Romford manager Martin proud of his side’s efforts in his 500th match

PUBLISHED: 10:00 09 November 2017

Presentation to Paul Martin to make his 500th match in charge of Romford (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Presentation to Paul Martin to make his 500th match in charge of Romford (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Romford manager Paul Martin is proud of his side for taking a point off undefeated Haringey Borough to mark his 500th game in charge of the club.

Connor Hammond of Romford and Anthony McDonald of Haringey (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)Connor Hammond of Romford and Anthony McDonald of Haringey (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Boro had to settle for a share of the spoils after leading 1-0 for majority of the match thanks to a late equaliser from Anthony McDonald who made it 1-1 in the 83rd minute to split the points at Ship Lane.

“I’m proud of them because they’ve not been beat on my 500th game in charge, but again it’s still errors that are costing us,” Martin said.

“I was explaining to the players Haringey score a lot of goals in the last ten minutes and they’ve gone and punished us by doing exactly that.

“We frustrated them and we’re probably more disappointed to not take the points than they are.”

Martin was presented a trophy and a golden bottle of champagne to mark the special occasion at half-time and the manager admitted it would have been great to celebrate with a win as well.

“I’m a proud man, as I say I love this club as much as anyone else, but I would have rather thrown a bottle of champagne in the crowd with a three point result,” he said.

“But as I say we’re working hard in training and the attitude of the boys, you can’t knock their desire and their hunger to play for Romford and for me.”

The boss is pleased with the point against the Bostik North high-flyers and believes the must find that extra push to get them over the line.

“We would have taken the point well before the game, the frustrating thing is obviously we can’t seem to get over the line to get three points.

“No team is looking better than us at the minute, we’re down the bottom for a reason, but we aren’t getting beat heavily now, we’re only losing by one or two goals, but we can’t seem to keep that clean sheet to win us a game or score that second goal.

“If you look back at the last two cup games we’ve played and we’ve scored two or three goals and they’ve won us them, all the games we’ve only scored one we’ve not took anything from them.”


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