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Ryman North Preview- Romford

Aveley Football Club28 Jul 2015 - 09:13
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Next in this instalment we have Romford, the club narrowly survived relegation places last season what can they so this campaign?

Manager- Paul Martin
Last Seasons Finish- 20th (Ryman North)

Who are they?
The original Romford was established in 1876. In 1992 the club was resurrected for a second time and joined the Essex Senior League. They won the league in 1995–96, and in the summer merged with Collier Row (with whom they had been groundsharing since April) to form Collier Row & Romford. In the summer of 1997 they were renamed Romford.

In 2000–01 they finished second bottom of Division One and were relegated to Division Two. After finishing bottom the following season they resigned to go back to the Essex Senior League. They returned to the Isthmian League after winning the Senior League in 2008–09.

The Manager...
He recently put pen to paper on a new deal about a month ago. Both Vice Chairman Colin Ewenson and Chairman Steve Gardener were both delighted with Martin's decision to stay at the club. Despite the position they finished last season both Colin and Steve believed he is the only man for the job.

When will they move?
When Romford finally get permission for a new ground they will have massive gates, with big attendances when they move closer to Romford. The fan base is there for the club but with them still ground sharing with Thurrock at Ship Lane only their most loyal fans make the trip.

In 2009 it was announced that the club had been given permission to build a new stadium on the Westlands Playing Fields on London Road, however building work has yet to commence.

Key Player?
Boro have lost three really key players this pre-season. Loui Hazlewood who has left the club to go to Billericay Town, he was subject to offers last season but he showed his loyalty by staying to the end of the season. Abs Seymour has left to go to the Millers after several clubs were interested in his services, Abs chose to go to Aveley. The third main man to leave is Jack Barry, a superb player who has left to join the ambitious Thamesmead Town.

Romford have themselves brought in key players for this season, the likes of Joe Bricknell, Matt Frew and the resigning of influential player Jamie Dicks who scored a rememberable goal in the FA Cup last season as Boro knocked out Bury Town.

Transfers In-
Atu Ngoy (Signed On)
Jamie Dicks (Signed On)
Joe Scott (Signed On)
Ryan Imbert (Signed On)
Robbie Norris (Signed On)
Jake Giddings (Barkingside)
Joe Bricknell (Barkingside)
Dan Crossington (Burnham Ramblers)
Ralph Katikaza (Chelmsford City)
Aaron Omand
Nathan Cooper
Nick Reynolds (Signed On)
George Tubey
George Woodward
Matthew Frew (Barkingside)

Transfers Out-
Abs Seymour (Aveley)
Jack Barry (Thamesmead)
Loui Hazlewood (Billericay Town)

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