Raiders ‘canont relax’ says Marshall
PUBLISHED: 12:41 21 January 2011
Coach warns against complacency
Danny Marshall says Romford Raiders cannot rest on their laurels in the English National League.
Raiders beat title rivals Invicta, 9-6, in a pulsating Rom Valley Way clash last weekend to extend their unbeaten run to seven matches.
And they will be looking to keep the momentum going when Bracknell visit on Sunday (5.15pm), but player-coach Marshall had a warning for his players.
He said: “We can’t take any team for granted. They held us before [to 4-4 and 2-2 draws in Bracknell] and if we let them get into the game, it could be a hard night.
“We’re unbeaten in seven games and will be going in with confidence. But we’ve got to build on that, keep up the consistency and make sure we go and take what’s ours.”
Raiders had to come back from 4-2 down to beat the Dynamos, with Frankie Harvey firing a third-period hat-trick to help them pull clear.
Marshall added: “If you want to win the league, you’ve got to pull back in games and show your character.
“It gives us a lot of confidence, when the chips are down and you pull back like that. It won’t be the first or last time.”
Young defenceman Billy Phillips rounded off a great night for Raiders with the ninth and final goal and made a good all-round impression after returning from EPL club Slough.
“Billy had a great game and made a big difference,” said Marshall.
“I don’t think he got any favours from the ref – I think there’s a bit of history there! – but he will be a good asset to the team.”
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