Romford manager Paul Martin delighted with FA Cup success

PUBLISHED: 09:00 24 August 2017 | UPDATED: 09:42 24 August 2017

Romford manager Paul Martin (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Romford manager Paul Martin (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Romford boss Paul Martin is over the moon to progress into the next round of the FA Cup after sealing a 3-1 victory over Stowmarket Town.

Boro were inspired by two first-half goals and late effort from Jonathan Adebayo, Jonathan Nzengo and Chris Taylor in their preliminary round replay against the Eastern Counties League Premier Division outfit at Ship Lane.

Martin and his men will now take on local rivals AFC Hornchurch and the manager is in high spirits.

“I’m over the moon to be quite honest, I thought we were the better team over both games and that’s my opinion, I wouldn’t normally say that,” Martin said.

“I thought we sucked up their pressure well and I thought we took our chances and that’s what we didn’t do on Saturday.

“We had to get them back here and I thought we were stronger and I think we deserved everything we got.”

The manager praised his team efforts and they way they took their chances in the match.

“I’ve got to give my players due as we’ve come in here with five players down and Ayo (Olukuga) breaking down in the warm-up with a hamstring and having to bring Manny Brown in for his debut in the FA Cup and he took it very well,” he said.

“We got three very good goals, they weren’t tap ins or anything, Jonathan (Adebayo) created one of his own, then Ben has put a great ball in for Jonathan (Nzengo) back post and it was a decent finish from Chrissy T, which we’ve worked on in training.”

Adebayo produced a brilliant solo effort goal to make it 1-0 when he cut inside the box, was stopped dead in his tracks, before battling and wriggling his way through three Stowmarker defenders to get through on goal and slot a shot into the bottom right.

“He’s a player that is capable of doing that, it’s just trying to give the confidence for him to do it,” Martin admitted.

“If you don’t shoot or drive into the box you’re not going to score goals.”

Romford received £2,000 for getting into the next round of the competition and the boss knows how important that is for the club.

“That’s the important side of it that pays a little bit off the rent of ground sharing with Thurrock.”


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