to play striker Nick REYNOLDS in goal with Kris NEWBY coming back in the side after his four game suspension. Captain Danny Cossington was also missing due to injury and was replaced in the centre of the park by Kai HEATHER with Chris TAYLOR moving up front. Things did not start very well for the Boro when Brentwood forward Tony Stokes turned in a long throw from the right and gave the hosts a fourth minute lead. Romford were back on level terms a few minutes later though when Ernest OKOH did well down the right wing, beating his man before pulling the ball back to Carlos DJALO who turned and fired low into the back of the net. Romford were suddenly well on top and causing the Brentwood defence all sorts of problems and any one watching were just waiting for the visitors to take the lead but unfortunately the goal never came. Djalo volleyed just over after latching onto Ekoh flick while Newby shot just wide after and excellent run. Romford were getting infuriated with the officials as time after time a Romford player was fouled after breaking clear but no yellow cards were shown until substitute Theo Jones was booked for something that resembled assault. Tom POTTER and Kris NEWBY both had headers saved while Taylor will be annoyed at missing a chance. Djalo did well down the right before pulling the ball back to him but the striker missed his kick and the chance went begging.

With the temperatures soaring the second half was understandably played at a slower pace and after a few shots from distance that were easily saved by Reynolds, the hosts took the lead when Stokes found space to shoot and doubled his and his team's tally for the afternoon. Romford threw everything forward but could not find a goal they desperately needed with Ayo OLUKOGA, Okoh and Djalo all going close. With time ticking away an equaliser should have come when a miss kick allowed substitute Chiduben ONOKWAI to race clear but the striker for some reason, took an age to shoot and by the time he did his shot was easily blocked. The defeat along with the Norwich win leave Romford five points adrift at the bottom with two games to play.

BRENTWOOD (1) 2 TONY STOKES 4, 61
ROMFORD (1) 1 Carlos DJALO 8

Up your game with easyfundraising

Key moments

8:00
Goal Carlos DJALO scores for Romford

Highlights

View 0 new events
89:00 Sub Off
Ernest OKOH is substituted off for Romford
89:00 Sub On
Mario GJINI is substituted on for Romford
77:00 Sub On
Akwasi MARFO is substituted on for Romford
77:00 Sub On
Chiduben ONOKWAI is substituted on for Romford
77:00 Sub Off
Kai HEATHER is substituted off for Romford
77:00 Sub Off
Tom POTTER is substituted off for Romford
End of period 1
8:00 Assist
Ernest OKOH makes an assist for Romford
8:00 Goal 0 - 1
Carlos DJALO scores for Romford
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Brentwood Town
  • Romford
  • 0
  • Ernest OKOH Assist 8:00'
  • Carlos DJALO Goal 8:00'
  • Akwasi MARFO Sub On 77:00'
  • Chiduben ONOKWAI Sub On 77:00'
  • Kai HEATHER Sub Off 77:00'
  • Tom POTTER Sub Off 77:00'
  • Ernest OKOH Sub Off 89:00'
  • Mario GJINI Sub On 89:00'

Team selection

REYNOLDS, Nick REYNOLDS, Nick
NZENGO, Jonathan NZENGO, Jonathan
MVEMBA, Sam MVEMBA, Sam
DJALO, Carlos DJALO, Carlos
OKOYE, Nathan OKOYE, Nathan
POTTER, Tom POTTER, Tom
OLUKOGA, Ayo OLUKOGA, Ayo
NEWBY, Kris NEWBY, Kris
OKOH, Ernest OKOH, Ernest
HEATHER, Kai HEATHER, Kai
TAYLOR, Chris TAYLOR, Chris

League round up

Other North Division results

Haringey Borough
1
0
2
4
Barking
0
2
Cheshunt
0
2
Bowers & Pitsea
2
0
Dereham Town
0
1
Bury Town

Comments

Loading comments

League table

# Team Pl Pts
18. Waltham Abbey 46 49
19. Cheshunt 46 49
20. Ware 46 48
21. Brentwood Town 46 46
22. Mildenhall Town 46 46
23. Romford 46 41
24. Norwich United 46 40

Team sponsors

Affiliations

Club sponsors