Martin content with draw for Romford against Basildon

PUBLISHED: 12:00 27 November 2018

Romford manager Paul Martin (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Romford manager Paul Martin (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Boro ended five-game losing run in league with Saturday’s stalemate against Bees

Harry Daly of Romford during Romford vs Basildon United, Bostik League Division 1 North Football at Rookery Hill on 24th November 2018Harry Daly of Romford during Romford vs Basildon United, Bostik League Division 1 North Football at Rookery Hill on 24th November 2018

Paul Martin feels Romford’s goalless draw against Basildon United in the Bostik North on Saturday was a fair result for both sides.

Boro ended a run of five straight defeats in the league with the stalemate at the weekend, but could even have won.

Harry Daly was guilty of missing an early chance on his return to the side, while there were other opportunities the Rookery Hill club did not put away.

Basildon, though, had chances of their own which they did not make the most of, leading Romford boss Martin to believe both teams were good value for a point.

Jon Nzengo of Romford during Romford vs Basildon United, Bostik League Division 1 North Football at Rookery Hill on 24th November 2018Jon Nzengo of Romford during Romford vs Basildon United, Bostik League Division 1 North Football at Rookery Hill on 24th November 2018

“It was a game in which both teams had chances to win the game, so the draw was probably a fair result,” he admitted.

“Harry had a good early chance which he should have at least hit the target with and there were other opportunities for us too.”

A huge positive from the draw for Romford would have been keeping a first clean sheet in the league since beating Aveley 2-0 on September 26.

On Saturday, Boro were boosted by the return of defender Jonathan Nzengo, who is dual-registered with landlords East Thurrock United.

With Nzengo cup-tied for the Rocks’ FA Trophy defeat at Salisbury, the full-back was allowed to turn out for Romford.

And Martin was grateful to have him back in his ranks to give his defence a boost for the visit from Basildon.

“Jonathan was back playing for us and that strengthened us, especially with Henry Fisher being out injured,” added the Romford manager.

“It was good to keep a clean sheet again after a bit of a gap, but now we have to start scoring goals.

“We’re creating chances, but we’re not taking them at the minute and that is something we need to work on.”


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