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Martin pleased gamble paid off

PUBLISHED: 10:15 25 September 2014 | UPDATED: 10:15 25 September 2014

Abs Seymour celebrates his equalising goal for Romford against Cray Wanderers (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Abs Seymour celebrates his equalising goal for Romford against Cray Wanderers (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Romford came from two down to earn a point

Romford manager Paul Martin praised Abs Seymour after his wonder goal rescued a point against Cray Wanderers in the Ryman One North.

Boro found themselves 2-0 down after goals from Adrian Stone and Shaun Welford, but Tom Richardson halved the deficit with a 78th minute penalty before Seymour struck from way outside the box to salvage a draw at Ship Lane.

Martin was pleased with the midfielder and joked Jamie Dicks owed him a beer, after the defenders first half error led to Cray taking the lead.

“Games are won and lost by worldies and mistakes and we have gifted Cray two goals and it has taken a worldie to get someone out of trouble,” said Martin.

“I think Dicko owes Abs a beer but at the end of the day, if you don’t shoot you don’t score and that is what I keep telling them to do.

“They need to stop the free headers coming in and take more gambles with shots because we created a lot of chances in the first half, we just didn’t get on the end of them.”

Although Romford were two down midway through the second period, Martin was always confident they could turn it around.

He discussed how horrible 2-0 can be as a scoreline and was pleased his gamble to rest players, ahead of this weekends FA Cup tie with Kingstonian, paid off.

“2-0 is a horrible scoreline to hold onto,” admitted Martin. “If you get 3-0 the game is over but 2-0 and you get a penalty, like we did, and it opens the door again.

“We did use the space well second half because their full-backs got on well and we changed it and gambled.

“The diagonal ball paid off, Reece Tranter was getting in behind them and I have got to be happy taking a point after leaving five or six out.”

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