At the beginning of this season there were some words that were never going to go together.
Romford Town FC - Win
Benny Brace - Goalscorer
Rickee Murrell - Shave
But after a sterling display by every, single player on that team last night, realisation hit home that there is a very
real chance that Romford Town are in with a shot at the most glorious of prizes; The 5th division Wednesday night championship!
Things started smoothly with runner-up MOTM Jones showing us what real football really is. Just minutes after kickoff,
Jones went on a silky run, the ball exchanging seamlessly between his left and right foot before seeing space for the shot,
which couldn't have been closer to the angle of post and crossbar when it rattled the back of the Bradwell net. Minutes
later Jones doubled the advantage with more exceptional play resulting in a 2-nil lead.
Next, the chance of a lifetime came up. The chance for that man dogs to score. After a mistakable single
pass out and pass back to the keeper, the towners were awarded a penalty. Murrell placed the ball on the spot and stepped
...to let Rog come forward and get the goal that he'd derserved all season. On step forward and boooom! The
ball careered towards the top left hand corner, but the keeper dived the right way and saved it. Bastard.
The real magic came when almost definate Player of the Season Ben Brace came out of that rugby shell to show us the boot
of defiance! Made only to stop tackles and kick the ball away, it took two toting chances it was supplied with and slipped
them past the keeper on both occasions. Yes, Benny scored two goals and the Romford Town faithful couldn't be happier.
The fitness finally dropped though (later than usual might I add) which gave Bradwell the chance to penalise which left
the game with 3 minutes to go drawing square at 4-4. Every fan on the edge of their seat, every RT player gasping for
breath, expecting to concede another goal, when that man Rickee Murrell stepped up to pass one through an army of Bradwell
players before it met the feet of Danny Monteeny. Before a reaction could have been made possible a Bradwell player
was bearing down on Dan immediatley but it seems lady luck was with the towners at the ball bounced arkwardly off the Bradwell
defence and fell kindly for DMK. It didn't take long for the Romford Town forward to realise his fortune and stick it
away into the far corner.
The whistles bellowed from the sidelines until the true siren that signalled the end of the match screeched from the
ref to mark another well-deserved victory for Romford Town.