Reynolds: Massive test for Romford
PUBLISHED: 13:56 08 December 2015 | UPDATED: 13:57 08 December 2015
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Striker looking forward to Concord tie after Wroxham reward
Romford striker Nick Reynolds admits his side face a huge task against Essex Senior Cup holders Concord Rangers tonight.
Boro visit the National League South outfit on the back of a battling 1-1 draw at Ryman North rivals Wroxham at the weekend and Reynolds wants them to raise their game once again.
He said: “It’s going to be a massive test for us. I’m sure Concord will want to try and retain the cup and will put out a strong side.
“But this now gives us a great opportunity to prove ourselves against a team from a few leagues above.”
Romford certainly showed a marked improvement at Wroxham, earning a share of the spoils thanks to Matt Frew’s header after losing the corresponding fixture 8-0 last season.
Reynolds was the only Boro survivor from that day and added: “Wroxham has not been a good place for me to go during my time at Romford.
“I’ve not got fond memories of last season. I came off just after half time struggling with injury and the coach journey home felt a lot longer than three hours. It’s one of those games I’ve tried to forget.
“But on the way up there I had a feeling we would get something from Saturday’s game.”
Boro fell behind just before the break when Jack Garrod’s deflected shot beat Michael Gooch to put the Yachtsmen in front.
But the visitors had the better of the second half and felt they might have come home with more reward.
Reynolds said: “It took us 45 minutes to get going, but a good team performance in the second half got us a point and to be fair I think we were unlucky not to come away with all three.
“We had a great chance in the first half which I still don’t know how their defender cleared off the line and their keeper made a great save from Robbie Farrell in the second half.
“It’s one of those situations where if you’d offered me a point before the game I would’ve taken it, but now I’m a little disappointed not to have taken all three.”
There are no points on offer at Thames Road this evening, but Romford would love to produce a cup upset and book a place in the quarter-finals.