Martin hopes Romford can build on impressive cup win when they head for Bowers

PUBLISHED: 16:00 26 October 2018

Rhys Hughes kept a clean sheet for Romford in their Essex Senior Cup win at Colchester United (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Rhys Hughes kept a clean sheet for Romford in their Essex Senior Cup win at Colchester United (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Boro won 2-0 at Colchester United in Essex Senior Cup on Monday night

Paul Martin wants Romford to build on an impressive Essex Senior Cup win on Monday night when they visit Bowers & Pitsea in the Bostik North on Saturday.

Boro progressed to the fourth round of the county competition on Monday night with a 2-0 win at Colchester United of Sky Bet League Two.

Goals from Khadean Campbell and Danny Jones secured a victory for the Rookery Hill club in a game where both teams fielded youthful sides.

That result is sure to have given Romford a lift, having lost 1-0 at Dereham Town in the league last Saturday.

But manager Martin knows Boro will face another testing game this weekend when they make the trip to Bowers’ Len Salmon Stadium.

“It’s going to be a difficult game against Bowers because they play on a 3G surface and they are a tough team to play against,” said Martin.

“We took a couple of hidings from them last season, so that’s something want to improve upon.

“We need to play as a team if we are to be successful, but there is no one for us to fear in this league.

“If every player plays well for us, then the results will continue to come; if they don’t, that’s when things start to crumble.”

Away to Bowers on Saturday, Romford could well hand more minutes to Roddy Lemba on his return from injury.

The summer signing has spent the past few weeks on the sidelines, but came on for the final 20 minutes in the win at Colchester.

However, there are doubts over the fitness of Ayo Olukoga after he sustained a knock at the U’s.

Jamie Marsh is set to miss Saturday’s game at Bowers through a concussion sustained at Colchester and Martin knows he may have to tinker with his team this weekend.

“There are some things we have to think about with players out injured,” added the Boro boss.

“It’s something we’ll have to have a think about and see how some players are feeling ahead of the Bowers game.”

Romford will hope those injury concerns do not affect their chances of success on their trip to Bowers this weekend.

And if Boro can get the win, it will cap a fine few days for the Rookery Hill club.


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