Barry hails “massive win” as Boro continue good run

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Romford skipper Jack Barry pleased to do double over Tilbury but frustrated good run didn’t come earlier in the season.

Romford captain Jack Barry hailed his side’s “massive win” as they continued their recent run of good form, with a 2-1 win over Tilbury last night to make it three wins on the spin.

With Ship Lane beset by heavy rain, a tense game developed which saw chances go begging for both sides.

Lewis Francis, Kurt Smith and Abs Seymour went close in the early stages, whileJack Barry also came within a whisker on the half hour mark when Tilbury keeper James Marrable fumbled and Kurt Smith was denied shortly after by brave Tilbury defending

Lewis Francis eventually broke the deadlock in the 53rd minute after a smart pass from Kurt Smith found the striker who was on hand to poke home.


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Romford survived a couple of good Tilbury chances but Boro goalkeeper Aaron Omand was beaten by Joe Nightingill’s acrobatic effort after 71 minutes.

However, Romford nicked the win with two minutes remaining when late substitute George Woodward headed in from a corner to grab his first goal for the club and secure all three points to move them into ninth spot in the table.

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Boro captain Barry said: “It was a massive win last night, it takes us up to ninth which is a massive bonus for the club. Doing the double over Tilbury in the space of two weeks is a good feeling.

“We had a strong first half but couldn’t find the breakthrough that we deserved and in the second half we didn’t really perform as we would have liked but we managed to get the goals we deserved and to nick the win in the 88th minute was even sweeter.”

Looking ahead to remaining games, Barry added: “We are full of confidence now with three wins on the spin and we look like a team that could of challenged for the play-offs. It’s a shame we are starting to peak this late on in the season but we just have to focus on finishing the highest we can now.”

Barry’s side will go away to Potters Bar on Saturday and Barry added: “Going into the Potters Bar game we know beating them will give us more hope of a top-10finish which I think we deserve as a club and squad.”

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