Frew praises Boro despite Cheshunt defeat
PUBLISHED: 12:00 15 December 2015
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Ship Lane skipper admits away forward Jason Hallett just had a day to remember
Romford captain Matt Frew has praised his side’s performance in their 3-1 loss to Cheshunt at Ship Lane in the Ryman North on Saturday.
The game sprung to life 10 minutes before halftime when Jason Hallett opened the scoring for the visitors.
But his effort was cancelled out almost immediately by a Tom Fletcher own goal to get Paul Martin’s men back on level terms.
The Cheshunt striker, however, completed his hat-trick moments later with two goals in quick succession and the match finished at 3-1.
Frew said: “We’re not the biggest side and we found ourselves 1-0 down to a set-piece straight away but we reacted well and got the goal back which was thoroughly deserved.
“Jason was just on form and there wasn’t much we could do about the second goal – a volley from 35 yards which you just don’t expect.
“I don’t know if he’ll score another one like that and then he’s gone on to get the third.”
Frew believes that Boro showed the football they are capable of in the first half, but feels that at least two of the three goals conceded were preventable.
He revealed Martin didn’t dress them down at the break because they had been performing quite well.
“We’re disappointed with the goals but we got the ball down and played well and we didn’t really get a rollicking at half time” said Frew.
“We were just scratching our heads really because we felt comfortable. We pressed in the second half but couldn’t get the break – it was just one of those days.”
The defender went on to admit they need to improve their concentration levels if they are to enjoy more success.
Martin has seen his side be a lot stronger defensively this campaign, but they are without a clean sheet since November 10 now.
Frew added: “We’re conceding cheap goals and you just can’t win games like that.
“It’s about concentration because sometimes we’re ball watching and then the ball is in the back of the net. It’s the way the goals have been scored really.”