December 10 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Poor refereeing and a lack of luck saw Romford throw away a two-goal lead and concede a crushing injury time goal according to boss Paul Martin as they lost 3-2 to Witham Town on Saturday.
A 10th minute penalty converted by Tom Richardson had Boro in the lead and a well-worked goal straight after the break by Eddie Hart had the hosts looking comfortable.
The high flying visitors fought back when Kris Newby bundled in from close range and then a controversial penalty decision saw James Stevens equalise from the spot in the 73rd minute, before Newby was on hand again to turn in the winner in the second minute of injury time.
Martin said; “I’m disappointed that we threw away two goals but the ref hasn’t helped. I think he was equally poor for both sides. I thought that the penalty he gave for their equaliser was clearly outside the box. We questioned him about it after the game and he said it was a tough call to make but I think he knows he made a mistake.
“Then they scored what was really a deflection off the last kick of the game. We can’t really make any excuses though we’ll have to take it on the chin. It just seems that somehow when you’re in the top five like Witham are you get the rub of the green and when you’re in the bottom five like us you don’t. We played attacking football and looked very comfortable at 2-0 up so I think we took the right approach.”
Boro will look to bounce back on tomorrow night when fellow league strugglers Chatham Town come to Ship Lane and Martin added: “They’re not doing too well in the league but they are high on their recent success in the FA Trophy. We’re not playing poorly, we’ve just had bad luck but we expect it to be tough because there are no easy games in this league. There is no need to panic as we are only 12 games in, so we’ll have to pick ourselves up and go again Wednesday.”
Hull City manager Steve Bruce believes that Arsenal have the ability to win the league this season.