Martin hints at big changes to Romford squad after Witham defeat

PUBLISHED: 14:00 11 December 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 2-0 at Town on Saturday

Paul Martin hinted at big changes to his Romford squad following a 2-0 defeat at Bostik North bottom club Witham Town.

Boro headed to Spa Road on Saturday looking for a first league win since September 26 when they beat Aveley at home.

However, two second-half penalties from Witham’s Sam Ashford consigned the Rookery Hill club to a ninth league game without a win.

It is a run of form that has seen Romford plummet down the table, leaving them just two points above Witham following Saturday’s game.

Boro boss Martin knows his team’s current form is not good enough and it seems there may be changes ahead in a bid to rectify it.

“We’re going through hell at the minute and we know our fortunes have to change soon,” he said.

“Hopefully this is our only bad run of the season, although it is admittedly quite a long bad run.

“We’re also not being helped by the teams below us, the likes of Witham and Dereham Town, picking up points.

“We looked OK in the first half, but to concede a penalty within 22 seconds of the second half is not good enough.

“There will be a lot of changes ahead for us, so now it’s time to rebuild.”

If Romford are looking to take positives from the game, it will have been their defensive display in the first half.

Playing with a new man between the sticks in James Scammell, Boro were able to keep Witham at bay in the opening period and Martin was content with how the first 45 minutes went.

“We had chances in the first half and it could have been a different game if we had taken them,” he added.

“Both teams looked a little shaky at the start of the first half, so I said at half-time to the boys that they needed to keep their composure, but that didn’t happen.”

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