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Monday, September 2, 2013
Clayton and Barry hail Boro’s 5-0 success
Romford’s injured captain Jack Barry and stand-in skipper Paul Clayton were both impressed after Boro demolished Hadleigh United 5-0 in the preliminary round of the FA Cup at the weekend.
Clayton, who has been wearing the armband in the absence of Barry, is already looking forward to the next match in the cup, a game against local rivals Grays on September 14.
He said: “It was a great performance and it was an important game for us to win.
“We are looking forward to the next round, we know we can beat Grays if we play to our best.
“All the lads played well and new signing Eddie Hart looked sharp when he come on.”
Competition for places is something the Romford defender welcomes and he likes the strength of the squad.
He added: “We’ve got a strong group of players and making subs doesn’t weaken the team.
“Competition for places is keeping everyone on their toes and making people perform to their best.”
Barry was once again a spectator at the weekend as he continues to be sidelined with an ankle injury.
And he praised manager Paul Martin for scouting their opponents thoroughly.
Barry said: “I went along to watch and I thought they were going to be a lot tougher than they were.
“We had seen their past results and they have been winning games 7-0 and 4-0 so we knew they had some good players.
“The manager had done his homework on them and it paid off.”
The centre-back was delighted with the team’s performance and in particular the clean sheet for his fellow defenders.
And he is hoping they perform to the same level against Ware in Ryman One North on Saturday.
Barry added: “It was a very good all-round performance from the boys and it was a really good day to watch Romford play.
“They showed how much quality we have and to keep a clean sheet was as good as the win in my eyes because it’s nothing more than the boys at the back deserved.
“Hopefully we can take the momentum into Saturday’s game away to Ware.”