Barry happy with Boro point

PUBLISHED: 17:43 13 January 2015 | UPDATED: 17:43 13 January 2015

Romford captain Jack Barry is available again (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Romford captain Jack Barry is available again (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Captain draws positives on Brightlingsea clash

Romford captain Jack Barry was happy enough with a point against Brightlingsea Regent at the weekend, but says his side need to stop conceding early goals.

Barry looked on from the substitute’s bench at Ship Lane as the visitors took an 11th-minute lead through Jake Holman.

Abs Seymour levelled from a free-kick for Boro – who were forced to play striker Nick Reynolds in goal after regular custodian Aaron Omand’s girlfriend went into labour – but Jordan Heath restored Brightlingsea’s advantage soon after the restart.

Eddie Hart’s sixth goal of the campaign secured a 2-2 draw, though, and Barry, a late replacement for Nathan Cooper, said: “The first half wasn’t the greatest to be honest. It was quite scrappy and the conditions played a big part with it being strong winds.

“Their goal came with nobody reacting to the second ball in the box and their player was there to tap it in.

“That’s another early goal we have conceded and we’ve done that a lot lately which we have to cut out of our game because it leaves us chasing the game.

“Luckily enough we got a goal back in the second half and the second half was a lot better than the first half and we started to play more football and create chances.”

Barry was disappointed to see Brightlingsea get back in front, but pleased with how Boro battled back for a second time to earn a share of the spoils at least.

He added: “Their second goal was another scrappy goal to give away with nobody reacting again. But we dug in and got the goal back and then we were on top after we scored our second.

“We couldn’t quite nick the win, but a point is better than none so we will take that.

“We have a week’s rest until the Tilbury match and it’s an extra week’s rest for my knee to recover which will do it the world of good.”

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