Romford boss delighted

Martin looking for more

ROMFORD’S Paul Martin could hardly hide his delight as his side moved up to third place in Ryman One North with last night’s 2-0 victory over Grays.

Andy Edmunds gave Boro an early lead with a somewhat fortunate strike, with Paul Kavanagh’s late penalty sealing the points against Julian Dicks’ side at Mill Field.

And Martin wants his side to keep pushing, saying: “We’ve got 22 points now, which we didn’t get until Christmas or New Year last season.

“We only need another 18 to reach our first target, but I want us to go for the play-offs and I don’t see why we can’t.

“We’ve got to look at taking it on. There are a lot of hard games still coming up. We’ve got Heybridge, East Thurrock, Waltham Abbey and Great Wakering and there are no easy games this year.

“We’ll get a sticky patch, every team does, but hopefully we’ll be able to respond, get through winter and still take points off teams.”

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Edmunds broke the deadlock in the eighth minute, when Paul Kavanagh’s crossfield pass picked him out on the right and his hard-hit centre flashed past Stuart Robinson in the Grays goal.

“The finish was a little bit lucky,” said Martin.

“It was a very good move, though. Kav pinged a 60-yard ball out to Andy and he tried to drill it in hard and low, but the wind took it a bit and it ended up in the top corner.

“We didn’t have this luck last year and you need that if you’re going to win things.”

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