Barry wants Boro to bounce back
PUBLISHED: 11:00 23 January 2015
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Redbridge clash is ‘must-win’ says captain
Romford captain Jack Barry says his side are determined to bounce back from their controversial defeat at Tilbury when they visit Ryman North rivals Redbridge this weekend.
Boro fell to a 1-0 loss against the Dockers, after former Redbridge player Emiel Aiken netted a hotly disputed 80th-minute winner.
And skipper Barry believes this weekend’s match is crucial as Paul Martin’s men look to climb the table.
He said: “Redbridge this Saturday is a must-win for us and nothing else. It will be a good game because both teams need to win to get away from the teams at the bottom.
“All the boys are buzzing for this game, even more so because of what happened against us in the Tilbury game.”
Boro had Aaron Omand back in goal and had opportunities of their own to break the deadlock.
But it remained 0-0 until Paul Clayton conceded a free-kick, which was taken quickly by the home side to set up Aiken’s decisive strike.
Barry added: “We dominated the first half and had a few half chances, but couldn’t get the goal. The second half evened up a bit, but we still dominated possession and created more, but we couldn’t seem to get the goal.
“Then the referee has given a foul against Clayton in our half and called me over to have a chat about it and before you know it they have taken a quick free kick while the ref is speaking to me and Clayton about the foul.
“Two defenders were out of position and the referee let them carry on when he should have blown his whistle to call it back because he was still talking to me and Clayton and they went on and scored.
“After the that the game died out and we feel like we have been robbed out of an away point after a very dominant performance. To make matters worse the referee admitted after the game he made a mistake, which was hard to take.”
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