Reynolds looks for Romford positives
PUBLISHED: 09:50 11 January 2016 | UPDATED: 09:50 11 January 2016
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Striker reflects on Brightlingsea loss
Romford striker Nick Reynolds tried to take the positives from their 3-1 defeat at Ryman North rivals Brightlingsea Regent.
Reynolds cancelled out Phil Kelly’s early goal for the hosts, but Josh Gould restored Regent’s lead before half time.
And the match remained in the balance until substitute Jake Clowsley netted a late third for Brightlingsea.
Reynolds said: “I thought the game was one of those where we didn’t really create much, but until their last goal went in we was in with a chance of getting a point.
“I’m taking nothing away from Brightlinsea as they dominated play for long periods and if it wasn’t for Goochy it would have been a different story. “But I always fancied us to grab a goal but just like the season so far we have lacked quality when it comes to our play in and around our opponents goal.”
Michael Gooch produced a superb low save from Gould in the first half and a diving effort to deny Jake Phillips late on.
But Boro created few clear-cut chances at the other end, with Reynold seeing an angled drive tipped wide by Ollie Bowles in the second half.
He added: “The goal was much needed and long overdue for me. It’s the bit of luck I’d been waiting for in front of goal.
“I think Joe Scott mishit his shot and it rolled into my path, so I had to stick it away with only the keeper to beat.”
After suffering a fifth defeat in six outings, Boro welcome leaders Sudbury to Ship Lane on Wednesday.
And Reynolds is remaining upbeat ahead of that clash, adding: “There were a few positives and personal performance we can take into the Sudbury game. “But Wednesday is going to be a completely different story and it will require everyone who steps on that pitch to give it their all and show some quality for us to even stand a chance.”