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Romford boss Martin proud of his side’s late point against Norwich United

PUBLISHED: 17:00 11 October 2017 | UPDATED: 17:15 11 October 2017

Romford manager Paul Martin and assistant Mark Lord (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Romford manager Paul Martin and assistant Mark Lord (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Romford manager Paul Martin is proud of his players after they nicked a late equaliser against fellow Bostik North strugglers Norwich United.

Boro’s James Ishmail last-minute goal earned his side a deserved point from their long Tuesday night trip to Norfolk.

And that came after Boro manager Paul Martin had brought himself off the bench to make his first-team debut as a late substitute for Connor Hammond.

“Obviously I’m pleased we didn’t get beat by the bottom of the league team,” Martin said.

“I mean we were temporarily bottom until the 90th minute and it was great we managed to nick an equaliser as I’ve never been bottom of the league before and didn’t want to start now.”

The manager revealed it’s still too early to determine what that point could mean for his side, but he admitted he was very proud of his depleted squad.

“It depends as its early days but I’m proud of the boys who travelled the long trip on a Tuesday as we don’t get paid, we have 10 injuries, some of them couldn’t get out of work and some of the boys had to take half-days or a day off to play.”

Martin joined the action with three minutes of normal time remaining, but Boro looked set to make the long trip home empty-handed when Nick Reynolds saw a shot spilled by Wilton and Ishmail pounced on the loose ball to smash home the rebound.

“We were looking at it and thought we had to have a little go at it, we went with three at the back and chucked myself up front and managed to get an equaliser.

“Whether we would have got the result or not if I hadn’t come on we never know.

“I haven’t played in a competitive game in six to seven years, but as soon as I come on I had such a buzz, it made me feel like a young kid again.”

The boss did feel they were unlucky to have to had to rely on a late equaliser after Norwich were awarded a penalty to put them 1-0 infront.

“We’re up against 12 men all the time at the moment and we got another dubious penalty against us.”

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