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Boro hoping they spoil Brentwood party!

13:00 19 December 2014

Romford manager Paul Martin (pic: Garry Bowden/TGSPHOTO)

Romford manager Paul Martin (pic: Garry Bowden/TGSPHOTO)

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Former player has returned to club this week from league rivals Barkingside

Dan Jones has left Barkingside to rejoin Romford (pic: Alex Mandelstam)Dan Jones has left Barkingside to rejoin Romford (pic: Alex Mandelstam)

Romford face local rivals Brentwood Town this weekend in their final Ryman North match before Christmas, and manager Paul Martin wants his team to spoil the party at The Brentwood Centre.

The Blues haven’t lost in the league since October 14 and are fourth ahead of tomorrow’s (Saturday) clash.

Tom Richardson scored a last-minute penalty for Romford against Waltham Abbey (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)Tom Richardson scored a last-minute penalty for Romford against Waltham Abbey (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

And although the Boro boss didn’t enjoy much joy against them last season, he wants to put that right this weekend.

“Brentwood were a bogey team for us last year and did the double, winning 2-1 away and 3-2 at home,” said Martin.

“What an amazing run they have been on, but hopefully every manager is saying the same as me.

“I will be saying ‘lets be the one to knock them off their perch’ and it is a big derby game for me and for them.

“It was back in the day when I did the reserves and we would all go over and watch, it was a big game and it still is.

“I want us to beat Brentwood and then celebrate with a night out in their home town at Sugar Hut!”

Romford’s winless December continued last weekend at home to Waltham Abbey, but it could have been much worse.

Tom Richardson salvaged a point in the last minute with a successful penalty to earn a 1-1 draw with the Abbotts.

Martin was satisfied, adding: “I think we were happy with a point. One sloppy goal has cost us, though.

“But I think there was two chances all game and they have produced the goals.

“I thought we would be playing all day without scoring, but got it in the end.”

Richardson’s spot-kick was his sixth goal of the campaign, but Martin wants him to get back to his form of last season.

Romford’s boss also revealed he has brought Dan Jones back to the club after he started the season with Barkingside.

“Tom is one of them players,” added Martin. “I criticise him a lot because I know him, I work with him and I know what he can do. But I gave him the confidence by giving him the penalty.

“He put it away well and I want him to get back to the Tom of old now.

“I have also brought Dan back from Barkingside. He was one of those players that made us tick last season.

“He works hard and scores goals and when he is available he will be one of the first names on the team sheet.”

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