Last Saturday Coggeshall took on a hope filled Romford side as we welcomed the ‘Boro’ to West Street. The away side had just come off the back of a win in the FA Cup Preliminary Round and were certainly up for a challenge against the Seedgrowers. A close start to the game was broken by Romford as an exciting counter-attack looked imminent to put them ahead, just before Aryton Coley and JJ Wilson made the length of the pitch to put in a vital deflection to keep the game level.
It wasn’t long after that Romford’s Steve Carvell put them ahead, leaving the Seedgrowers dazed. The lead up to the opener saw a contentious decision made as calls for a foul on Jayden Gipson were made as Romford progressed towards the Coggeshall box. The game settled for a period before Sam Bantick sent a calm and collected effort past Boro’s number one, seemingly drawing the side’s as the break was close. Despite the equaliser, Romford’s Jesse Olukolo shut down Coggeshall’s finish as he brought the away side the lead just before the half whistle whistle was blown.
The second half ensued as the Seedgrowers were in need of a leveller. The home side were in luck as Tyler Christian-Law sent a sensational header home, not to mention the fantastic play of Jermaine Francis and Sam Bantick whose mesmerising passing made the goal possible. Coggeshall soon after saw themselves down again as they appeared to constantly be chasing the away side in terms of the scoreline. Aundre Wholas-Spencer was the scorer this time with a frankly unstoppable finish from the full back.
A triple substitution followed from Coggeshall as Norman, Francis and Christian-Law made way for Okoh, Allen and Siddick. The Seedgrowers were clearly after the equaliser that they so desperately needed, with such attacking changes being made by the management. Ultimately, Romford snatched their chance at three points as Coggeshall were unable to pull themselves back into a scoring position. At full time the Boro left West Street with the win that they had fought so hardly for.