Romford boss remains positive
PUBLISHED: 13:53 18 August 2014
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Martin reflects on latest defeat
Romford manager Paul Martin is trying to stay positive, despite seeing his side snatch defeat from the jaws of victory at Waltham Abbey at the weekend.
Ryan Imbert’s third goal of the new Ryman One North season put Boro ahead at Capershotts, but the home side netted twice in a minute late on to steal the points.
And Martin wants to see his men, beaten in their last two outings, bounce back against Dereham at Ship Lane on Wednesday.
“It’s a cruel game sometimes,” said Martin.
“We conceded two in 30 seconds and threw the points away. It was a hard one to take, but we’ve got to get on with it.
“I’ve been happy with the performances and feel we’re there, but it’s just a matter of getting a bit of good luck.”
James Ishmail was punished for a poor clearance as James Peagram got Abbey back on level terms in the 85th minute.
And goalkeeper Atu Ngoy made a mistake to hand Ben Bradbury a winner moments later as Abbey took over at the top of the table.
Martin added: “Two bad individual mistakes cost us, but the boys put their hands up and apologised.
“James Ishmail missed his clearance completely and Peagram took it well. I’ve been trying to sign him for about five years.
“The second was a weak shot, the keeper flapped at it and their player had a tap-in.
“It’s frutrating, but there are a lot of positives from the three games so far.
“We had a great 45 minutes against Burnham, a good hour or so at Harlow and I don’t think we’ll have a game as easy as Saturday but we’ve thrown it away and they’re top while we’re 15th.”