Bostik North: Nick Reynolds can’t wait to play for Romford in the FA Cup again!

PUBLISHED: 17:00 17 August 2017

Romford all-time leading goalscorer Nick Reynolds warms up ahead of kick-off (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo).

Romford all-time leading goalscorer Nick Reynolds warms up ahead of kick-off (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo).

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Club legend discusses the importance of Saturday’s match and how no player needs any extra motivation

The 2017/18 FA Cup campaign is already underway (pic Nick Potts/PA) The 2017/18 FA Cup campaign is already underway (pic Nick Potts/PA)

Nick Reynolds insists the belief in the Romford squad is high ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup clash with Stowmarket Town, which is being played at Ipswich Wanderers.

Paul Martin’s team make the journey to Suffolk to face the Old Black and Golds in the preliminary round of the famous, old competition.

Romford go into the match following a 5-1 loss at home to Heybridge Swifts in the Bostik North on Wednesday.

But after drawing 1-1 away to Bury Town on the opening day of the season, Boro’s confidence is still high.

“I think you do have to take the Bury point as a good one, especially as they have gone and won 6-0 in their next game,” said Reynolds.

“We gave a good account of ourselves on Saturday and showed what we can do, so now we just need to find a bit of consistency in our performances and take that forward.

“We will definitely look to get a win at Stowmarket and there is belief in the squad. We just need to put Wednesday’s result behind us as soon as possible.”

Reynolds offered no excuses after Romford’s 5-1 loss to Heybridge and conceded the visitors were simply better on the night.

When Jonathan Nzenga pulled one back for Boro in the 72nd minute to make it 3-1 there was a small degree of hope.

But Swifts added two more goals in the final 10 minutes to move to the top of the Bostik North.

“In my honest opinion it was just a case of them being a very good side and they were simply better than us on the night,” said Reynolds.

“There were points in the game where we started to put them under a bit of pressure, but every time we did they answered back with a goal.”

Romford will look to firmly put the Heybridge loss behind them when they take on Stowmarket this weeked.

It will not be easy for Boro, but Reynolds has called on the squad to give their all and pocket the £1,925 up for grabs in prize money.

For a club like Romford, that type of financial reward is massive and their striker will be letting everyone know how important Saturday’s fixture is.

Reynolds added: “For me you shouldn’t need to give any player a motivation to play in the FA Cup. The fact it is the FA Cup should be enough motivation for any player on the planet.

“You have the opportunity to play in the oldest cup competition ever even if it is the early rounds, but I will be onto the new boys and the younger lads about how important this is for the club and the money it brings.

“Romford need this and the FA Trophy to stay alive and so many people go out of their way and put so much money into the club, the manager included, so as players, we have got to step up and give something back to the people who do a lot for us.”

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