Bostik North: Romford boss Paul Martin content with draw at Soham Town Rangers

PUBLISHED: 12:00 04 April 2018

Romford manager Paul Martin (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Romford manager Paul Martin (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Boro earned a share of the spoils in Cambridgeshire thanks to goal from Nick Reynolds

Romford manager Paul Martin was keen to take the positives from a 1-1 draw at Soham Town Rangers in the Bostik North on Saturday.

Boro remain bottom of the table, but extended their unbeaten run to three games with a point at Rangers.

After a goalless first half, Martin’s men fell behind in the 62nd minute when Lewis Clayton scored for Soham.

However, the Ship Lane side drew level with eight minutes remaining in the match when the club’s all-time record goalscorer Nick Reynolds found the target.

Martin, however, believes Boro could have gone on to win the game after Reynolds’ equaliser, but was nonetheless content to take point on the road.

“There wasn’t much in the game. We didn’t get beat, which was a positive, but we were unlucky not to get the win,” he said.

“It was similar to the Sudbury game in that we went one down, but showed good character to come back into the game.

“It was another game where the luck wasn’t with us, but we have to take the positives.

“We’re three games unbeaten and we’re not losing distance to the teams ahead of us.”

At Soham, Martin handed a debut to forward Kris Newby, who signed for the Ship Lane side in the week leading up to the game.

It was an unforgettable first display in a Romford shirt for Newby, though perhaps not for the reason he would have wanted.

The attacker was dismissed following an incident in the 36th minute, as was Soham’s Will Gardner.

Martin admits he did not have a clear view to see what happened, but is gutted to be without Newby for the next few games.

“I couldn’t see much of the incident as it was at the other end of the pitch, but from what I could see, there was a bit of a scuffle after Kris went to block a clearance,” he added.

“It’s a massive blow because he’s a talented player, but we’re going to lose him for a few games now.”

• Romford had been due to host Grays Athletic on Easter Monday, but that match fell foul of the wet weather, with the game now due to take place on April 25.

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