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Romford boss Martin disappointed Norwich United clash was postponed

PUBLISHED: 14:00 01 March 2018

Romford manager Paul Martin and his assistant Alex Goldstone (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Romford manager Paul Martin and his assistant Alex Goldstone (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Romford manager Paul Martin is disappointed that the weather conditions caused their match against Norwich United to be postponed last night.

Boro were due to host their fellow strugglers at Ship Lane on the back of an impressive 2-1 victory against high-flying Barking but days of snow forced the game to be called off.

Martin’s men still sit bottom of the Bostik North, two points behind their nearest rivals Cheshunt, and the boss believes it’s all to fight for still.

“We’re downbeat about the game being off as Norwich has not played for a couple weeks now and we had some momentum from Saturday,” Martin said.

“We had all the boys in for training on Monday even despite the weather so that shows the togetherness is there a bit more.”

The boss was upbeat about their recent victory after going nine games without a win before beating Justin Gardner’s men on the weekend.

“The positives were obviously getting three points, Cheshunt got beat, so that closes the gap back up,” he said.

“It makes them on edge again, but I personally don’t think we’re chasing Cheshunt, I think we’re chasing Ware, Norwich United and even Brentwood Town.

“I know they’ve got games in hand but with the weather being how it is they may have to start playing two or three games a week.

“That could benefit us or it could go against us if they start winning games as you want to play as quick as you can when you’re winning.”

Martin had plenty of praise for his squad, including the likes of Craig Jeakins, who netted in their victory and the return of Greg Akpele and New Zealand international Adam McGeorge in recent weeks.

Akpele left the club to join Essex Senior League outfit Clapton earlier this campaign but is back and McGeorge has been out injured for majority of the season.

“It’s a frustrating one with Craig because he’s a young kid we signed from park football, he has never played at this level, and he’s only 18 or 19.

“He has a tough job where he can’t commit to the cause as much as we would like him to.

“We played him up top Saturday and went for a bit of pace for a change instead of trying to hit target men.

“We tried to catch them on the break, which Craig done very well, we know he’s got the ability we signed him because we knew that and I think if he played how he did Saturday every game he wouldn’t be with us and someone would have picked him up.

“We pulled Greg back in, just because he knows the club and played for us for a few seasons and we needed to bring people in who know the club and what it means to stay up.

“As I’ve said before there is a lot of youngsters out there now who are naïve and don’t understand what football clubs are, they just think it’s a game, then go home and forget about it.

“With Adam, his experience of playing in the Olympics with New Zealand, is beneficial.

“He’s a top draw lad, he’s talking gets him through matches as he bosses people around and it’s a big difference with them both in.

“They’re both experienced players, which we’ve struggled with in the past, but we can’t rule out young Andrew Tiranhu.

“We brought him in at centre-half and I thought he was phenomenal on Saturday.

“With the balance of the youngsters and experienced heads it works very well.”

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