GREAT Wakering Rovers came from behind to seal a valuable three points against Romford.

Although Reece Hewitt had put Boro on course for victory at Burroughs Park, goals from Josh Wiggins and Billy Johnson ensured Wakering would come out on top.

And Wakering boss Garry Kimble felt his side fully deserved to win the Isthmian North clash.

“We showed great character to come back, although we missed four or five guilt-edged chances,” said Kimble.

“When we scored the first goal it looked like we were the only team that was going to win the game.

“But Magic’s (Romford boss Paul Martin) teams always fight until the last minute, so we knew we were going to have to work for the win even after going ahead.

“We needed to win and we are now 10 points in front of Dereham Town, who are bottom of the league, but there is still a long way to go.”

Wakering fell behind as Hewitt found a way past Southend United loanee Harry Seaden six minutes after the interval.

But Wakering levelled matters through substitute Wiggins, who fired home after 67 minutes.

The hosts pushed for a winner and it came eight minutes from time as Johnson was on target.

Great Wakering Rovers: Seaden, Ring, Worrell, Woodhouse, Gorbell, Pethers (Makhendi 63), Gordon (Wiggins 46), Jaggs, Rush (Glover 90), Barnwell, Johnson