Martin believes Romford face tough run starting with Sudbury tie

PUBLISHED: 17:00 14 September 2018

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

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

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Boro beaten by Kettering Town in FA Cup last weekend

Romford manager Paul Martin believes Saturday’s clash Sudbury marks the start of a tougher run of fixtures in the Bostik North.

Boro have lost just once in their opening four league games this term, taking seven points from a possible 12.

However, the Rookery Hill club are set to face the likes of the Suds, Felixstowe & Walton United and Aveley before September is over, with all three likely to be pushing for promotion this term.

And Martin is aware that his side are in for a difficult run of games, but knows Romford will give it their all every time they take to the pitch.

Kurt Smith of Romford scores the first goal for his team against Kettering Town (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)Kurt Smith of Romford scores the first goal for his team against Kettering Town (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

“If you looked at our opening fixtures in the league, they were good to us and we made the most of it,” he said.

“Now, you look at the next few games we’ve got and it looks a little bit tougher for us.

“All we can do is be positive and say that we’ll give it a good in every game we’ve got this season.

“We have some players coming back from injury over the next few weeks, which is a positive, but we need to keep working on our shape.

“It’s a tough run, but we can take confidence from the fact that teams are now starting to scout us ahead of games.”

Romford face Sudbury having lost 4-1 at home to Kettering Town in the FA Cup first qualifying round last weekend.

Kurt Smith netted for Boro in that success, but it wasn’t enough as Brett Solkon and Rhys Hoenes both netted braces for the Poppies in their win.

Martin acknowledged it was always going to be difficult against a Kettering side playing at a tier above Romford, but says he was saddened to see his players start to turn on each other when losing.

“I was disappointed with some things in the second half against Kettering, particularly when the players began to point fingers at each other,” he added.

“We have to stick together as a team if we want to be successful and that’s something we discussed as a group after that game.”


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