Search

Martin sad as Romford bow out of FA Cup

PUBLISHED: 18:00 10 September 2018 | UPDATED: 16:36 11 September 2018

Nick Reynolds of Romford is denied by Paul White of Kettering Town (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Nick Reynolds of Romford is denied by Paul White of Kettering Town (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

©TGS Photo tgsphoto.co.uk +44 1376 553468

Boro beaten 4-1 by Poppies in first qualifying round at Rookery Hill on Sunday

Romford manager Paul Martin was left to reflect on what might have been after losing 4-1 at home to Kettering Town in the FA Cup first qualifying round.

Boro took on a Poppies side playing in the tier above in the Evo-Stik South Premier Central and kept the visitors out during the first half at Rookery Hill.

Less than a minute into the second half, though, Marcus Hill’s men took the lead through Brett Solkon.

Kurt Smith drew Martin’s men level six minutes later, before Kettering regained the lead when Solkon scored from the spot in the 55th minute.

Rhys Hoenes then sealed the triumph for Town when netting a brace, his first coming in the 65th minute and the second arriving two minutes later.

It was a brave display from Romford in defeat and Martin was content with his side’s display against a Poppies outfit who have won every competitive game they’ve played this term.

“We knew it would be tough given the form Kettering were in and how they’ve started the season,” said Martin.

“We had a plan to hold them and frustrate them in the first half, which we were able to do.

“We said to the boys at half-time to have a go in the second-half, but unfortunately that led to us losing our shape in certain areas because we’re a young team.”

Boro had done well to respond to the blow of conceding the opener early in the second half, with Smith’s leveller getting them back in the game.

However, giving away a penalty so soon after drawing level will no doubt have hit Boro’s confidence in the game.

Martin would not be drawn on whether the spot kick was a turning, but did admit to his frustrating at conceding a spot kick so soon after equalising.

“The key for us going forward is that we need to make sure we concentrate for 90 minutes,” he added.

“Cosso (Dan Cossington) is consistently brilliant for us week in, week out, but he made a mistake and in trying to recover, he gives away a penalty.

“The third was disappointing too as we were caught ball-watching, and from there we just tried to stop them scoring any more.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Romford Sports News

Yesterday, 14:00

Everyone Active Raiders coach Sean Easton was delighted to see his side enjoy another four-point weekend in National League Division One with wins over Swindon and Bracknell.

Second-half goals from Snodgrass, Hernandez and Anderson give Hammers victory over Crystal Palace

Yesterday, 12:00

AFC Hornchurch manager Mark Stimson has made a handful of changes to his playing squad.

Yesterday, 10:00

Football manager beat actor Emily Atack to win this year’s series

Everyone Active Raiders came from two goals down to sting the Bees and complete a superb four-point weekend in National League Division One.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Raiders toppled National League Division One leaders Swindon with a superb display at the Link Centre on Saturday to make it three wins in a row.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Josh Staunton was dismissed for Shaymen in 35th minute, but Essex club still unable to win

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Romford were made to pay the penalty after falling to defeat against bottom club Witham at Spa Road.

PROMOTED CONTENT

From November, The Mercury in Romford begins to celebrate Christmas. The mall has plenty of gift ideas, fun events and activities for everyone

Vauxhall has completed its sport utility vehicle range with the third, and largest, Grandland X. We put the SUV, now available at Tony LeVoi in Romford, to the test.

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining,” so the saying goes. So if some warm weather is making your conservatory uninhabitable, think about replacing its roof with a flat one and adding a roof lantern instead.

Newsletter Sign Up

Romford Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

News from your area

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now