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Martin: We should’ve won

PUBLISHED: 12:15 16 March 2015

Romford manager Paul Martin (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Romford manager Paul Martin (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Boro boss wanting more after Aveley draw

Romford manager Paul Martin admits he was disappointed his side did not take all three points after their exhilarating 4-4 draw with Aveley.

Boro had battled back from 3-1 down to lead 4-3 but conceded an equaliser five minutes from the end.

And the late goal left Martin upset his side’s attacking prowess did not pay dividends.

“We’ve scored four away from home and we’ve only got a point. I’m happy with the point but we should have won the game,” said Martin.

“It’s a point away from home which we could have taken before the game. It was an eight-goal thriller which was played in the right manner.

“We played attacking football. The last time we scored four was a few months ago against Great Wakering Rovers in the cup.”

After taking the lead through Joe Scott the visitors fell behind following two Spencer Harrison goals in two minutes, both from free kicks.

The two goals left Martin not only devastated with the defending of the set pieces but also the manner of the fouls that led to them.

“We tell the boys not to give away cheap free kicks. They scored two goals both involving free headers from cheap free kicks,” added Martin.

“You have to look at our character though. We went two goals down and took the lead.

“If they keep playing like that and grinding out results then hopefully we can keep creeping away from the drop zone.”

After letting in three goals before the interval Romford only conceded once after the break.

But Martin was still livid with the performance of his defenders in the opening 45 minutes.

“I had to make sure my back four sharpened up a little bit and tightened up a lot more after half time because I believed the forwards could score goals.

“Normally we criticise our forwards for not taking their chances and losing us game. The attacking side was good but our defence was very poor in the first half.

“The boys defended well after half time but still conceded a goal. We missed a couple of good chances to win the game too.”


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