Martin pleased with performance against rivals

12:30 23 December 2014

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

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

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Boro beaten by Brentwood, but unlucky to not pick up point

Romford's Tom Richardson missed from the penalty spot in defeat at Brentwood (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)Romford's Tom Richardson missed from the penalty spot in defeat at Brentwood (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Romford boss Paul Martin was disappointed with the goal his side conceded at the Brentwood Arena on Saturday, but pleased with their performance.

Boro lost 1-0 with Sam Bantick scoring after two minutes to give Brentwood Town a 15th win in the Ryman North this campaign.

Martin admitted the goal they conceded could have been avoided, but he was happy with their response.

“I thought we dominated the first half and although they scored after two minutes we had a chance before that,” he said.

“It was like the Harlow Town match all over again, we have a chance and then 30 seconds later they go up the other end and get a penalty, well this time a goal.

“It was a little bit sloppy because it was a poor headed clearance by us and their bloke has back heeled it to keep it on.

“We then pull out of the tackle, when we should be giving a foul away, and the geezer gets past my man too easily.

“And we let the Brentwood guy peel off at the back post and he scores so a catalogue of errors for that goal.

“But after that, we thoroughly deserved to get back into the game but we were not able to test the keeper or take our chances.”

Romford had a great opportunity to level against the Blues when they were awarded a penalty just before half time.

However, Tom Richardson had his spot-kick saved and Martin admitted it knocked the confidence of the youngster.

He was pleased with the way the match was played, though, and surprised by the display of the referee.

“We tried to get Tom’s head up afterwards and I didn’t want to substitute him because it would knock his confidence even more,” admitted Martin.

“His head went a little bit, but he is one of those players that can pop up with a winner or equaliser from nothing so I kept him on.

“It was a derby match so the tackles were flying in, but the young referee let the game flow which was nice to see.

“Brentwood were cheering after the game so it was a big game for them and their manager probably said to them ‘this won’t be easy lads’ so that is nice to know.”


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