Barry wants Romford to rebound

PUBLISHED: 16:10 20 August 2014 | UPDATED: 16:10 20 August 2014

Romford captain Jack Barry in action against Burnham Ramblers (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Romford captain Jack Barry in action against Burnham Ramblers (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Boro captain admits pressure is on already

Romford captain Jack Barry admits the pressure is on his side in their Ryman One North meeting with Dereham at Ship Lane tonight.

Boro have been beaten in their last two outings, away at Harlow and Waltham Abbey, but return to their temporary Thurrock home looking to build on their opening-day win over Burnham Ramblers.

Barry said: “We have kind of put pressure on ourselves a little bit now to get a result because we have lost our last two, but if we go by Saturday’s game and how we played we should do enough to get a result.

“Saturday’s game was a strange game. From being in total control for 85 minutes and to make enough goalscoring chances to put the game to bed to going on to lose the game from only two mistakes we made all game.

“But that’s football you get punished for making basic errors and that’s what we did and gifted them the result.”

Ryan Imbert put Paul Martin’s men ahead early in the second half, with his third goal in three games.

But James Peagram levelled for hosts Abbey, after a mistake by James Ishmail, and Ben Bradbury sealed a 2-1 win within a minute after Atu Ngoy had parried the ball into his path.

Barry wants his team-mates to bounce back against Dereham, who ran out 4-0 winners over Redbridge at the weekend.

And he says Boro have enough in their locker to add to the points tally, adding: “We have a game tonight against a strong Dereham side and we kind of owe them one having lost both games against them last season.

“We have been playing well enough to warrant a win and if we cancel out these basic errors – and hopefully we will tonight – we will be ok and come away with something.”

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