Romford’s Richardson: We can beat anyone!
PUBLISHED: 14:30 27 March 2014
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After scoring the winner deep into stoppage time against Needham Market at Ship Lane on Wednesday night Romford striker Tom Richardson admitted Boro feel like they can beat everyone at the moment.
Richardson’s goal earned a 3-2 win and it was their sixth successive victory in the Ryman One North.
The frontman admitted the winner was down to Romford’s mentality, saying: “We keep going towards the end, we never give up and that is what Romford are all about. The goal was just one of those things. It was just hit and hope.
“I think Needham and VCD are probably the best passing sides we have faced but Magic (boss Paul Martin) knew that and said to us before the game that we were going to set up the same way we did against VCD.
“I think both teams played great football. It was a fast paced and exciting game to watch for both sets of fans.
“We just knew we had to work hard and luckily it has paid off.”
It was Richardson’s late winner against Waltham Abbey on March 13 which started Romford’s incredible run and the youngster revealed the current belief in the Boro camp.
He said: “It all started off where we had four games against the lower sides in the league and Magic said he wanted nine points.
“We got that and Magic turned around and said ‘we’ve got another four hard games but I don’t expect us to get four wins because they are top teams’.
“But when we beat one top team we thought why can’t we beat the others. It is just a rolling ball. We beat VCD and they are top of the league so now we think why can’t we beat everyone else.
“You start winning games and you start playing well, you get a bit more confidence in each other and start knocking the ball about and we couldn’t ask for a better pitch at this time of year either.”
Romford were trailing Needham twice during the first half but Paul Clayton and Jack Barry were able to peg the visitors back to ensure it was 2-2 at the break.
Richardson believes it was important to show Boro have that character as they hadn’t gone behind in their previous five league wins.
“The last few games we’ve shut out teams so we haven’t been used to going behind,” admitted the forward.
“But at 1-0 down that is the character you want to see, we didn’t have any heads go down and it is another big step for us to keep this run going.
“Teams are looking at our results and thinking ‘what’s going on over there? What are they doing?’ and I don’t think anyone wants to play us at the moment.”