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Romford boss Martin admitted they would have taken a point beforehand

PUBLISHED: 10:00 07 November 2019

Danny Nesbitt of Romford scores the second goal for his team and celebrates during Romford vs Soham Town Rangers, BetVictor League North Division Football at the Brentwood Centre on 2nd November 2019

Danny Nesbitt of Romford scores the second goal for his team and celebrates during Romford vs Soham Town Rangers, BetVictor League North Division Football at the Brentwood Centre on 2nd November 2019

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Romford manager Paul Martin admitted they would have taken a point against Soham Town Rangers after they drew 3-3, writes Jacob Ranson.

Giovanni Palmer of Romford scores the third goal for his team and celebrates during Romford vs Soham Town Rangers, BetVictor League North Division Football at the Brentwood Centre on 2nd November 2019Giovanni Palmer of Romford scores the third goal for his team and celebrates during Romford vs Soham Town Rangers, BetVictor League North Division Football at the Brentwood Centre on 2nd November 2019

Goals from Reece Tranter, Danny Nesbitt and Giovanni Palmer guided Martin's men to a point at the Brentwood Arena.

But Boro were leading 3-1 until the 70th minute, before Cameron Watson and Sam Mulready netted to steal a point for the Rangers which disappointed the boss.

"It's a tough one to take when you're 3-1 up, you're hoping to see the game out, and take a home win, but weather permitted in the second half and some very strange decisions from the referee," said Martin.

"Before the game everyone would have said they'd have taken a point and it was probably a fair result.

Warren Kayembe of Romford goes close during Romford vs Soham Town Rangers, BetVictor League North Division Football at the Brentwood Centre on 2nd November 2019Warren Kayembe of Romford goes close during Romford vs Soham Town Rangers, BetVictor League North Division Football at the Brentwood Centre on 2nd November 2019

"We were 3-1 up and had chances to go up 4-1, it was a pretty open game and end-to-end, but before we have taken the point."

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Romford had a familar face in the line-up on Saturday in former captain and defender Ben Turner who stepped in to help out due to an injury crisis in defence.

"We're a bit light with centre halves at the minute with injuries, we've got five signed and three are injured, so we asked him to do us a favour and help us out," added Martin.

"To be quite honest he didn't look out of place, still played well and I remember when he played for me 10 years ago! I thanked him after the game and he said if we need him again, he'll be willing to play, so that's good to hear and nice to have a few old faces back."

Boro also progressed in the Essex Thameside Trophy thanks to a 2-0 victory over Thurlow Nunn First Division South outfit May & Baker.

"It was a chance for us to have a look at a few trialists and give minutes to some players that have just come back from injury, like George Woodward," said Martin.

"I didn't want to play as many players as I wanted to, but we had to because of the injuries we've got.

"The priority was to try keeping a clean sheet and nick a few goals, and that's what the boys have done, so it was professional as we picked up a comfortable result."

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