Romford Town were sensationally promoted into the Wednesday Evening 4th division at Goals on Wednesday after
losing out to 2nd place at the hands of Division 5 rivals Grim 'n' Evils
A difficult game rifed with star player injuries and the absence of one player for the Reds left the Towners
underplayed and underperforming. Earlier on in the season the Towners were capable of tearing any team in the league
apart but on the final night it wasn't to be. The loss of silverware was taken on the chin by Towners manager Rickee
Murrell in a statement shortly after the game. "I thought the opposition deserved the game at the end of the day.
My star players Chris Jones and Stevey Hammond were both fresh back from injury and not completely recovered. It was
good to see them both back on the Goal pitches and playing in red but their injuries were telling. The rest of the team
found it difficult to get into the game without them and being a man down didn't help either. Grim n Evils played excellent
and didn't seem to put a foot wrong, it's difficult to believe that we beat the same team earlier in the season."
Murrells statement was backed up as they finished the game managing to put only 3 goals past the Grim n Evils keeper,
while at the other end Towners keeper Mike Fermin conceeded 14. Murrell speculated on the potential success of the Towners
in the new season.
"I think the new season can be a new beginning for the Towners, I'll be looking to have the team sorted during the weekend,
making changes only if weekend matches damage any of the team members. The site will be updated regularly now, it's
easier when you only have one week to catch up on rather than 2 or 3 which can make the task very undesirable. Hopefully
the players can begin to enjoy some regularity to their play with the ealier sorting of the team each week. I am slightly
apprehensive about the new times that Romford Town will need to adhere to as this could cause problems with the players.
I will do my best to communicate this to the players every week though so it shouldn't be too much of a problem."
Murrell was keen to make sure that the players were ready for the new season and that fans could be getting the rewards
they have been craving since the start of Romford Town. Hinting occasionally at not just silverwear but the winning
of the league.
"If we play a consistent game and keep players at the top of their game and on form then we could we the league.
We have a few enemies in the league now and it would be nice to show them that our little trail off at the end of the season
was a one-off. We have an excellent reputation and we need to make sure that people know they're playing a quality team
when they come up against us."