Search

Romford boss hits out after loss

13:02 22 April 2014

Romford players show their displeasure to the referee during their derby defeat against Brentwood (pic: Mick Kearns/TGSPHOTO)

Romford players show their displeasure to the referee during their derby defeat against Brentwood (pic: Mick Kearns/TGSPHOTO)

Mick Kearns/TGSPHOTO c/o 27 Plaiters Way, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3LR - Editorial Use ONLY - FA Premier League and Football League images are subject to DataCo Licencing restrictions

Romford manager Paul Martin was downbeat after his side lost their penultimate Ryman One North game of the season to Brentwood at Ship Lane.

Romford keeper Atu Ngoy is booked during the derby against Brentwood (pic: Mick Kearns/TGSPHOTO)Romford keeper Atu Ngoy is booked during the derby against Brentwood (pic: Mick Kearns/TGSPHOTO)

The Boro boss wasn’t happy with his side’s performance against their local rivals either, as goals from Matt Toms and Jamie Dicks proved mere consolations as a poor first half cost them.

Martin admitted his players are struggling to motivate themselves with nothing left to play for, saying: “I wouldn’t have said we deserved anything out of the game, we have certainly chucked the towel in now.

“We have gone from playing excellent football to playing like a pub team. It is hard to try and motivate the players when you’ve got nothing to play for.

“I think we knew we blew our chance, that glimmer of hope for the play-offs, and they just look deflated now and even myself, I am struggling to pick myself up at the moment.

“I am more disappointed because it is a derby again and they’ve taken six points off us this year and to be quite honest they have probably deserved both wins and that is the frustrating thing for me.”

Joe Oates missed a spot-kick with the scoreline 2-1 in Brentwood’s favour, but Martin wasn’t too harsh on the midfielder, adding: ““Joe scored a fantastic penalty on Saturday against Dereham.

“He is our third choice penalty taker and you would see a penalty like that in La Liga, but it was more like Hackney Marshes.

“I can’t knock him because his work rate was good, he has given one hundred per cent.”

Boro end their campaign with a trip to second-placed VCD Athletic on Saturday but can only finish as high as 11th now.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Sport Stories

09:23
London Raiders forward Mason Webster fights for possession with Invicta's Josh Condren (pic: John Scott)

South East Cup: London Raiders 2 Invicta 7

Yesterday, 19:36
West Ham United's Enner Valencia (left) falls over in the box after battling for the ball with Southampton's Maya Yoshida during the Barclays Premier League match at St Mary's Stadium, Southampton.

Another sluggish start by the Hammers cost them against the Saints at St Mary’s

Yesterday, 17:40
Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Dagenham & Redbridge boss says wind played a huge part in defeat at U’s

Luke Guttridge of Dagenham & Redbridge and Harrison Dunk of Cambridge United (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Cambridge United 1 Dagenham & Redbridge 0

Charlie Austin  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

As West Ham travel to Southampton, Slaven Bilic insists that Austin will not need extra motivation

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic

Hammers boss Slaven Bilic says just moving to a big stadium does not make them a big club

Yesterday, 08:00
New signing Luke Guttridge made his Dagenham & Redbridge debut at Newport (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Midfielder could make full debut at Cambridge after cameo role against Newport

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

Sony Smart Ultra HD 55'' LED TV

Enjoy the ultimate entertainment experience in your living room with the Sony Smart Ultra 55’’ LED TV. Be the envy of all your friends with this huge TV- you can change your living room into your own cinema! Get the boys around to watch the football or get the girls around to watch the DVD of 50 Shades.. this is a prize that everyone would enjoy! Stand a chance to upgrade your current entertainment system by wining this fantastic prize.

Surface Pro 4

Technology is ever evolving. We are constantly being shown new technology that is innovative, revolutionary and designed to make life easier for us all. Gone are the days of dial up modems and computers so large you needed half a room to store it. We are in the age of smooth, small and sleek. Companies are all trying their best to create technology that is easy to transport and guaranteed to be user friendly.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe