167. Wade FALANA
appearances 34+4 (league 22+2)
goals 27 (league 19)
debut and first goal Molesey, ICIS League Division One 16.8.97
Much-travelled striker with a resemblance to Chris Eubank, although he didn't like to be reminded of that. Signed from Braintree Town for £1 500, the first and, to date, only transfer fee paid in Romfordís history. Prolific start to his Boro career saw him pass twenty goals before Christmas. Became the only Boro player to date to score a hat-trick as substitute, after arriving late at Berkhamsted. Also arrived late for an F A Cup tie at Yeading, having been on the road to Reading half an hour before kick-off. Very strong but a reluctant trainer (frequently using his girlfriend's birthday as an excuse), and didnít hit it off with the other players. Had two loan spells with Harlow Town in the second half of the season, eventually moving there permanently for £1 000 in July 1998. Continued to do the rounds of clubs all around the edges of the capital for years. One of the top scorers against Romford, notching for Heybridge Swifts, Braintree and Harlow at various stages of his career.
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