Winning streak continues for Dereham Town after fine display

Action from Dereham Town's 3-1 win over Romford. Picture: Robert Groom

Action from Dereham Town's 3-1 win over Romford. Picture: Robert Groom - Credit: Archant

Dereham kept their winning streak going with one of the finest performances seen at Aldiss Park after a 3-1 win over Romford.

Action from Dereham Town's 3-1 win over Romford. Picture: Robert Groom

Action from Dereham Town's 3-1 win over Romford. Picture: Robert Groom - Credit: Archant

Dereham Town 3 Romford 1

Dereham kept their winning streak going with one of the finest performances seen at Aldiss Park after a 3-1 win over Romford.

They leapt into an early lead with a well worked goal. Adam Hipperson found Rhys Logan on the right and after rounding his man his cross reached striker Ryan Crisp who made no mistake from close range in the third minute.

The two men were soon causing trouble again with a quick break before Hipperson lobbed just off target with Romford keeper Joshua Strizovic stranded. As Dereham pressed again visiting defender Tambeson Eyong flicked a headed clearance inches past the near post to concede a corner.

Action from Dereham Town's 3-1 win over Romford. Picture: Robert Groom

Action from Dereham Town's 3-1 win over Romford. Picture: Robert Groom - Credit: Archant


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In the 15th minute Romford's Adam Morgan hit a firm 25 yard drive that forced home keeper Elliot Pride into a full length save.

The Dereham keeper then had to race from his box to beat Romford's Freddy Moncur in a strong challenge as the midfielder homed in on goal.

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Great defending by visiting defender Michael Aziaya prevented Crisp from netting at the far post after Logan had rounded his man again in the 25th minute. Minutes later Ryan Crisp was fouled 30 yards out. Rhys Logan stepped up and curled a magnificent free kick over the wall and into the top left hand corner of the net to extend Dereham's lead in the 31st minute.

Romford responded with Phil Roberts heading Morgan's well directed cross from the left over the top. Play soon was in the opposite half and Toby Hilliard found Hipperson who progressed before striking a 30-yard drive that Strizovic comfortably saved.

Action from Dereham Town's 3-1 win over Romford. Picture: Robert Groom

Action from Dereham Town's 3-1 win over Romford. Picture: Robert Groom - Credit: Archant

In the 44th minute Hipperson was fouled just outside the box and Romford keeper Strizovic did well to tip Logan's curler over the top. Romford pulled a goal back straight after the restart. Striker Adam Cunnington made a strong run down the right and crossed to Morgan who slid the ball home from close range in the 47th minute.

Hard working home skipper David Hinton picked up substitute David Agboola's wayward clearance and released Crisp whose shot was charged down with the rebound falling to Hipperson outside the box but he dragged a shot wide.

In the 71st minute Romford's substitute Jake Hall was dismissed for picking up a second yellow following a poor late challenge in the centre circle.

The lively Moncur forced Pride into a smart save from his long distance drive.

In the 78th minute Logan combined well with Crisp with the latter's shot being defected for a corner. More fine play from the home side resulted in Logan and Hipperson setting up Hilliard whose shot on the turn was saved.

Dereham sealed the game in the 47th minute. The Magpies held the ball well on the right with Logan and Eoin McQuaid who passed inside to Hinton. The skipper passed out wide to Adam Hipperson who moved inside and beat Strizovic with a superb low 25 yard drive.

Dereham: Pride, Frary, Murphy, Linford, Snapkauskas, Castellan, Logan, Hinton, Hilliard, Crisp (McQuaid 82), Hipperson. Subs: Dickerson, Forshaw, Imrie, Willis.

Romford: Strizovic, Eyong, Ojemen, Ola, Cresswell (Agboola 51), Asiaya, McHale, Ditkevicius, Moncur, Cunnigton, Roberts (Hall 45), Morgan. Subs: Toussaint, Agboola.

Referee: G Laffin

Attendance: 218

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