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Monday, September 16, 2013
Boss disappointed with FA Cup exit
Although disappointed, Paul Martin’s overriding emotion after going out of the FA Cup to Grays yesterday was pride, as his team were unfortunate not to force a replay against the Ryman Premier side.
Martin praised Romford atfer the 2-1 defeat and felt they matched their opponents from the league above at Mill Field, saying: “Obviously the disappointment is getting knocked out of the FA Cup, it doesn’t matter who you play.
“I thought we should have taken at least a draw out of that and then had a double gate at our place.
“If you are not in the next round, it hurts a little bit but I can’t knock the boys for their work rate.
“First 20 minutes we started slow and that is a downfall for us.
“It is a sloppy goal we have given away but at the end of the day I wouldn’t be happy if they [Grays] turned around and said they deserved to win that game.
“I thought toe to toe, that second half we were all over them.”
The main dissatisfaction for the Boro boss was the chances the Ryman One North team missed, but he continued to shower his players with praise.
“We created quite a few chances and made a good substitution, (Eddie Hart) coming on and scoring straight away,” added Martin.
“I thought getting the goal back with 20 minutes to go, we’ve got a chance here to nick a draw and get them back at our place, but it wasn’t too be.
“The boys aren’t getting a rollicking for their efforts. I can’t knock their work rate, as I say, the squad is strong, and the only disappointment is that we haven’t got the money.”
Despite Romford’s best opportunities falling to midfielders and defenders, Martin still believed they should have got a second goal.
He is now looking for a good run in the league.
He added: “You should be scoring, I think Scott Truman had a diving header in the first half that was unlucky as well.
“We’ve made a good side look a bad side. People will be watching that saying ‘Romford are quite tidy’.
“The other downfall was the boys that I couldn’t get on. They are disappointed because everyone wanted to play a part.
“If we keep the squad together we’ll be a strong outfit. We just want to try and get a good run in the league now and get money in the Trophy.”
Michael Dawson is looking forward to facing Arsenal after Tottenham were drawn against the Gunners in the third round of the FA Cup.