Barry is best for Romford boss

Martin hails double award winner

Romford manager Paul Martin felt Jack Barry was a deserved winner of his two awards for the 2011/12 season.

But he is worried the recognition will alert bigger clubs to talents of the all-rounder.

Barry got the vote of Martin and his Boro teammates to win the Managers and Players Player of the Year prizes.

But Martin said: “The hardest thing now is keeping him.

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“In all fairness, we had two really consistent players, Jack and Kurt (Smith).

“Jack is only a young lad who has come into Ryman League football from the Eastern Junior Alliance and only had his second full season.

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“He was absolutely solid, scoring 13 goals from centre-half and midfield. He’s a very good utility player but if bigger clubs come in for players, we’ve got to let them go.

“I would never stand in anyone’s way, but whoever we give our trophies to, we lose the next season!”

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