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Barry delighted with Romford brace

PUBLISHED: 13:00 21 August 2014

Jack Barry scores the first goal for Romford against Dereham (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Jack Barry scores the first goal for Romford against Dereham (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Boro captain glad to be back on target

Paul Clayton of Romford takes a tumble over Dereham's Jay Eastoe-Smith (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)Paul Clayton of Romford takes a tumble over Dereham's Jay Eastoe-Smith (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Romford captain Jack Barry revealed his delight after netting twice in their 4-2 win over Ryman One North rivals Dereham last night.

Barry struck twice in the space of three minutes to put Boro on top at Ship Lane, prodding home from a Thomas Hayes corner to open the scoring and smashing home a loose ball after his header from David Ottley’s cross was initially saved.

Ryan Imbert made it 3-0 early in the second half and Paul Clayton netted Boro’s fourth from the penalty spot, inbetween Luke Tuttle’s two goals for the visitors.

Barry said: “It feels good getting on the scoresheet with a couple, but I missed a great opportunity to grab a hat-trick which is going to stick with me For a while.

“To be honest all that matters is the result and to get back to winning ways and getting the three points is the main thing and getting the confidence going again.

“The first half we played very well, but second half we got a bit sluggish and started over complicating things when we didn’t need to.

“That is something we need to improve on going into the latter stages of the game.

“We knew Dereham was going to throw everything at us in the second half because they had nothing to lose and we caught them on the counter a few times, but we didn’t protect the ball enough, so that is something we must improve on.”

A second successive home victory made up for back-to-back away defeats at Harlow and Waltham Abbey.

And Paul Martin’s men will look to maintain their form at Maldon on Saturday, before hosting Great Wakering on Bank Holiday Monday.

Barry hopes to play his part, adding: “It’s still early days in the season so we will learn from it, I’m sure.

“But obviously getting on the scoresheet is a massive bonus for me because it gives me that platform to build on now and go and get more goals this season.”

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