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Captain Barry hails confidence-boosting win over Waltham Forest

Romford captain Jack Barry. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO Romford captain Jack Barry. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
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Romford completed the double over Waltham Forest on Saturday and for the second time this season beat them 4-0 to win back-to-back league games for the first time this campaign.

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Ryan Imbert and Dan Jones both scored twice to secure a vital win and Boro skipper Jack Barry admitted it gives everyone a massive confidence boost.

He said: “We can’t argue with going away from home and winning 4-0, plus a clean sheet had done us the world of good and will just give us the extra confidence everyone needs.

“That six or seven run of games without a win isn’t hanging over us any longer and now hopefully we can start playing the way we know how to and start to enjoy it more.

“When you go on a run without winning a game nobody is happy and it starts to show so now is the time to kick on and put a run of games together.”

The two goals scored by Jones were his first for the club and Barry is pleased that all the forwards are scoring again.

However he felt the last two winning margins could have been bigger, he added: “Finding the back of the net has been difficult at times but if you look through our squad it shouldn’t be a problem.

“Now it seems the forwards have found their form and they are all scoring.

“Dan Jones got his first couple of goals on Saturday when in all honesty he should have had three or four and he will tell you that himself if you ask him.

“But you can’t score every time and when you do score that makes up for the ones you missed but in the last two games the scorelines could have been cricket scores!

“The Burnham game we couldn’t finish our chances and in the Waltham Forest game it was only for the keeper to have the game of his life that probably kept the scoreline down.”

Saturday’s game was Paul Clayton’s 350th appearance for Romford and skipper Jack Barry admitted it is a fantastic achievement to have reached but joked he should retire now.

Barry said: “I think it is time he hung his boots up now isn’t it?

“But Clayton has been outstanding all season and still runs around like he is a 21-year-old. He has been a legend at the club and everybody would agree with me on that.

“He brings the experience into the team and when you play alongside Paul Clayton you know you are going to be alright.”

To read Clayton’s reaction to his 350th appearance and how he found out about his landmark, pick up Friday’s Romford Recorder.

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