Search

Romford boss wants more

12:00 14 March 2014

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

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

Gavin Ellis/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

Martin frustrated by under-performing team

Romford boss Paul Martin is desperate for his side to get something against lowly Wroxham tomorrow (Saturday), ahead of a tough four-game sequence in Ryman One North.

Boro ran out 2-0 winners at Burnham last weekend, but were beaten by Brentwood on Tuesday before Tom Richardson’s last-minute winner at bogey side Waltham Abbey last night (Thursday).

And Martin wants to see more points on the board as his side struggle for consistency.

He said: “We struggle every year to beat the teams around us. Ideally you want to get nine out of 12 points from those four games.

“We’ve got four tougher games coming up against Soham, VCD Athletic, Sudbury and Needham Market where you’d be happy with four points out of 12 and if we play how we have been, we can expect to come away disappointed from those.”

Paul Clayton and Nick Reynolds netted late goals to earn victory at Leslie Field on Saturday and Reynolds struck again in the midweek derby, before Sam Bantick’s late winner for Brentwood.

Martin added: “The last three Saturdays have been very dull games and it was an ugly win last Saturday.

“I didn’t think we deserved anything but we got the three points.

“It was disappointing as a manager to watch but we’ve not played well for month and have been nicking wins.

“As a manager you want excitement and good things to talk about, not criticising them for what they’re doing wrong.

“You could see it coming, though, and I was spitting feathers on Tuesday and went straight home.

“It was my 300th game and I didn’t even go in the bar. It was a derby against our arch rivals, who were third from bottom, and it was a real kick in the teeth.”

Chris Barry made his return to the side at Waltham Abbey, after re-signing for the club.

And Martin is hoping he can lift Boor in the closing weeks of the season as they play for position.

He added: “It’s hard trying to keep momentum when there’s nothing to play for in the last 15 or so games.

“We can’t get promoted and although mathematically we can still get relegated I don’t think it’s going to happen.

“Tired legs are no excuse but we’ve got a few knocks and others with work commitments and Chris said he would help us. He’s comfortable on the ball and has a good delivery at dead balls.

“I might bring some youngsters in from the under-18s to liven it up as well.

“I’m expecting more from them. I love my boys and I’m behind them all the time, but it’s frustrating when they’re trying to do things they’re not capable of.

“We’ve got to pick the right side and plan it to get the right balance. Some might say we’re rotating too much, but we’re underperforming.”

0 comments

Latest Romford Sports News

18:01
Essex head coach Chris Silverwood (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

County chase victory to seal home quarter-final

Joe Widdowson of Dagenham & Redbridge and Jake Reeves of AFC Wimbledon  (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Friendly: Dagenham & Redbridge 0 AFC Wimbledon 1

Yesterday, 21:35
The Essex squad pose in their NatWest T20 Blast kit at Chelmsford (pic: PA)

Rain cannot dampen Ravi’s mood too much

Yesterday, 17:00
Upminster celebrate getting a wicket (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Young team bounced back from defeat at Hadleigh on July 16 to earn impressive victory at promotion rivals Southend last weekend

Yesterday, 16:00
Hornchurch's Tom Moore (left) looks on with team mate Marc Whitlock. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

Tom Moore’s partnership with last man Marc Whitlock nearly got the 2015 Division One champions another win on Saturday

Yesterday, 15:00
Harold Wood skipper Richard Brabner (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Both sides looking for key points in race for promotion

Yesterday, 14:00
George Purcell in action for Hornchurch. Pic: MARK HODSMAN/TGS PHOTO

Ryman North club have scored nine times in five pre-season matches so far this summer and have two more coming up in the next few days

Yesterday, 13:00
Craig Robson of Dagenham & Redbridge challenges Leyton Orient's Ollie Palmer for the ball (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers centre back excited to get going after joining from Bognor Regis Town

Newsletter Sign Up

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

Which book character do you share cleaning habits with?

Whether you have more in common with put-upon Cinderella, emotionally turbulent Jane Eyre, or easily distracted Mole, you’re sure to appreciate that one lucky winner will receive four sessions of free cleaning. Enter our quiz for your chance to win. All runners up will get £10 off their first clean when making a repeat booking.

£15k prize bundle

Imagine having the opportunity to win an incredible £15,000 bundle of some of the most amazing prizes available. Well, for one lucky contest entrant that dream could soon become a reality because we at MyOffers are offering an incredible free prize bundle that will make even the most hardened person wild with excitement.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now