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Romford boss wants champagne finish

13:00 25 April 2014

Romford manager Paul Martin (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Romford manager Paul Martin (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Boro visit high-flying rivals on final day

Romford's Tom Richardson goes on the attack against Brentwood on Bank Holiday Monday (pic: Mick Kearns/TGSPHOTO)Romford's Tom Richardson goes on the attack against Brentwood on Bank Holiday Monday (pic: Mick Kearns/TGSPHOTO)

Romford manager Paul Martin wants his side to be the ones “popping champagne” and not title hopefuls VCD Athletic as the Ryman One North season draws to a close tomorrow (Saturday).

Boro have nothing left to play for, but opponents VCD are still in the hunt for the title and Martin wants his players to put on a show at the Oakwood.

He said: “There is going to be mixed emotions that day, whether we are going to be popping champagne because we have just stopped a team winning the league or they’re going to be doing it and we’ll be slumped on the floor.

“Everyone will be there just to see out the last game of the season and clap the fans to show them our appreciation for what they have given to us this year support wise.

“I don’t want to see a team celebrating after the game that they have been promoted against a Romford side, but if we play like we did against Brentwood and Dereham it is going to be an easy game for VCD unfortunately.”

It was not a happy Easter weekend for Romford as they lost in a pair of high scoring matches.

Reece Tranter and Joe Oates netted in a 4-2 loss against Dereham in Norfolk, where Oates was shown a late red card.

And Boro slipped to a 3-2 derby defeat against Brentwood at Ship Lane on Monday, after Nick Reynolds and Jamie Dicks found the net but Oates missed a penalty.

Romford’s performances in both matches failed to please Martin, who added: “The last two performances we have gone from heroes to villains, that is how I look at it.

“Saturday and Monday you couldn’t pick out an individual player that looked good out there.

“Sometimes like Dereham and like on Monday we can carry two or three and we might still have got a result, but we have carried 11.”

The highest Romford can finish now is 11th in the table, although only victory at VCD will guarantee that.

Martin believes they could have been much higher up, though, adding: “I believe we are good enough to be a mid-table team and we’ve proved that over five years.

“Am I happy with 11th? I’d say no because I think we could have and probably should have finished sixth or seventh.

“Some managers might accept that, the supporters will probably be happy with it, but I’d be a little disappointed because I wanted at least top 10.”

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