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Romford boss hails magic of FA Cup

PUBLISHED: 10:35 15 September 2014 | UPDATED: 10:35 15 September 2014

Romford manager Paul Martin (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Romford manager Paul Martin (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Martin praised matchwinner Dicks

Jamie Dicks scores the winning goal for Romford against Bury Town in the FA Cup (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO) Jamie Dicks scores the winning goal for Romford against Bury Town in the FA Cup (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Romford manager Paul Martin hailed the magic of the FA Cup after Jamie Dicks scored the only goal of the game at Ship Lane yesterday to send the Ryman One North club through to the next round.

Boro shocked Ryman Premier outfit Bury 1-0 in the first round qualifying tie thanks to a rare goal from versatility man Dicks.

Martin admitted Dicks never normally goes up for corners but felt it was a typical FA Cup scenario for him to score the winning goal on Sunday.

“It is another one of those scenarios because the FA Cup is for unsung heroes and Dicko hasn’t scored for a while but he pops up and scores the winner for us,” said Martin.

“It was a strange one because we normally keep three at the back for corners and Dicko is one of them, but because Bury had a bit of pace up top I put Sam Kemp back there and put Dicko on edge of 18-yard box.

“The ball comes in and it is a great first touch on his right and then no one was stopping his shot with his left.”

Martin was delighted that his players took on board the instructions he had given them after scouting Bury prior to Sunday’s match.

He hailed the commitment of his team and was extremely pleased they were able to pocket £3,000 in prize money and pick up another clean sheet.

Martin added: “We did our homework and the boys done exactly what we asked of them, I couldn’t fault them one bit and we are into the next round.

“Everyone seemed to be up for it, the boys were buzzing before the game and they have done me a 90-minute shift. I said to them at half time ‘if we get the first goal, I fancy us to win it’ and we got the goal, defended well and looked comfortable.

“I am pleased with the clean sheet and the money. We have only picked up three clean sheets all season and two have been in the FA Cup!”

The draw for the second qualifying round takes place later today but Martin isn’t too bothered about who Romford face next.

He added: “I’m sure some fans will text me who we have got as soon as they find out but I don’t think we have to worry about who we get in the draw, I am just glad we are in it because we have had some tough draws over the last few years.

“I think there is about 7 or 8 Ryman teams in the hat from our league and it is nice to turn around and say Romford are one of them.”

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