Romford response delights Frew
PUBLISHED: 17:00 07 December 2015
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Captain hails second-half rally at Wroxham
Romford captain Matt Frew was pleased with the improvement his team showed in the second half of their draw away at Ryman North rivals Wroxham.
Frew scored a second-half equaliser to cancel out Jack Garrod’s earlier goal and the Boro skipper paid tribute to the way the team responded given their record against the same opponents in recent seasons.
“Romford haven’t got a great history there – they lost 8-0 last season,” said Frew.
“We had the wind behind us in the first half, but we just couldn’t seem to get the ball down and play. It was a terrible performance up until half time, but the manager got us in the dressing room and gave us a kick up the backside.
“We played like a different side in the second half and created a number of chances on quite a hard surface. We were a lot happier at the end of the game and I think we deserved the point.”
Reflecting on his first goal for the club, centre-back Frew admitted he was relieved to have finally converted one of the many chances he has had this campaign.
He added: “It’s been a long time coming and I’ve had chances to be fair. I feel I’m dangerous at set-pieces and it was a great ball in – I only had to get my head to it.
“It was one of those that was clearly over the line, but I thought it might not be given. I ran off celebrating and the linesman raised his flag. Hopefully it is the first of many.”
Boro visit National League South outfit Concord Rangers for an Essex Senior Cup fourth round tie tomorrow (Tuesday) and Frew believes they can compete if they are able to perform well for the entire game.
“We need to play like that [second half at Wroxham] for 90 minutes and if we can do that, and win our personal battles, then we are a match for anyone,” said Frew.
“I know of the club [Concord] and they have come on leaps and bounds and people probably think that it will be a walk in the park for them.
“As players we have nothing to lose and we’ve got to enjoy these moments. If we can get a result then there are still some big names in the cup and who knows. We all want to play in these kind of games so we have to be fearless.”
Romford’s clash at Concord’s Thames Road kicks off at 7.45pm, with a place in the quarter-finals at stake for the winners.