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We’re enjoying a fairytale run, says Romford boss Martin

PUBLISHED: 13:52 28 March 2014 | UPDATED: 13:52 28 March 2014

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

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

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Romford’s Paul Martin admitted seeing his side net an injury-time winner against Needham Market on Wednesday was “a bit of a fairytale” as they made it six straight wins in Ryman One North.

Tom Richardson’s late strike, and first-half goals by Paul Clayton and Jack Barry, sealed a 3-2 win at Ship Lane as Boro kept their momentum ahead of derbies against Redbridge tomorrow (Saturday) and Thurrock on Tuesday.

Clayton and Richardson had scored in a 3-1 win at Sudbury on Saturday too, after Nick Reynolds grabbed the opener to leave Martin incredibly proud of his side.

“It is a bit of a fairytale isn’t it? Little Romford with no budget upsetting another big team and with 12 points out of 12 against four teams who are well above us,” a beaming Martin exclaimed.

“Every win for me is the best one, but you can’t knock a 90th-minute winner. Tom caught it really well and it’s gone through the keeper’s legs.

“It’s unbelievable. We’re going to stutter sooner or later, we know that, but we have just got to take it as it comes.”

Romford will hope to continue their sensational run when they welcome Redbridge, before facing landlords Thurrock.

Captain Jack Barry will miss those games as he is on holiday, but Martin is targeting an 11th home league win against the Motormen.

“Let’s go again at home on Saturday and try to get our 11th win,” added Martin.

“We’ve just got to keep going, keep our feet on the ground and see where it takes us until the end of the season.

“Thurrock deserve to be in the play-offs and they are another good footballing team and I can turn around now and say they played us off the park when we beat them 3-1.”

Despite that earlier loss against Thurrock, Martin can reflect on one of his finest seasons in charge of Romford.

“I think people have got to start realising it is teams like us, the Chathams, Barkingsides that haven’t got a lot of money who deserve praise,” added Martin.

“It is a credit to every club like us, if we are able to stay in this league, but we won’t get recognised for that because we haven’t won anything.

“Last year was fantastic coming eighth and 14 points off the play-offs and even if we don’t beat that target, I’d still probably say it is one of my best 
seasons with this club.”

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