Romford boss Martin thrilled to begin new term by beating Great Wakering

PUBLISHED: 17:00 13 August 2018

Romford boss Paul Martin (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Romford boss Paul Martin (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Boro began new term with 3-0 success over Rovers on Saturday

Romford boss Paul Martin hailed a brilliant start to the new Bostik North season after beating Great Wakering Rovers 3-0 on the opening day of the new term.

It took Boro just five minutes to get their first goal of the new campaign, with Kris Newby opening his account for the season.

Martin’s men doubled their advantage four minutes later when Jonathan Nzengo found the target.

Romford breathed a sigh of relief when Rovers missed a penalty to cut the gap, before Roddy Lemba rounded out the scoring with a debut goal in the 73rd minute.

Three goals and a clean sheet to boot marked the perfect start to the new term, and Martin was pleased Boro got their first victory under their belts nice and early.

“It’s good to get our first win of the season early on in the campaign,” said Martin.

“We had a great start by scoring twice within the first nine minutes, and from there it was a case of game management.

“We were fortunate that when they had a penalty when we were 2-0 up that they put it over the bar as it could have been a different game had it gone in.

“The youngsters did well, and in particular our back four and Rhys Hughes in goal.”

As well as starting a new term on Saturday, Romford were also starting life at a new ground after moving to East Thurrock United’s Rookery Hill over the summer.

And Martin was pleased Boro wasted little time in settling in at their new home.

“Every season, you have to make your home ground a castle and difficult for other teams to knock it down,” he added.

“Down the years as a club, it seems that our results are better at home than they are when we’re away.

“Playing at a new ground, it was important we got that first win early on and the confidence is in the team now that we can win at Rookery Hill.”

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