Romford cup win delights captain Barry

PUBLISHED: 13:28 15 September 2014 | UPDATED: 13:28 15 September 2014

Romford captain Jack Barry (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Romford captain Jack Barry (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Skipper looking for more success

Romford captain Jack Barry is hoping their FA Cup giantkilling of Bury Town will stand them in good stead for the return to Ryman One North business.

Jamie Dicks netted the only goal of the first qualifying round tie at Ship Lane yesterday as Boro banked £3,000 in prize money.

And Barry says the victory will give them a big boost ahead of their trip to Chatham tomorrow.

He said: “It was a great day for us yesterday and everybody associated with the club.

“Obviously a team coming from a league above are going to have pressure on them to win and we were the underdogs and it was nice to upset a team in a higher league, but I thought it was a fairly even match.

“We knew it wasn’t going to be a high scoring game so we knew we had to be clinical when the time was right.”

Dicks struck from a corner, just past the hour, but the home side had further chances to add to their tally as they extended their unbeaten run to four matches.

Barry added: “In all fairness we created better chances than them throughout the game so I don’t think anybody could say we was lucky to win.

“I thought all the boys were fantastic from the goalkeeper to the strikers and credit to Magic and Alex getting their tactics right.

“This will give us huge confidence going into out league game tomorrow night.”

*Romford have been handed another home tie against Ryman Premier Division Kingstonian in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup on the weekend of September 27-28.

Landlords Thurrock are also at home, against Aveley, so there is every chance Boro will have another Sunday fixture.

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