Barry annoyed by Cray defeat

PUBLISHED: 10:33 31 March 2015 | UPDATED: 10:33 31 March 2015

Romford captain Jack Barry (right) (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Romford captain Jack Barry (right) (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Trip across the river to fellow battlers ends in misery for Romford

Romford captain Jack Barry admits it was frustrating the team failed to follow up their midweek win over Barkingside with a victory against Cray Wanderers.

The Wands opened the scoring with a second-minute spot kick before Ryan Imbert levelled shortly after half-time.

Less than a minute after Imbert’s equaliser Cray were back in front and held onto the lead until the end of the game which Barry admits left Boro upset.

“It was disappointing to lose. Our confidence was high after the Barkingside game,” said the Romford skipper.

“It wasn’t a ‘must win’ but we needed to get something out of the game. It didn’t work out and we’ll have to live with it. It was a tough game.”

Having looked all but relegated at the start of March the Kent club have dragged themselves back into the battle to avoid the drop.

Cray have won their last three games, including Romford, and Barry admits he has been stunned by the fellow battlers’ recent turnaround in fortunes.

“I was a bit surprised at the weekend. They’ve got a new manager, some new players and a new budget which is weird for a team where they are at this stage,” added the midfielder.

“They weren’t the best of teams that we’ve faced this year but they’re on a good run which is sometimes hard to stop.

“When we played them earlier in the season, I remember their full-backs bombed on but they set up were completely different this time.

“It’s hard for our management team to scout them because of where they are. We went into the game blind. It was a game of two halves but we twice conceded straight from the kick-off, which was disappointing.”

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