Barry: Marrable was brilliant

PUBLISHED: 16:15 17 March 2015

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

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

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Boro skipper praises Aveley goalkeeper

Romford captain Jack Barry admits the side were disappointed they could not secure a vital win against Aveley in the Ryman North.

Boro had trailed 3-1 before battling back to lead 4-3 but conceded an equaliser five minutes from time with the game ending 4-4.

Barry admits the team were frustrated not to hold out and believes the performance of Millers stopper James Marrable saved Aveley.

“A point is better than none away from home but we feel it’s two points dropped. We dominated in parts and their ‘keeper has kept them in the game.” said Barry.

“It must have been his best performance of the season because we could have scored about eight if it wasn’t for him making some unbelievable saves.

“But that’s what he’s there to do and he has played well. It was a great game for the fans to watch but I would have taken a scrappy 1-0 win.”

Having taken an early lead through Joe Scott the Ship Lane side found themselves two goals down shortly before the break before Nick Reynolds pulled one back in stoppage time.

The visitors were level seven minutes into the second half thanks to Loui Hazelwood’s penalty before Barry’s header restored Romford’s lead with 65 minutes gone.

Despite conceding a late goal the Boro skipper was delighted with the character his side showed during the match.

“We started off really well but then we took our foot off the pedal and they got back in to it. We had to step our game up,” he added

“It didn’t knock us because we got that important goal just before half time. We came out in the second half determined to get something.

“To be on the scoresheet is what I always want to do but I’m just doing my best for the team to get us out of the situation we are in.

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