Lord sad to see run come to end
PUBLISHED: 10:30 24 March 2015
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Romford lose for first time in three games against Heybridge
Romford assistant manager Mark Lord says it was disappointing the club’s recent unbeaten run came to an end against Heybridge Swifts.
Boro were two goals down by half time and conceded a third six minutes after the break before Loui Hazelwood scored their only goal in the 66th minute of a 3-1 defeat.
The club’s recent run has helped lift the Ship Lane team out of the relegation zone and Lord admits the fashion in which it went was frustrating.
“After three games unbeaten, we just did not turn up at home to Heybridge. The players were possibly complacent and a little tired, a little fatigued,” said Lord.
“We worked hard in our last two games and we fielded the same side. Then we get that performance. We win as a side and we lose a side.”
Next up for Romford is a relegation six-pointer with Barkingside, the club directly below them in the final relegation spot.
Lord says the players must regain their confidence quickly if they are to succeed against Side.
“It’s up to us as a management team to pick the boys up. We gave them a rollocking after the Heybridge game,” added Lord.
“We told them if they play like that against Barking, they’ll get beat. Hopefully we’ll get a good response from them.”
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