Romford boss ‘is not panicking’

PUBLISHED: 10:30 05 September 2014

Romford boss Paul Martin. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Romford boss Paul Martin. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

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Martin: We need to cut out mistakes

Romford boss Paul Martin is refusing to panic after suffering mixed fortunes this week.

Boro play host to Ryman One North rivals Tilbury tomorrow (Saturday) and Redbridge on Wednesday, having progressed in the FA Cup with a 4-0 win at St Margaretsbury, before floodlight failure saved them from a potential third successive league defeat at Brightlingsea Regent in midweek.

Martin’s men were 2-0 down when North Road was plunged into darkness after 52 minutes, but got a reprieve when the match was abandoned.

And the boss hopes they can make the most of it and start finding some consistency.

He said: “I’m not panicking, we’re playing some good football at times, but it’s just a lack of concentration individually, making little errors.

“Once we get that out of our systems we’ll be alright. The boys have got faith in themselves now, a bit of belief and confidence and it’s going to come. We’ve just got to be a bit patient and stop rushing things.

“It’s only six games in now. I want 20 points before Christmas, like I say every week, and hopefully we can get the three points when we go back to Brightlingsea and get 20 before Christmas and have a good cup run.

“There will be some little changes to keep the squad fresh. We’ve just got to make sure we use the squad right, hopefully I can get things right and start getting points on the board.”

Goals from Abs Seymour, Ryan Imbert’s sixth of the campaign, Nick Reynolds and captain Jack Barry secured FA Cup success at St Margaretsbury, a cheque for £1,925 prize money and home tie against Ryman Premier Division side Bury next weekend.

Boro will be without Seymour for that first qualifying round tie but Martin hopes his side can produce an upset.

He added: “It doesn’t matter whether they’ve only scored three goals and they’re fifth from bottom, they’re still a Ryman Prem team, they’ve still got a good budget and they’ll still have quality players.

“We’re the underdogs and we always will be and if we go out and upset them it will be a great bonus for the club, three grand in the pocket and make a name for ourselves.

“All we can say is we’ll take it, we’ll go and watch them, if we get it right and get a result or the boys work hard and we get knocked out I’m not going to complain about it.”

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