Worst week of season says Martin
PUBLISHED: 13:23 11 March 2011
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Double defeat hurts Romford boss
Romford manager Paul Martin admitted it had been the worst week of the season for his club.
Home defeats against lowly Tilbury and Harlow sent Boro dropping to 10th in Ryman One North, putting their play-off hopes at risk.
And Martin wants to see a positive reaction at Potters Bar tomorrow (Saturday) and when Ilford visit Mill Field on Tuesday.
He said: “We’re beating ourselves at the moment, giving goals away.
“It’s our mistakes leading to goals and we’re not used to conceding like this.
“It’s probably been the worst week of the season so far and we need more consistency in our performances.”
Boro have won just two of their last 11 league matches, but still have games in hand on their play-off rivals.
And Martin was trying to look for positives after their latest setback.
He added: “Petrit Elbi came off the bench and scored two goals so that’s got to give his confidence a boost.
“Jack Barry has been consistent and always gives 110 per cent, but we’ve got to learn to get the ball down and do what we do best.
“We’re trying to pick ourselves and the players up. We’ll keep tinkering until we get it right, but it looks like we’ve lost a bit of hunger.”
Boro lost 3-1 when Potters Bar visited Mill Field six weeks ago, but both sides have struggled since.
“I think we’re both near the bottom of the form guide, but we’ve got a chance to go and get a result at Potters Bar.
“I think their last win was against us, but Ilford have been upsetting a few teams.
“I don’t want to be in mid-table, seeing the season out. I want to win games and beat the points total from last season.
“Every team has a bad run but this has gone on too long. We’ve been well below-par the last two games and we’ve got to turn the corner quick or we’ll slip away from the play-offs.
“We’ve still got games in hand to correct it and have a chance of the play-offs. We’ve just got to knuckle down and try and get it right.”