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Monday, September 9, 2013
Barry reflects on defeat at Ware
Romford captain Jack Barry was a frustrated onlooker as his side slumped to a 1-0 defeat at Ryman Division One North basement boys Ware.
Boro had goalkeeper Atu Ngoy sent off for headbutting former Hornchurch youngster Tony Martin, with replacement Aaron Omand beaten from the resulting penalty at Wodson Park.
And the 10 men could not find a way back, to the dismay of injured Barry.
He said: “It was a very disappointing result against a very poor side.
“It should have been a comfortable three points for us but we didn’t play well over the 90 minutes to deserve anything from the game.
“It doesn’t help when your keeper has a mad 10 seconds and gets himself sent off and gives away a penalty and from a penalty you’re basically giving the other team a free shot on goal and they scored.
“We just couldn’t find a breakthrough in the last 10 minutes to grab at least a point, but other than that I don’t think either team deserved anything from the game.”
Ware went close to a second when Paul Clayton’s clearance hit teammate James Ishmail and looped against his own crossbar.
And Boro, having romped to a 5-0 FA Cup win at Hadleigh United a week earlier, saw Kurt Smith send a late chance of an equaliser wide on a frustrating afternoon.
Barry added: “After our great performance last week in the FA Cup to go into Saturday’s game and play that bad was very disappointing, but it’s a long season.
“We will have to make up those points dropped along the way and hopefully we can be more consistent in our performances.”
Boro will look to bounce back quickly when they play host to league new boys Barkingside at Ship Lane on Wednesday (7.45pm).
Skipper Barry, meanwhile, remains several weeks away from a return to full training, following a broken ankle.
Arsenal have decisions to make on a host of first team players whose contracts are set to expire at the end of the season.