Romford boss feels his side deserved Aveley win

PUBLISHED: 18:00 27 September 2018 | UPDATED: 18:25 27 September 2018

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

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

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Romford manager Paul Martin says his side deserved to pick up a 2-0 victory against Aveley, the side he has tipped to win the Bostik North this season.

Boro returned to winning ways after losing at Felixstowe & Walton United at the weekend and moved up to fourth in the table.

Martin’s men took the lead in the 34th minute when Max Bolton found the target.

The Rookery Hill club doubled their advantage in the 54th minute when Romford’s all-time leading scorer Nick Reynolds nabbed his first of the season.

“We were a very organised team last night and I thought we thoroughly deserved to win the result,” Martin said.

“On paper they’ve got the strongest side in the league and I did tip them to win the league this season.

“That’s four home games and four wins now so that’s an unbelievable start for us.

“We’ve only got one point away so that is a problem but then again it took us months last season to get this many wins so we’re happy with that.”

The long-serving manager heaped praise on attackers Max Bolton and Nick Reynolds – the later scoring his first goal of the season.

“Nick has played really well the last couple of games and his hold up play has been very good.

“Sometimes it’s hard being a hold-up player rather than a runner but he’s been doing well and I’m pleased he scored.

“Max had to come on for Taylor Tombides who got injured and even Max was struggling at the end with his back as he actually played a college game in the afternoon as well so fair play to him for getting on the score sheet as well.” He was pleased with how his squad bounced back from their 2-1 defeat last weekend although he was frustrated with that match.

“It was frustrating as we conceded two bad goals and I thought we were camped in the end in the second-half but fair play they coped with it well.

“That is a game we would have expected to try and get three points and then we were aiming to try nicking a point at home to Aveley.

“It ended up being the other way round so we’ll take that.”

Martin also believes his squad is strong and have plenty of chemistry plus some players on trial with the club currently.

“We’re a good unit this season and we know we can take points off anyone but we all know everyone can beat everyone in the league.

“We’ve got a lot of players out on loan and have plenty of friendlies to keep them ticking over.

“We have got a lot of players training with us as well who are on trial, but of course we can’t sign them until we’ve seen them play.

“We’ve got a friendly tonight and then next weekend we play East Thurrock United in a friendly as well.

“It’s a busy time for us as we’ve got some friendlies and we’re also all going down to cheer on the youth team against Leyton Orient in the FA Youth Cup on Tuesday night.”

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