Martin wants repeat result

PUBLISHED: 16:30 13 October 2015

Romford manager Paul Martin and assistant Mark Lord (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Romford manager Paul Martin and assistant Mark Lord (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Boro boss hoping team can complete a league double over Waltham Abbey tonight

Romford manager Paul Martin is keen for his side to do what they did two weeks ago and beat Waltham Abbey in the Ryman North tonight (Tuesday).

Boro defeated the Capershotts outfit 2-0 on September 30 at Ship Lane for just their third win of the league campaign.

They are the visitors this time, making the trip on the M25 to take on Abbey team that are bottom of the table with just six points.

But Martin knows what his side can be like and is just desperate for them to follow the formbook this evening by beating the basement boys.

“Realistically we should be getting three points tonight and on Saturday against Redbridge. Then we have Aveley, Bury Town and Hornchurch,” said the Romford boss.

“But I know what could happen. We will probably muck up tonight and Saturday and beat Hornchurch or Bury!

“No disrespect to the other teams, but I am expecting four points from the next two games at least and then that will take us nicely into the Aveley, Bury and Hornchurch match.

“After that we face Slough at the end of the month in the FA Trophy so we have a lot of fixtures coming up and I will have to shuffle the squad.”

Nick Reynolds will return tonight, but Romford are without Dan Cossington or Chris Barry for the Capershotts clash.

They will go into the match with spirits high despite a 2-1 loss at Thamesmead Town on Saturday.

Akwasi Marfo put Boro ahead, but Mead hit back at Bayliss Avenue and took the points in the end.

Martin added: “Nick will be back, but he isn’t a central midfielder so I need to do something there. Connor Goldstone will keep his shirt and George Tubey may come in too. Hopefully we can get the job done tonight and take the three points.

“It was a good 15-minute spell we had against Thamesmead, but a lack of concentration has cost us for the two goals. It was a pretty even game.

“But someone had to win it. They were a bit wary of us second half and went five at the back and got the job done.

“I would say we were unlucky, but the chances were quite even. Burgs should have done better with a header and George Woodward has hit the crossbar, but Michael Gooch has had to make a good save too.

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