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Romford boss seeks boring life

PUBLISHED: 08:59 10 September 2011

Romford boss Paul Martin (Gavin Ellis/TGS)

Romford boss Paul Martin (Gavin Ellis/TGS)

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Martin: Games are too wide open

Paul Martin wants Romford games to be more boring.

Boro celebrated a 3-2 FA Cup win over Royston Town last weekend to extend their unbeaten run to four games.

And they return to Ryman One North action against Cheshunt at Mill Field today (Saturday), before visiting Waltham Abbey on Tuesday.

Martin said: “All the games are wide open. We’ve got to shut up shop a bit.

“It must be good for the fans to watch, but we’ve got to stop conceding.

“Will Cheshunt’s heads be down after going out of the FA Cup? You don’t know, but we won’t take them for granted.

“Waltham Abbey is never an easy one. I don’t think I’ve ever had an enjoyable game there!

“We’ve scraped a few results and lost a couple, but it’s still well too early to judge us.

“You’ve got to look at it every 15 games or so. That’s when you know if you’re doing alright.”

Hyun-Jin Lee is an injury doubt, but Elliot Anderson returns to provide cover for Lamar Joseph-Johnson in goal.

Martin added: “Competition at the club is healthy.

“It’s hard to change a winning side, but I’ve got to rotate things to keep them happy.

“That’s the priority, but rotating doesn’t weaken our side.”

Hornchurch host Premier Division rivals Tooting today (Saturday), after ending a three-game losing run at Met Police last weekend.

Urchins then face a tricky trip to Aveley, who have drawn four of their first five league games, on Monday and boss Jimmy McFarlane said: “Aveley is always tough, to be fair.

“Being a derby, it’s always hard work but our form has been good and we should be confident going into each game.

“We’re fully fit and have got no injury worries, so we’re going into Saturday looking good.”


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