Romford relish Totton test
PUBLISHED: 13:25 29 October 2010
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In-form Boro seek Trophy boost
In-form Romford head down to Hampshire to take on AFC Totton in their FA Trophy tie on a high.
Wins over Ware and Grays lifted Boro up to third in Ryman One North this week, giving them renewed confidence to face the Southern League outfit.
Manager Paul Martin said: “Grays are another good side we’ve taken three points off and we’ve got to look at taking it on.
“It’s nice. People will look at us now and think we’re a force. No-one will underestimate us now.”
Martin admits he doesn’t know what to expect from tomorrow’s opponents, but a quick glimpse at the league table shows them flying high in their division, averaging three goals per game.
“We’re going in blind [to Totton]. We haven’t seen them play – it’s not exactly around the corner is it?” added Martin.
“Chris Barry and Alex Read are cup-tied and Andy Edmunds is unavailable so there will be a few changes, but hopefully we’ve got a squad deep enough to ride through it and get the three grand.”
Romford’s climb up the table has been founded on a stingy defence which has registered four successive clean sheets and seven in all this season.
Martin added: “Where we don’t pay players, they’re a good bunch who play for each other.
“There’s a good buzz and good atmosphere in the camp and that’s how you get results sometimes.
“We’re doing it right at the moment, but I’m not getting carried away.”