Martin happy Romford get back on winning trail with success over Sudbury

PUBLISHED: 17:00 17 September 2018 | UPDATED: 14:13 19 September 2018

Romford manager Paul Martin looks on (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Romford manager Paul Martin looks on (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Two goals from Taylor Tombides helped Boro to 3-1 win over Suds

Paul Martin was satisfied Romford returned to winning ways in the Bostik North with a 3-1 win at home to Sudbury on Saturday.

Boro went into last weekend’s clash having lost both of their games in all competitions so far in September,

The Rookery Hill club had lost at Barking in the league on September 1, and were knocked out of the FA Cup by Kettering Town the following weekend.

Against Suds, though, Romford hit back in style to earn their first success of the month.

Taylor Tombides opened the scoring in the 13th minute, before netting again eight minutes later.

Jonathan Nzengo then handed Boro a three-goal lead in the 26th minute, before Sudbury pulled one back through Ben Hunter six minutes later.

Romford were able to see their lead through to the end of the game, and Martin was happy to see his side get back on the winning trail

“On paper and with the form guide, you probably would have said we were favourites on Saturday, but Sudbury are a good side and capable of causing teams problems,” he said.

“I was pleased with how we played and pleased to be able to take all three points.”

Romford received some welcome news in the lead up to the game, with Martin named Bostik North manager of the month for August.

The Boro boss oversaw two wins and a draw in the league in the opening month of the term which led to him collecting the league’s award.

Martin was pleased to be recognised for leading the Rookery Hill club to a good start to the season.

And the Romford boss was equally pleased his side did not succumb to what usually happens when receiving such a prize.

“I was happy to avoid the curse (of the manager of the month award) and not lose against Sudbury,” said Martin.

“It’s an honour to receive the award, but it’s deserved for our run at the start of the season.

“We’ve started really well and our home form in particular has been really good.”

Martin will hope Romford can continue to build on their solid opening to the term in the coming weeks.


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