Romford ‘confident’ says Barry

PUBLISHED: 13:59 22 April 2015 | UPDATED: 13:59 22 April 2015

Romford captain Jack Barry celebrates a goal with Nick Reynolds (pic: Ray Lawrence/TGSPHOTO)

Romford captain Jack Barry celebrates a goal with Nick Reynolds (pic: Ray Lawrence/TGSPHOTO)

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Captain ready for final-day test

Romford captain Jack Barry says his side can go into their final game of the Ryman North season with confidence after securing back-to-back wins.

Nick Reynolds netted the only goal of the game at Cheshunt on Saturday, after his brace had led Boro to a 2-1 victory over Thamesmead a week earlier.

And skipper Barry felt it was no more than they deserved as they maintained their one-point lead over relegation rivals Barkingside.

He said: “It was an absolutely brilliant win again for us and we throughly deserved the victory as well.

“That is now back-to-back wins which leads us into our final home game against Ware in full confidence to get another victory and finish the season strong.”

Boro boss Paul Martin could only name three substitutes in his match-day squad at Theobalds Lane, but Boro saw Reynolds net on his 150th appearance eight minutes before half time.

And the visitors were able to defend their slender lead in the second half for three vital points, with Barry adding: “The first half was fairly even, but nothing too serious for the keepers to worry about.

“We had the more clear-cut chances and had their keeper flapping at a few things and Nick made the breakthrough with a tidy finish from a tight angle.

“That took us into half time 1-0 up and the second half was more about us keeping our shape and shutting up shop and then catching them on the counter.

“We had a few chances to finish them off, with great chances missed by Abs (Seymour) and Joe Scott, but the final whistle went and it was just a massive weight off our shoulders.

“We knew how important that win was because Barkingside were playing Burnham, who are bottom ,and we didn’t expect anything but a Barkingside win.

“That win for us was massive. Next week is another big game so the focus is now on that and finishing the season strong.”

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