Martin: I’m saddest man in Romford

Romford manager Paul Martin (Gavin Ellis/TGS)

Romford manager Paul Martin (Gavin Ellis/TGS) - Credit: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Boro boss bemoans his side’s misfortunes

Romford manager Paul Martin could not hide his disappointment after his side’s injury-time defeat to Brentwood this week.

Boro conceded twice in injury time to go down by a 4-3 margin at Ship Lane, their sixth loss in seven, and Martin said: “I’m probably the saddest person in Romford right now. We haven’t been beaten by a lack of effort. It feels like someone is sticking pins in a voodoo doll.

“The Christmas points target was met and we have to lift the boys. It was only a couple of weeks ago I was talking about the play-offs, but now it is just about picking up some results.”

Boro are due to host Ware tomorrow (Saturday) and visit Waltham Abbey on Tuesday, but the weather could again have a big say in whether or not matches go ahead, with a cold spell forecast.

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Martin added: “If you look at it yes it should be six points, but we have got to turn up.

“The weather is supposed to be bad and I doubt the Waltham Abbey game will be on. We could be looking at another two-three week break and we aren’t even half way through the season yet.

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“It could come to March where we are playing three games a week.”

The downbeat Martin could not help bemoaning his club’s current plight in an increasingly competitive division, adding: “Looking at Brentwood, they have people like Alex Read and Abs Seymour who we have brought through and they were fantastic.

“We are always going to lose players and act as a feeder club

“Some teams who put in £2,000 (per week) will be looking at themselves and wondering why they aren’t in the play-offs and are having a difficult game against us who don’t pay a thing.

“But that’s something we have to deal with every year and until we can get our own ground and afford to pay money that will not change.”

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