|41 v London APSA, Essex Senior League Cup Group C 2.10.07|
The low turnout probably reflects how optimistic the Boro supporters are of making the knockout stages, with Romford needing to win all their last three group matches just to retain an outside chance. Coming from behind to record a 2-1 win, Boro would go on to complete an escape act to eclipse even those of previous seasons.
|45 v Fisher Athletic (London), London Challenge Cup First Round 5.11.98|
This game has already been postponed twice due to the weather and is re-arranged at short notice. In keeping with the rough-and-ready nature of the fixture, Fisher forget to bring a kit and have to borrow Boro's change strip, and are 2-0 down before Romford fall apart and let them come back to win 3-2.
|46 v Stansted, East Anglian Cup First Round 27.11.01|
Minor competitions obviously hold little interest in the early stages, but the state of Sungate at this point and Boro's record of having lost their last fourteen competitive fixtures there are probably major factors as well. This is to be Boro's last ever fixture here, as their next home match would be rained off before a breakdown in relations with the landlord prompts them to move out for good after several periods of exile over the past few seasons. Just for old time's sake, there is also a brief floodlight failure as Boro leave on a high note with a 4-3 win.
|46 v London APSA, Essex Senior Cup First Round 14.9.04|
Obviously not great crowd-pullers, particularly in midweek, APSA are already due to meet Boro another four times in the League and League Cup, and they are later drawn together in the Essex Thames-side Trophy as well. Boro draw first blood with a 3-2 win having led 3-0.
|47 v Hoddesdon Town, London Senior Cup Second Round 13.11.07|
A somewhat parky night and the usual nondescript Spartan League opposition make for a predictably poor attendance. A delayed start and lengthy injury breaks make Hoddesdon's last-minute equaliser particularly unwelcome, but Boro prevail 2-1 in extra time with the final whistle coming shortly before the bar closes.
|48 v Berkhamsted Town, Ryman League Division Two 9.10.01|
Boro's lowest ever attendance for a league fixture in any division, this match is switched to East Thurrock United F C following the continued unavailability of Sungate while the floodlights are being repaired. With a 100% away record and top of the table, Berko are expected to win easily with Boro having lost all but two of their league games to date. However Romford score first and last to earn a 2-2 draw.
|52 v Lewes, Ryman League Division Two 25.9.01|
Not the most appropriate way to celebrate the Club's 500th competitive fixture, but the most significant factor is obviously a very late change of venue, literally on the day of the game, to East Thurrock United F C. This is prompted by a delay in repair work to the floodlights at Sungate which had failed the week before. Boro are struggling near the bottom of the table and Lewes are among the leaders, but it is 2-2 as half-time approaches only for Lewes to strike twice more before the break, and complete a 5-2 win in injury-time.
|54 v Cockfosters, London Senior Cup First Round 7.9.04|
Justification of the Club's phobia of being drawn at home in the early rounds of minor cup competitions! Boro's reward for a 2-1 win is another home tie against the ominously strong Waltham Abbey.
|54 v Eton Manor, Essex Senior League Cup Group B 25.10.05|
Numerous possible factors include Boro's poor form in the competition to date and the frequency of meetings between the sides this season, this being already the fourth. Romford win unconvincingly with a late goal from Des Gallen to keep their interest alive with two group matches still to play.
|55 v Hungerford Town, Ryman League Division Two 26.3.02|
Virtually resigned to finishing bottom and already confirmed to be leaving the league after finally abandoning Sungate for good, Boro are really just playing out time and go down 2-1 after taking the lead. This match is played at Aveley although most home games after the Sungate walk-out would take place at Purfleet F C.
Four of the Club's ten lowest attendances to date came during the 2001-02 season, the last in the Ryman League which saw them leave Sungate for good in mid-season. The fixtures listed above divide neatly into early rounds of cup competitions, or league fixtures which were not at Boro's regular home venue, all the latter being in 2001-02. Also all the fixtures listed were in midweek. The lowest attendance for a league fixture, played on a Saturday at Boro's regular home, was 65 against Woodford Town in the Foresters Essex Senior League, at Rush Green on 8.3.03.