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Defensive strength delights Romford boss

PUBLISHED: 15:00 21 March 2011

Romford manager Paul Martin looks stunned (TGS)

Romford manager Paul Martin looks stunned (TGS)

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Martin praise after overdue clean sheet

Romford manager Paul Martin was delighted to see his side keep a clean sheet in their 2-0 win over Ryman One North play-off rivals Enfield Town on Saturday.

Not since their February 5 success over Ware had Boro kept the opposition off the scoresheet, a run of 10 games, but Adam Rafis had only one save of note to make at Mill Field.

Martin said: “The boys at the back looked quite comfortable. Enfield didn’t cause us too many problems and threatened only once at a free-kick which Adam pushed over.

“We defended well front to back and it was a big six-pointer for us.”

Ben Turner struck from the spot on the stroke of half-time to open the scoring and Alex Read sealed the points with a 72nd-minute effort from Kurt Smith’s cross.

But Martin added: “There’s no point getting carried away. We’ve got to make sure we beat the teams at the bottom of the table as well.

“Another three points at Tilbury tomorrow will put us in a great position, but we’ve got a couple of tough games coming up after that at Harlow and Needham Market.”

Striker Toran Senghore has left the club and was on target for Great Wakering in their 2-0 win at Wingate on Saturday.

Martin said: “Toran was a great asset to the club for the last two seasons but there’s a lot of competition for places.

“Some want to play week in, week out and I can’t keep them all happy, but I wish Toran all the best.”

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