Search

Martin ‘over the moon’ after Romford receive permission to build stadium in Havering

PUBLISHED: 12:00 30 October 2018

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

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

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

Boro received great news last week, but lost 2-0

Romford manager Paul Martin says he is ‘over the moon’ after the Bostik North club were granted planning permission for a new stadium in the London Borough of Havering last week.

The borough’s planning committee unanimously voted in favour of Boro building a new stadium on Westlands Playing Fields on London Road.

Romford now have three years to begin work on the new stadium as they take another step towards planning home games in Havering for the first time since 2008.

Martin said: “The planning permission being granted is great new for the club and I’m over the moon for everyone associated with Romford.

“The aim now for us is to be able to keep the club in the Bostik North as a minimum to help with the funding.

“You look at the history of a club like Romford and the players that we’ve had play for the club with no money.

“If we had our own stadium then, we would have had a budget and been in a position to keep those players which could have helped us be a bit more successful.

“The news of planning permission is a huge positive for the club, but also for the community too.

“You look at teams like Bowers & Pitsea who are able to use their 3G surface for the good of their community as well as for the club.”

While there was jubilation off the pitch for Romford last week, it was not as good on it as they slipped to a 2-0 loss at Bowers & Pitsea in the Bostik North on Saturday.

Quentin Monville put Bowers ahead in the 43rd minute, before the hosts doubled their lead through Lewis Manor four minutes into the second half.

Martin, however, feels the Rookery Hill club were unfortunate not to take anything from the game.

“It was an even game at Bowers, so to come away with no points is disappointing,” he said.

“The goals aside, our keeper (Rhys Hughes) didn’t have much to do while we tested theirs a few times and also hit the woodwork.

“It just shows that you have to take your chances, but we also have to start games better too as we’re finishing them well.”

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

First-half goals from Snodgrass and Antonio settle matters for Hammers

Yesterday, 19:09

Tom Potter saw red on another disappointing day for Romford as a heavy defeat at the hands of Heybridge sent them closer to the foot of the table.

FA Trophy: Ebbsfleet United 0 Dagenham & Redbridge 1

Fri, 18:00

Everyone Active Raiders head coach Sean Easton wants his side to maintain their momentum as they welcome Swindon Wildcats to Romford’s Sapphire Ice & Leisure Centre on Sunday (5.30pm).

Fri, 17:00

Boro without a win in their last nine league matches, including a 2-0 loss at Witham Town last weekend

Fri, 16:00

Defender set to come against former club as Essex club make trip south of the Thames in FA Trophy

Fri, 15:00

The second-placed club in the London Two North East will aim to finish 2018 with another win on Saturday

Fri, 14:00

AFC Hornchurch manager Mark Stimson is desperate to get a win under his belt before the Christmas break to get him in the festive cheer.

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