Romford manager Martin believes it’s time to react after heavy Heybridge defeat

PUBLISHED: 11:00 22 February 2018

Romford manager Paul Martin looks on at Ship Lane (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Romford manager Paul Martin looks on at Ship Lane (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Romford manager Paul Martin believes they must forget about their 9-1 defeat to Heybridge Swifts and react.

Boro fell to an eighth consecutive defeat thanks to braces from Ryan Henshaw, Harrison Chatting and Kreshnic Krasniqi and goals from Luke Callander, Juan Luque and James Baker brushed Boro aside at Scraley Road Stadium.

The defeat has left Paul Martin’s men five points adrift at the bottom of the Bostik North after their relegation rivals Cheshunt picked up another victory.

“We’ve got to react to that performance,” Martin said.

“They were bang on there game and would have beaten anyone with that display.

“It’s hard when you spend 15 minutes trying to rally everyone up and then you give away a penalty in the opening minutes.

“The second-half performance was much better and my players didn’t give up despite being 7-0 down at half-time.”

Martin revealed there is a lot going on in and around the club and it’s a big challenge to even field the same eleven for back-to-back matches.

“There is a lot of stuff that is going on with the club at the moment and it’s hard when you can’t get the same squad out for any matches.

“It’s not as easy as everyone seems to think it is, the last four games we haven’t been able to play the same back four.

“We have so many things going on with the personnel right now, we never know who is going to be available.

“Players are always missing due to work commitments and we even have some players with personal and family commitments right now.”

The long-serving manager believes this is strongest and most competitive the Bostik North has ever been this campaign.

“Every game is tough, there is no easy game this season,” Martin said.

“This is the strongest this league has ever been in my nine years I’ve been in it.

“Everything is getting stronger and it’s getting harder, players with the right mentality are even getting harder to find.

“At the end of the day someone has got to win the league and someone has got to lose it.

“It’s all about us now standing up and being accounted for.

“My job is not to win silverware and promotion, it never has been as its not possible for us, it’s to come here to enjoy my football and help this club remain successful.”


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