Martin looking for three wins

Romford manager Paul Martin has food for thought (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Romford manager Paul Martin has food for thought (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO) - Credit: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Boro boss happier after mid-week success

Romford manager Paul Martin is targeting three more victories in January to move them away from the relegation places in the Ryman North table.

Boro secured their first win since November 22 on Tuesday when Eddie Hart scored the only goal of the game to defeat Thamesmead Town at Bayliss Avenue.

Ahead of Brightlingsea Regent’s visit to Ship Lane tomorrow (Saturday), Martin is hoping Boro can pick up nine points from a possible 12 in January.

“Brightlingsea are flying and have been on a fantastic run,” said Martin.

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“But if the boys put in a shift I know we will have half a chance of winning.

“We still need three more wins before the end of the month to be able to say we are comfortable in the league, so that is my aim.”

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Martin was thrilled with the effort against The Mead and felt justice was served when Adem Ramadan smashed a penalty against the bar, minutes after Hart had volleyed Boro ahead in the 51st minute.

“The boys all performed and that is what got us the result,” added Martin.

“It was nice to put a team and formation out that I like and it has paid off. It was never a penalty as well, so it was justice when they missed.”

Martin also confirmed Matt Toms has left the club, adding: “Matt has gone to Cheshunt. He left on good terms and I understood why.

“The money people are being offered is enough to rent a car for a month.

“He is a good friend of this football club and has been one of our best performers this season so I am sorry to see him go.”

Tom Richardson has also departed Ship Lane and joined Boro’s league rivals Brentwood Town.

Martin added: “I brought Tom out of the Essex Alliance League and gave him a chance.

“Part of my job at Romford is to get people out of park football and put them in the shop window.

“I always know I can’t keep hold of these players and I can’t hold them back when money is involved.”

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