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Romford hadn’t tasted success since October 26 but that changed on last night as they beat Burnham Ramblers 2-0 in the Ryman One North.

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Assistant manager Mark Lord praised all of his players and conceded it was a huge relief to end their recent poor run of seven winless games.

“I think it is a relief and it will take a bit of pressure off them as well,” admitted Lord.

“It was obviously playing on their minds that we have gone six games without a win.

“But I can’t ask for no more and I said it to them, the whole 13 that have played I can’t fault them.

“They’ve been top drawer for us and with the run we have had it is a weight off our shoulders now so hopefully we can go on.”

Romford’s two goals both came via free-kicks from Joe Oates and Paul Martin’s right hand man lauded the youngster’s delivery.

He also pointed out that the scoreline could have been more emphatic had Boro taken their chances, a problem that needs solving soon.

Lord added: “Everyone has put a shift in but again we have still missed chances, that could have been anything from five (goals) to ten but we’ll take the two.

“It is all about the deliveries from Joey Oates.

“The two balls he put in for the two goals are a bit of quality and I do say to them put quality in the box and sooner or later it will go in.”

Romford’s assistant admitted taking off Eddie Hart and goalscorer Nick Reynolds was just a precaution ahead of this weekend’s league fixture against Waltham Forest.

Lord chose to focus on the positives, although he did acknowledge the sticky period that Boro faced for 15 minutes in the second half.

He said: “We cleared one off the line, they had the goal disallowed, which if it is disallowed it is obviously a foul.

“I wasn’t happy with the way we let the ball get into the box for that chance but going forward I thought we looked different class.”

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