New-look Romford 'grafting' says Reynolds
PUBLISHED: 17:00 16 November 2017
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Romford striker Nick Reynolds believes the club have turned a corner, after stretching their unbeaten run to three matches this week.
Boro followed up their battling 2-2 draw at Bostik North leaders Dereham Town with a 2-0 Essex Senior Cup win at Canvey in midweek.
And they return to Ship Lane to host Aveley this weekend, with confidence growing among the squad.
Reynolds said: “I feel like the new-look squad is more of a unit now. People have learnt each other’s games and there are a lot of boys willing to graft for each other.
“Hopefully we can take that into the league and get a result on Saturday. Aveley aren’t going to be a push over, a new manager and some top signings will make them stronger. But if we keep playing the way we are and listening to he management team’s instructions we won’t be bottom of that table for long.”
Long-serving Reynolds was given his first start in four matches at Park Lane on Tuesday and paid tribute to his team-mates, as two goals from Chris Taylor secured a first quarter-final appearance in 18 years.
He added: “It was a good, solid Romford performance. It’s battles like that which make this club what it is.
“I’m not saying we were perfect, but we did do a lot of things right. We created chances and put them under pressure, then on the other side we defended as a team well.”
Reynolds was particularly impressed with the performances of two younger members of the side and is now hoping to play more of a role himself in upcoming fixtures.
He said: “You look at personal performances such as Arthur (Janata), who has had a great debut in goal, Chris Taylor who scored two fantastic goals and young Sam (Mvemba). He’s only 17 and I’m impressed with the lad every time he steps onto the pitch.
“I’m literally his biggest fan because I can relate to where he is. Being that young in a men’s first team and putting in performances like he is, that boy has got big things coming.
“Canvey Island have got to be one of the biggest teams in our league alongside Grays with the history they both have and to get a result against them is massive for us, especially as it has sent us into the quarter finals of that cup.
“I was just happy to be a part of it, get 90 minutes under my belt and put my name in the frame for a start in the league soon.”