Romford ‘outplayed and outclassed’

Martin has few complaints after 5-0 loss

Romford boss Paul Martin admitted his side were well beaten by in-form Ryman One North rivals Enfield Town.

Boro slumped to a 5-0 home defeat at Mill Field, their third successive loss, on Saturday.

And Martin said: “We were outplayed and outclassed. It hurt watching it and probably hurt to play in it.

“We played quite well in the first half and were a bit unlucky to go in at half-time 2-0 down, we didn’t deserve that.

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“I said to the boys at half-time ‘if we get an early goal we’re back in it’, but we conceded early and it’s a lot harder to come back from 3-0 down.”

Martin included Chris Sullivan and Andy Edmunds in his starting line-up for the first time and brought Nick Reynolds off the bench in the second half, after the striker had pins removed from his two broken fingers during midweek.

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But the home side failed to score for a third game in a row, following defeats against Redbridge (3-0) and Thamesmead (1-0).

Martin added: “We’re going through the motions a bit, but Needham Market have now gone and lost four on the spin.

“It happens. Every club has little runs, good and bad. I said when Enfield beat us 1-0, they were the best footballing side we’ve seen this season and they’re the only team who have looked better than us.

“We created some good chances, but their keeper made three or four good saves.

“It was our biggest gate of the season, though, which was a positive and generated a bit of money for the club.”

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