Saturday 7th September 1996, ICIS League Division Two, Barking (H)
Danny Benstock takes on Barking full-back and future Romford team-mate Jamie Holloway. Collier Row & Romford went ahead direct from a free-
kick through Steve Portway on his return to the Club after six months at Purfleet, but were behind by half-time and 4-1 down before Portway
scored again from the penalty spot. He was then carried off with an ankle injury that would keep him out for six weeks, and Boro were unable
to complete a comeback. This was something of a grudge match as most of the Collier Row squad had decamped to Barking following the merger.