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PUBLISHED: 15:55 13 September 2011

Jack Barry of Romford celebrates (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Jack Barry of Romford celebrates (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Ryman Div 1N; tonight: Waltham Abbey v Romford

Romford will look to extend their unbeaten run to six matches as they travel to Capershotts for Ryman Division One North action tonight.

Boro were held to a 2-2 draw by Cheshunt at the weekend, much to the frustration of manager Paul Martin, who does not enjoy trips to Waltham Abbey.

He said: “It’s very much a bogey team for me and it will be another tough one for us.

“There will be one or two changes tonight and you don’t want injuries before a big FA Cup game.

“We want to get a stable side out and the squad is still trying to gel. But I know my players are capable and can only get better.

“We’re not playing fantastically yet, but we’re not struggling. We’re not losing games we would’ve lost last year.”

Jack Barry and Paul Kavanagh twice gave Boro the lead against Cheshunt, but an inability to hold on cost them dear.

Martin added: “We’re leaking too many goals. We scored two really good goals ourselves and played some really good football, but we’re not focused enough and we’re switching off and getting punished.

“We’re unbeaten in five but it’s still disappointing as three of those are draws which should’ve been wins and the extra six points would put us right up there.”

Elliot Anderson will keep his place in goal, after coming in for Lamar Joseph-Johnson at the weekend, while Kurt Smith could get a place on the bench.

But Hyun Jin-Lee is still “a week away” from any action.

Martin added: “I thought Elliot did well on Saturday and deserved his chance. He has been patient and keeps his place.

“Kurt is nearly there. He’s not fit enough to start, but he may go on the bench.”


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