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Romford expecting tough test

PUBLISHED: 12:30 27 March 2013

Romford's Jack Barry (centre) celebrates a goal with Nick Reynolds (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Romford's Jack Barry (centre) celebrates a goal with Nick Reynolds (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Barry: Record against Sudbury counts for nothing

Romford captain Jack Barry is expecting a tough game against Sudbury tonight (Wednesday) and warned his side’s good record against the Suffolk club means nothing.

Barry believes any team is capable of beating any other in Ryman Division One North this season, having seen their weekend clash with Waltham Abbey wiped out by a waterlogged pitch.

Boro won 6-3 when the two sides met earlier this season, with the since departed Ryan Imbert hitting a hat-trick.

But Barry said: “We’ve got another tough game at home to Sudbury.

“We have a good record against them but that counts for nothing in this league as anyone can beat anyone.

“We will go into this game confident of getting all three points, but we know they won’t make it easy for us.”

Barry made his 150th appearance for the club in a 1-1 draw at table-topping Maldon a few weeks ago, but focused more on the point against the now second-placed side.

“To play my 150th game was very good for me and especially only being 21, with a lot to learn still,” he added.

“But to take a point away at home to top of the league (now second) was even better.”

Abs Seymour rejoined Romford last week from rivals Brentwood and Barry has commended his fellow midfielder’s work rate.

Barry also jokingly admitted that he will relish giving Seymour orders on the pitch.

“He is a great player to have in your team because he works hard on and off the ball,” added Barry.

“He will bring a lot to the team for the remainder of the season. Now he is back in, he has to take orders from me!”

Barry and Seymour are very good friends off the pitch and the Romford skipper was adamant he would eventually rejoin the club.

But Barry conceded, he didn’t expect it to be so soon adding: “My mate Abs is back!

“Me and him get on very well and we are mates off the pitch as well.

“Ever since he made the move to Brentwood I was on at him to come back, saying that he would do one day.

“Lucky enough he is back, sooner than expected.”


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