Barry wants a Romford run
PUBLISHED: 10:30 01 September 2014
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Captain looking to build on FA Cup success
Romford captain Jack Barry hailed his side’s FA Cup win at St Margaretsbury, but is warning them not to get carried away.
Barry’s third goal of the season rounded off a 4-0 win on Saturday, enabling Boro to bank £1,950 in prize money as they booked a home tie against Bury Town in the first qualifying round.
Paul Martin’s men return to Ryman One North action with a trip to Brightlingsea Regent tomorrow (Tuesday) and Barry wants to stay focused.
He said: “It was a fantastic result, just what we needed after coming off a couple of defeats, so it was good to get back to winning ways.
“But it is always nice for the club to get the money and hopefully we can get a little cup run going now.
“We warranted the win and it could have been a lot bigger scoreline because we created a lot of chances and we missed a few.
“But we were much stronger and fitter than them and it showed with the result.
“Tuesday’s game is obviously going to be tough because they are a new team in the league and we do not know anything about them.
“We have to make sure we are fully focused for the challenge ahead and hopefully come away with three points.”
Barry’s last-minute goal at St Margaretsbury, after earlier efforts from Abs Seymour, Ryan Imbert and Nick Reynolds, took him to 28 career goals for the club, above Wade Falana in Boro’s all-time scoring charts.
But he was still kicking himself for not capitalising on other opportunities, adding: “If I remember rightly the ball was pinging about in the box and it just rolled out to me and I slotted it home with my left foot.
“But I could’ve easily had a couple more. I missed a great chance from a header right on the stroke of half time, so I had to make amends for that during the second half.
“I’m happy to get on the scoresheet again. I think I have only three in all competitions, but I am more disappointed with the opportunities I am getting and not taking them. Hopefully it will even itself out over the course of the season.”