Romford captain remaining calm
PUBLISHED: 13:59 17 September 2014 | UPDATED: 13:59 17 September 2014
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Barry: One game at a time
Romford captain Jack Barry is not getting carried away with his side’s recent good form, after seeing them extend their unbeaten run to five matches last night.
Second-half goals from David Ottley and Ryan Imbert sealed a 2-0 win at Chatham in Ryman One North, following on from their FA Cup giantkilling of Premier Division Bury on Sunday.
But although Barry admitted it felt good to be on such a streak, he is keeping his feet firmly on the ground.
He said: “We’ve got a bit of momentum now which is a good thing to have, but I don’t want to speak too soon. We’re just taking it one game at a time.
“We started off very sluggish, but I think only having one day’s rest because we played on Sunday, that’s understandable.
“We let them take control of the early periods of the game, but when we started going I think we started to dominate in areas across the pitch.”
Chances were at a premium in the opening 45 minutes, but Barry felt Boro were better after the restart.
They had to survive a Chatham penalty chance, before finally breaking the deadlock, with Barry adding: “The second half was a lot better on our behalf because we kept the ball in good areas.
“Then they had a free-kick literally just outside the box and the ball was struck against the wall without the wall even jumping and hit someone in the middle of the wall on the hand.
“I just don’t see how a referee can see that as a handball, but justice was served when Aaron (Omand) made a great save and I think that gave us a bit more to our game to go on and win.”
Ottley opened the scoring on the hour, after Barry had seen a shot blocked, before Imbert made sure with his eighth goal in 10 appearances this season.
Barry said: “David got our first goal from just outside the box. The ball had fallen to him and he has had great strike at it and it’s gone into the bottom corner.
“The second goal was a very good move from the whole team and finished by Ryan, who is in form.
“Overall it was a fantastic performance and result for us to go away from home and get three points.”
Boro return to action with a home match against former landlords Aveley at Ship Lane on Saturday.
The Millers are also in good form at present, booking a trip to neighbouring Thurrock in the FA Cup second qualifying round with a 4-0 win at Tilbury, which extended their unbeaten run to eight matches.