Romford need to turn draws into wins say manager Paul Martin

PUBLISHED: 12:00 21 November 2017 | UPDATED: 13:18 21 November 2017

Romford manager Paul Martin (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Romford manager Paul Martin (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Romford manager Paul Martin wants to start turning draws into wins after his side have picked up three points in their last three matches.

Hornchurch captain Elliot Styles goes in for a tackle on Romford's Jonathan Adebayo (Pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo) Hornchurch captain Elliot Styles goes in for a tackle on Romford's Jonathan Adebayo (Pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Boro have picked up draws against Bostik North league leaders Dereham Town, the high-flying Haringey Borough and fellow strugglers Aveley in recent weeks, but Martin admits it’s now time to start converting them good performance into three points.

“We need to turn them draws into wins, everyone knows that, so I haven’t got to repeat that too many times,” Martin said.

“The only positive is we could turn around and say it probably weren’t our best performance in the last six to seven games and we still took a point.

“We’ve played very well and kept the ball very well in the last six games and that’s what has got us some results, obviously it’s going to be hard to keep that momentum up all the time, so Aveley threw everything at us as much as we threw at them.

“Both teams desperately needed the three points, but we played poorly in the first-half, normally it’s the other way round.

“They had the first-half and I thought we shaded the second, so a point is probably a fair result at the end of the day.”

The manager did admit every point counts and three points out of three tough games is probably what they could have expected as they now sit just one point behind Norwich United.

“Every point is going to count until the end of the season, Norwich obviously got beat again, but Brentwood got a good win.

“I think everyone is saying the same thing this year, you can’t predict the results on a Saturday or in mid-week.

“It’s three points out of three games, probably you look at that and say if you took three points against Aveley and lost against Haringey and Dereham, it’s the same.

“We probably wouldn’t have expected to take any points in them two games, but had a chance to take three points against Aveley, so if you mathematically look at it we’ve got the same from the three draws.”

The club also revealed midfielder Jonathan Adebayo had left the club to join Bostik South outfit VCD Athletic this week.

“It was time to freshen up a couple of weeks ago and I said we’re going to try and bring some new players in and obviously players who want to move on we said we’re not going to step in their way.

“It was one of them things and Jonathan has not featured for us since I said it’s the time to make changes and all I can do is thank him for his services and wish him all the best at his new club.”


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