Romford boss ready for next test

Ryman Division 1N: Romford v Chatham Town

Romford manager Paul Martin will not be making too many changes for his side’s Ryman Division One North clash with Chatham tonight.

Boro ran out 3-1 winners at Ware on Saturday, thanks to a six-minute goal blitz in the first half.

And Martin wants his men to build on that at Ship Lane this evening to remain among the front-runners.

He said: “Results are going all over the place at the moment, but hopefully we can go out and perform, get three more points and stay up there fighting at Christmas.

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“We played really well in the first half on Saturday and got three really good goals.

“They scored a flukey goal but we’re trying to coach these boys to defend leads and we defended in the right manner.

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“We got the three points, which is what we asked them for. It’s all a learning curve but the youngsters are starting to understand.”

Boro moved up to seventh place as a result, as Chatham slipped to a 2-1 home defeat against Aveley.

And Martin wants to see more of the same from his squad against the Kent club.

He added: “Ryan Imbert comes back into the squad and Matt Toms should be ok so it will stay pretty much the same.

“Jack Barry is unavailable on Saturday due to a wedding, but we want to try and be consistent and get on a good little run.

“Our target is always to get 20 points by Christmas and we’re halfway there already. I’m confident the youngsters will have a good season.”

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