Romford manager Martin hoping hectic fixture list can go in their favour

PUBLISHED: 16:00 16 March 2018

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

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

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Romford boss Paul Martin is hoping busy fixture lists can play into their hands down the final stretch of the season, writes Jacob ranson.

Boro make the trip to Spa Road to face Witham Town on Saturday (3pm) and will be desperately hoping to cause an upset and claw some points back on their relegation rivals.

Adam Flint’s men will not have much time to rest as they were due to face Heybridge Swifts last night (Thursday) and Martin hopes it helps.

“I’m hoping so, I don’t think their squad is big enough to rotate and I think one day is not enough time to recover, we had to do that after playing Billericay earlier this season and it was hard,” he said.

“The weather is due to be bad Friday and Saturday and their pitch isn’t the greatest so it could be called off and plays into their hands yet.

“We need to try playing our next game as quick as possible and putting that loss (4-0 at Bowers) behind us.”

Martin revealed he knows Witham Town’s squad very well through his experience in the division but it counts for nothing when it comes to picking up points.

“I have been in this league so many years now that I know every player, but that doesn’t win you games unfortunately,” he added.

“They’re a very good attacking team and they beat us earlier in the season so we know what they’re about.”

The boss admits luck is not our his men’s side right now after suffering a heavy defeat to second-placed Bowers & Pitsea on Tuesday.

“Nothing is going right for us at the moment and that’s what happens when you’re down the bottom, you don’t get that rub of green,” he said.

“We’ve scored seven goals in 11 games and conceded 37 which is not good enough.”

Martin believes there is still plenty of time to battle their way off the bottom of the Bostik North table, though, adding: “We’ve still got 11 games left to go so there is still more than 30 points to play for. If we can get a couple wins then we can move up the table.

“The other teams around us are building up their fixture lists and they’ve got to try and get them all in yet.”

The club will be boosted by the return of Akwasi Marfo from league rivals Barking.

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