Romford boss praises duo

Romford manager Paul Martin shouts out instructions (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Romford manager Paul Martin shouts out instructions (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO) - Credit: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Martin pleased for unsung pair

Romford manager Paul Martin praised two players who haven’t featured regularly for his side this season, after they helped Boro pick up three points against Harlow on Saturday.

Martin was pleased for Michael Clark and Aaron Omand who both excelled at opposite ends of the pitch.

He recognised goalkeeper Omand’s efforts, as he kept a clean sheet in his second match for the club.

Omand had to make some crucial saves to preserve Boro’s lead after David Ottley’s wonder strike and Martin said: “He kept us in the game. What a save! That’s 1-1 and anything can happen then.

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“My captain should be heading it our for a corner, he’s tried to be flash and chest it to the keeper and it has caused a three-minute spell where they put us under pressure.

“Fair play to him (Omand), he’s been with us a couple of months and we’ve had to give him a couple of chances because he’s been patient and he is paying his dues back.”

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Reserve striker Michael Clark started on the bench against Harlow, but was given a chance to impress in the second half and took it.

The 19-year-old grabbed his first goal of the season and left Martin pondering what might have been for the youngster.

He added: “Young Clarky has been with me since he was about 16, he’s come through all the youth policies.

“He was in and out of the first team squad last year, because he works on a Saturday and it’s hard for him.

“He wasn’t working, so it was a chance to bring him into the side.

“I know what the boy is capable of doing, and unfortunately, he’s turned 19 now, and would have been a great youngster to have next season but he’s got a three-year scholarship in America.

“So obviously I’ll lose him but he’s took his goal fantastically.”

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