Swifts ready for stiff test against Romford at Rookery Hill


SWIFTS will be taking nothing for granted when they travel to Rookery Hill on Saturday to face a Romford side who have not won in nine Bostik North games.

Heybridge have been in formidable form with eight league wins out of ten since Julian Dicks was appointed manager in early October.

But the points dropped on that run came in a draw at bottom club Witham and defeat at bottom-half-of-the-table Great Wakering, so there will be no chance of complacency against 17th-placed Boro.

Romford lost 2-0 at Witham last Saturday and Boro boss Paul Martin told their local newspaper the Romford Recorder it might spark big changes within his squad.

Swifts maintained their position in the highly competitive play-off pack with a battling 2-1 home win over Tilbury last weekend, but lost a Tolleshunt D’Arcy Memorial Trophy game at home to Maldon on Tuesday.

Kick-off at Rookery Hill (which is pictured above and the home of National League South side East Thurrock United) is at 3pm on Saturday (Dec 15).