Captain hails ‘fantastic’ Romford

PUBLISHED: 13:06 28 March 2013 | UPDATED: 13:06 28 March 2013

Tom Richardson celebrates with Romford captain Jack Barry and Jamie Dicks (5) after scoring against Sudbury (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Tom Richardson celebrates with Romford captain Jack Barry and Jamie Dicks (5) after scoring against Sudbury (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Barry: We fully deserved win

Romford captain Jack Barry hailed his side after their 5-2 win over Ryman One North rivals Sudbury last night.

Tom Richardson’s hat-trick put Boro three goals up at the break, with Nick Reynolds and Jamie Dicks completing the nap hand in the second half.

Barry said: “It was a fantastic win and a win we deserved straight from kick-off.

“It was a comfortable opening 45 minutes and second half they had nothing to lose and come at us a bit more.

“But we coped well with it and when we got our fourth, the fifth goal just killed them.

“I am a bit disappointed we didn’t keep a clean sheet because that’s what we was looking to do, but three points is all what counts.”

Richardson proved almost unplayable for Sudbury in the opening 22 minutes, with three well-taken goals.

The 19-year-old took his tally for the season to seven and is revelling in his new role.

Barry added: “Tom’s hat-trick was brilliant, he took his goals really well. They couldn’t handle him all game, especially in the first half and I’m happy for him to get his hat-trick because he has been playing well of late.

“That will give him even more confidence going into the Grays game and hopefully he can turn it on again.”

Boro also welcomed Abs Seymour back into their midfield, following a spell with Brentwood, and Barry had praise for the returnee.

“Abs had a good, solid game in the centre of the park. He broke up the play really well and moved the ball well,” he said.

“You could see he was blowing a bit towards the end because he hasn’t played in a couple of weeks. But it was good to have him back and Dicko (Jamie Dicks), who has been superb since he has had his new role playing centre midfield, was again top quality.

“He is loving playing there because he has got more freedom and he sees more of the ball than what he did at left-back.

“To score was just the icing on the cake for him after the performances in the last few weeks he has put in, he deserves it.”

Striker Reynolds moved onto 12 goals for the campaign with a close-range header but will miss Monday’s trip to Tilbury due to work commitments.

He added: “The goal was a bit of a shock as Tom lobbed their goalkeeper and I already had my hands in the air thinking it was going in!

“But the ball came back off the bar and luckily enough I was following it in for what must be one of the easiest goals I’ve ever scored.”

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