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Romford manager Martin pleased with cup success

PUBLISHED: 09:00 02 November 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 was in high spirits after picking up two cup victories this week.

Boro knocked local rivals Hornchurch out of the Velocity Trophy with a 2-1 victory thanks to goals from Carlos Djalo and James Ishmail before enjoying more cup success as they beat Maldon & Tiptree 3-1 to progress in the Essex Senior Cup.

The goals coming from Garrett Kelly, James Ishmail and Jonathan Nzengo cancelled out Maldon’s lead and made it two wins in a row for Martin’s men.

“I’m very happy with the results but more importantly it would have been nice if they were two wins in the league rather than the cup,” he said.

“We’re playing better football and moving the ball a lot quicker and keeping it on the ground more.

“Both sides will probably argue they played weaker sides against us, but they should still be beating a bottom of the league team.

“We can only beat what is in front of us and that’s what we did.”

The club has brought in Portugese striker Carlos Djalo, midfielder Garrett Kelly and striker Harry Daly to strengthen the squad.

“We’ve been shopping around in the last week to freshen up the squad and now it just all depends on how long we can keep the three good new players we’ve brought in,” Martin said.

“They’re three good players that fell on our lap, if i’m honest.

“One of them (Harry) is my mates nephew and was just looking for a chance after being released by his academy, Garrett is an ex-Barking Abbey boy and he looks a good signing.

“Then we’ve found the dream forward in Carlos who has come from Valencia’s B team.”

The manager is also happy to have New Zealand International Adam McGeorge back available after being out injured for several weeks.

“It was a big blow losing him to injury but we managed to bring Michael Finneran in and he has found form so now we have even more options.”

Romford will now travel away to Potters Bar in the league on Saturday as they look to get off the foot of the table.

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