WITHAM Town were able to put an end to a run of three defeats as they drew 1-1 at Romford in Bostik League division north.

They had tasted defeat in both the league and League Cup in recent weeks, but managed to stem that flow with a point on the road.

It was Romford, who were sitting in the bottom two in the league table, who held the initiative at the break, though.

On the stroke of half-time, Witham’s habit of conceding late goals struck again as Chris Taylor put the hosts ahead.

It placed Witham on the back foot heading into the interval, but they responded positively after the restart and a 61st minute leveller from Tim Monsheju got them back into the game.

Unfortunately for Town, though, a winner wouldn’t come as their point kept them 19th in the table.

Moving up into the top ten, though, were MALDON & TIPTREE, who went up to ninth thanks to a 4-2 home win against Tilbury.

Ryan Gondoh gave the hosts a good start with the opening goal in the 16th minute and two penalty strikes – in the 20th and 45th minutes – by Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe put them 3-0 up at the break.

Ogedi-Uzokwe completed his hat-trick in the 67th minute as the Jammers opened a four-goal lead and even though Luke Hornsley struck twice in quick succession on 70 and 74 minutes, the hosts held on to take the points.