Romford manager Martin praises efforts despite another defeat

PUBLISHED: 09:30 28 September 2017

Romford manager Paul Martin looks on (Pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Romford manager Paul Martin looks on (Pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

©TGS Photo +44 1376 553468

Romford boss Paul Martin praised his side’s performance in their 3-1 defeat to Cheshunt and believes it’s coming together.

Boro continued their struggle to pick up points in the Bostik North after early goals from Kyle Roberts and Luke Illsey proved too much at Ship Lane.

“We played some good football, but I’d rather win that game ugly,” Martin said.

“I think after the first twenty minutes we were the better side on the night and I don’t normally say that often after getting beat.

“We created bags and bags of chances, but unfortunately they were blocking things and the keeper pulled out a couple of fantastic saves and we’re just not getting the rub of the green at the minute.”

The manager also backed his defence, but admits they must concentrate early on, as teams will come out fast against them.

“I thought we defended well, but the problem is if I was a manager in another changing room against a team who is struggling for results at the minute, the first priority would be to go hit them early doors, first ten minutes throw everything at them.

“They done that and we didn’t soak up the pressure, the cross has come in it’s a save, it’s not a great save, but I’ve got three players around it and there is one Cheshunt player there tapping the ball in the net.

“It’s just a lack of concentration early doors which is punishing us, we’re conceding too many goals too early.”

Martin also believes the third goal killed their chances of a late comeback in the game.

“The downfall late on again like Saturday with the dubious penalty is that he has given a goal-kick changed his mind gave a corner and then they’ve gone and scored a third goal with six minutes to go.”

Romford created plenty of chances and Martin admits it’s something they’ve been working hard on in training.

“We’ve been working hard in training, we’re in Monday nights now and we’ve working hard on supporting the forwards and playing simple football,” he said.

“They defended well, they blocked everything and I don’t think we’ve had as many shots in that game as we have the whole season so far.”

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Romford Recorder. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Romford Recorder