Martin warns players they’re not safe yet

PUBLISHED: 11:30 26 March 2015 | UPDATED: 14:04 26 March 2015

Romford manager Paul Martin (pic: Daniel Hussey)

Romford manager Paul Martin (pic: Daniel Hussey)

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Romford pull away from danger zone with home success against Barkingside

Romford supremo Paul Martin says anything can still happen at the bottom of the Ryman North Division despite seeing his side move five points clear of danger.

Boro beat Barkingside, who occupy the final relegation position, 5-1 on Wednesday to open up a gap between the two sides.

Side have two games in hand over the Ship Lane club and Martin has warned his players that they cannot ease off just yet.

“A win’s a win but they’ve still got two games in hand so if they win those they go above us,” said the Boro boss.

“It’s still all to play for. The next six games are massive for us. Until we know we’re safe we have to keep playing like we did in the second half against Barkingside.”

Romford were mightily impressive in the after the interval against the Sky Blues as they scored four times to seal a vital victory in their bid to avoid the drop.

It was marked improvement on their display in the opening 45 minutes and Martin admits he had to make a few tactical tweaks earlier than planned.

“We started with a formation that didn’t work. We changed that after 30 minutes and we stuck with it. We kept catching them on the counter attack,” added the Romford chief.

“The first half was very scrappy. We expected that to happen. In the second half we came out and looked a bit more hungrier than they did. I thought they were better in the first half.”

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