Romford boss aims for back-to-back league wins

PUBLISHED: 17:08 01 November 2013 | UPDATED: 17:31 01 November 2013

Romford manager Paul Martin. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Romford manager Paul Martin. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

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Romford will go in search of back-to-back Ryman One North wins for the first time this season when they host Dereham Town tomorrow, and manager Paul Martin knows now is the time to start finding some consistency.

It’s been an up and down season for Boro as they find themselves in 15th spot going into the match at Ship Lane.

But fresh from their 1-0 win over promotion contenders Maldon & Tiptree last weekend, and a gutsy performance in midweek despite bowing out of the Essex Senior Cup 3-0 to Dagenham & Redbridge, Martin believes they have to start stringing some results together if they want to have a chance of reaching the play-offs.

“I’ve not seen Dereham this year but I know their home form is better than their away form, like us and really I’m expecting three points,” said Martin.

“No-one has looked better than us this season, but we need to find some consistency and win three or four on the spin and get a run going.

“I don’t want to keep winning one week and losing the next because if we can get a run going then the play-offs are still a possibility for us.

“Everyone was buzzing for the Dagenham match and hopefully the boys will go out there with the same attitude on Saturday against Dereham and get three points.”

Martin took a lot of heart from their performance against the Daggers and was pleased with their effort and commitment against the professional outfit.

“I thought in the first half we matched them and did well,” he added.

“Their keeper pulled out a really good save and we had a couple of good deliveries into the box.

“We knew we weren’t going to have the legs to match them for 90 minutes because they train every day and we train two hours a week.

“All we had to do was go to Dagenham and enjoy it and I don’t think 3-0 is an embarrassing result.”

Goals have certainly been a problem for Boro all season and they have only netted 18 in the league going into tomorrow’s match.

And in a bid to boost their chances, Martin has brought back last season’s top goalscorer Nick Reynolds from Maldon & Tiptree.

The Boro boss submitted a seven-day approach for the striker last week and Martin was pleased to have Reynolds back at the club.

“His registration didn’t get sorted out in time to play at Dagenham but we all know how good Nick can be,” said Martin.

“He was last season’s top lscorer for us and no matter what level you are at you always miss goals. We haven’t been great in front of goal all season but now with Nick back hopefully that can change.”

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