Mistakes cost Romford again

PUBLISHED: 11:48 08 September 2014 | UPDATED: 11:48 08 September 2014

Romford manager Paul Martin felt his side threw away two points against Tilbury (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Romford manager Paul Martin felt his side threw away two points against Tilbury (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Martin: It’s two points lost

Paul Clayton of Romford (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)Paul Clayton of Romford (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Romford manager Paul Martin bemoaned the individual errors his side are making after they again threw away a lead in the Ryman One North at the weekend.

Boro were two goals up against Tilbury at Ship Lane, thanks to a double from record appearance holder Paul Clayton, but conceded twice in the second half in a seven-minute period to draw 2-2.

Martin admitted both goals were down to individual mistakes and conceded it was another two points lost for his team.

“It was two points lost all day long and it is a two-goal lead again,” he said.

“I have said to them they need two goals to get a result at the moment and I was proved right.

“Paul has gone back into centre-back and given us some stability. He had a great game and popped up with the two goals as well.

“We have played ok and we are playing well enough to win, but it is just individual mistakes which are costing us and a bit of bad luck.

“For the first goal Jamie Dicks has done well to get into a position, but then he slices his clearance and their striker has scored.

“Then Paul Preston, who has done well for me this season, should play the ball down the line but plays it across to my centre back. Clayton takes a few too many touches and the striker goes through and scores.”

Martin felt the turning point of the match was a missed opportunity from Abs Seymour, with the scoreline 2-0 to Romford.

He also called for his team to learn how to deal with a side changing formation during the match, something Tilbury did to good effect.

“Abs had a fantastic chance five minutes into the second half and that is the turning point for me,” added Martin.

“At St Margaretsbury in the FA Cup he goes through after 18 minutes and is composed, scores and we win the game 4-0.

“On Saturday he has a snapshot on the volley when he could have been more composed and I have been telling the boys inside the box they need more composure.

“I think when we look back to the early stages of the second half, Tilbury changed formation because they had to, to get back in the game.

“And we are struggling to deal with a team changing formation, but I can’t do everything for them, they need to deal with it themselves.

“The positive, though, is that we took a point but we just need to cut out the errors and be more clinical in front of goal.”

Romford return to action with another home match against Redbridge on Wednesday.

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