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Thursday, October 3, 2013
Romford boss Paul Martin was happy his plan to rest players worked as they progress into the third round of the Ryman League Cup with a 1-0 win over East Thurrock United last night.
Reserve team player Reece Tranter stepped up to the plate with the only goal of the game, which also saw Martin use Elliott Long and Connor Goldstone.
And though he admitted it was risk to rest some players ahead of Saturday’s FA Trophy tie at Potters Bar on Saturday, he felt the youngsters did Boro proud.
“There were a lot of heavy legs out there as we haven’t trained for a couple of weeks because we haven’t got a training ground at the moment,” he said.
“But at the end of the day we have rotated it and brought a couple of reserve team boys in and I was pleased with all three of them.
“One of them got through an hour and the other two out wide did really well and one got a goal.”
After Tranter’s second half goal Romford continued to dominate, but failed to find a second to make sure of the result.
And they diced with death as East Thurrock came strong towards the end, with goalkeeper Aaron Omand on top form to deny the Rocks on several occasions.
“There was a couple of bad missed chances and you have got to learn to take them,” he added.
“If they go up the other end and make it 1-1 and they take it penalties and you get knocked out you’ll blame your forwards for not taking their chances.”
Arsenal have decisions to make on a host of first team players whose contracts are set to expire at the end of the season.