Romford boss Martin gutted not to take anything from Canvey trip

PUBLISHED: 11:00 06 November 2018

Romford manager Paul Martin (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Romford manager Paul Martin (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Boro beaten 2-0 at Gulls in league on Saturday

Paul Martin admits he was gutted Romford came away with nothing from their trip to Canvey Island after losing 2-0 in their Bostik North encounter.

Boro saw their losing run in the league stretch to four games with the defeat away to the Gulls.

Romford boss Martin, however, feels the game was closer than the score suggests and that his side could have taken a point from the match.

“It looked like a 0-0 game, but Canvey benefited from a free header for their first goal and their second flew into the net with the wind,” he said.

“Both teams had chances that they squandered in the first half and neither keeper was really tested.

“They had two chances in the second half and they took both of them, so we’re a bit deflated at the moment.”

Away to Canvey, Romford had two debutants in their team in the form of Henry Fisher and Ryan Reed.

Defender Fisher joined Boro from divisional rivals Witham Town, while Reed moved from Clapton of the Essex Senior League.

And Martin believes both new additions showed positive signs in their debuts, despite the end result.

“For a 17-year-old, Henry had a very good debut. He was no-nonsense and enjoyed the physical battle,” he added.

“With Reedy, he was unlucky as the game wasn’t the best for a player like him who is more of a ‘baller’.

“When we did get the ball into his feet, he looked positive and we just need time to bed both him and Henry in.”

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