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Romford boss ready for next test

PUBLISHED: 11:08 10 October 2012

Romford manager Paul Martin wants consistency (Gavin Ellis/TGS)

Romford manager Paul Martin wants consistency (Gavin Ellis/TGS)

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Ryman Division 1N: Romford v Chatham Town

Romford manager Paul Martin will not be making too many changes for his side’s Ryman Division One North clash with Chatham tonight.

Boro ran out 3-1 winners at Ware on Saturday, thanks to a six-minute goal blitz in the first half.

And Martin wants his men to build on that at Ship Lane this evening to remain among the front-runners.

He said: “Results are going all over the place at the moment, but hopefully we can go out and perform, get three more points and stay up there fighting at Christmas.

“We played really well in the first half on Saturday and got three really good goals.

“They scored a flukey goal but we’re trying to coach these boys to defend leads and we defended in the right manner.

“We got the three points, which is what we asked them for. It’s all a learning curve but the youngsters are starting to understand.”

Boro moved up to seventh place as a result, as Chatham slipped to a 2-1 home defeat against Aveley.

And Martin wants to see more of the same from his squad against the Kent club.

He added: “Ryan Imbert comes back into the squad and Matt Toms should be ok so it will stay pretty much the same.

“Jack Barry is unavailable on Saturday due to a wedding, but we want to try and be consistent and get on a good little run.

“Our target is always to get 20 points by Christmas and we’re halfway there already. I’m confident the youngsters will have a good season.”

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