Defensive strength delights Romford boss

Martin praise after overdue clean sheet

Romford manager Paul Martin was delighted to see his side keep a clean sheet in their 2-0 win over Ryman One North play-off rivals Enfield Town on Saturday.

Not since their February 5 success over Ware had Boro kept the opposition off the scoresheet, a run of 10 games, but Adam Rafis had only one save of note to make at Mill Field.

Martin said: “The boys at the back looked quite comfortable. Enfield didn’t cause us too many problems and threatened only once at a free-kick which Adam pushed over.

“We defended well front to back and it was a big six-pointer for us.”


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Ben Turner struck from the spot on the stroke of half-time to open the scoring and Alex Read sealed the points with a 72nd-minute effort from Kurt Smith’s cross.

But Martin added: “There’s no point getting carried away. We’ve got to make sure we beat the teams at the bottom of the table as well.

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“Another three points at Tilbury tomorrow will put us in a great position, but we’ve got a couple of tough games coming up after that at Harlow and Needham Market.”

Striker Toran Senghore has left the club and was on target for Great Wakering in their 2-0 win at Wingate on Saturday.

Martin said: “Toran was a great asset to the club for the last two seasons but there’s a lot of competition for places.

“Some want to play week in, week out and I can’t keep them all happy, but I wish Toran all the best.”

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