Reynolds: Pleased we turned it around

PUBLISHED: 17:30 26 March 2015

Nick Reynolds of Romford takes a shot at goal against Heybridge Swifts (pic: Mick Kearns/TGSPHOTO)

Nick Reynolds of Romford takes a shot at goal against Heybridge Swifts (pic: Mick Kearns/TGSPHOTO)

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Romford striker delighted Boro came from behind to beat Barkingside

Romford’s Nick Reynolds believes the team’s improvement after half time proved the difference in their 5-1 win over Barkingside.

Boro went a goal down in the 15th minute but levelled 20 minutes later when Reynolds nodded home a Chris Barry corner.

The striker then put the Ship Lane club in the lead with his second 90 seconds into the second half before goals from Loui Hazelwood, James Ishmail and Ryan Imbert sealed the win.

“I thought last night showed football is a game of two halves. We weren’t great in the first half and we kept getting the simple things wrong,” said Reynolds.

“We were lucky enough to go in at 1-1. Second half we came out much stronger and started to play the right way.

“We put them under pressure straight after the kick-off and were rewarded with an early goal, something we haven’t done for a long time.

“Once that goal went in I knew we were going to go on and win the game. The other three were well deserved rewards for what really was a great second half performance.”

Reynolds had a brilliant chance for a hat-trick midway through the second period when a Hazelwood cross fizzed across the box but he could only put his header back across goal and wide.

And the forward admits it was frustrating to miss out on taking the match ball home.

“I should have had three yesterday, I just misjudged the flight of the ball and missed a chance that was easier to score than miss,” said Reynolds.

“On another day that could have cost us, but the back 4 and aaron did their jobs, and kept Barkingside from scoring in the second half.”

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