Romford boss Martin wants his squad to be inspired by Rangers for big Canvey clash

PUBLISHED: 16:30 26 January 2018

Chris Taylor of Romford (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Chris Taylor of Romford (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Romford will be looking to take some inspiration from Soham Town Rangers ahead of their clash against Canvey Island this weekend.

Boro host The Islanders at Ship Lane on Saturday (3pm) as they look to cause an upset and pull themselves further away from the foot of the Bostik North table.

Paul Martin’s men will be looking to play a similar style to the Rangers, who cruised to a comfortable 3-0 victory against the Gulls last weekend, after watching the match when their trip to Bowers was called off.

“We went and watched them on Saturday and to be quite honest Soham were absolutely fantastic,” Martin said. “They didn’t give them a chance to breathe, so hopefully we can learn a bit from that and do the same against them.”

The strugglers have had mixed results against Danny Heale’s men so far this campaign as they won 2-0 at Park Lane thanks to a brace from Chris Taylor in the fourth round of the Essex Senior Cup.

They suffered a 1-0 league defeat with George Sykes scoring a penalty in the 50th minute, but manager Martin praised the quality in Canvey’s squad.

“They are quality all round the park, but like I say about this league, anyone can beat anyone,” he said.

“Canvey have Sam Collins who has lots of experience, they’ve got George Sykes, who’s a goalscorer and we’ve actually got his older brother Josh with us now.

“The list just goes on and on, they’ve got Jack Giddens on loan in goal now, I mean what more could you ask for?”

Despite being second from bottom, Martin is not panicking and believes Boro just have to worry about their own form in the coming weeks.

“It’s still very tight down the table with six, seven or eight teams still floating around that area,” he added.

“Aveley are on a bit of a run now and Tilbury are picking up, so results haven’t been going our way of late.

“We’ve been working hard and that showed with our result against Maldon & Tiptree, but we then went and lost to Ware.

“We just have to worry about ourselves and try to get three points every game we play – not worry about results around us.”

Goalkeeper Stephen Reynolds could miss out this weekend, ahead of Wednesday’s home match with Hornchurch.


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