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Barry and Reynolds on target as Romford record overdue win

Romford skipper Jack Barry netted in the 2-0 win over Burnham Ramblers last night (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO) Romford skipper Jack Barry netted in the 2-0 win over Burnham Ramblers last night (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Thursday, December 12, 2013
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Ryman One North: Romford 2 Burnham Ramblers 0

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Captain Jack Barry and Nick Reynolds both scored to cap excellent individual performances and seal Romford’s first win since October 26th – a run of seven matches on a bitterly cold night at Ship Lane.

Senior figures Barry and Reynolds weren’t the only stars of the show though as every Boro player contributed towards this Ryman One North win over league newcomers Burnham Ramblers.

Both teams had opportunities early on, Reynolds with a shot blocked for Romford before former Boro player Billy Hunt volleyed wide for Burnham.

Dan Jones wasted a good chance for the hosts after excellent play by strike partner Reynolds, as he side footed straight at Ramblers keeper Louis Godwin-Green.

The visitors then started to threaten but Aaron Omand easily stopped Neil Richmond’s attempted lob before the Boro keeper saved from Liam Burgess.

Skipper Barry then gave Romford the lead as Joe Oates, impressive again, delivered a free-kick into the area which Reynolds flicked on for Barry to stab home at the far post for his first goal of the season.

That gave the hosts real impetus and Matt Toms – making his second start of the season – nearly made it two from another Oates free-kick, but steered his effort just wide.

Jones had another great chance to double Romford’s tally but his effort, which was going wide, hit Reynolds and was cleared.

With the half drawing to a close, Ramblers’ Godwin-Green made another top save, this time from Eddie Hart’s volley to ensure it was only 1-0 at the break.

But Boro carried their first half rally into the second and soon grabbed the all-important second goal.

Reynolds was the man on hand to head home his third goal since returning to the club from another accurate Oates free-kick.

Burnham tried to rally and Romford started to become nervy as they searched for their first win in over a month.

Omand saved from Marc Gorbell with Woodward clearing off the line before substitute Nikki Beale unluckily had a goal ruled out for leaning on his marker.

Richardson then made an incredible clearance as Richmond’s deflected effort looked destined to find the net, but the Boro player managed to acrobatically prevent a certain goal.

Jones and substitute Lewis Francis both missed simple chances in injury time, but neither miss was to matter as Romford sealed three vital points.

Romford: Omand, Ottley, Woodward, Barry, Toms, Richardson, Oates, Seymour, Reynolds (Francis 74), Hart (Imbert 50), Jones.

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