Romford skipper disappointed with Aveley defeat

PUBLISHED: 17:26 22 September 2014 | UPDATED: 17:26 22 September 2014

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

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

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Barry unhappy with goals Boro conceded

Romford captain Jack Barry was extremely disappointed that his side gifted Aveley all three goals at Ship Lane on Saturday to fall to a 3-1 defeat in the Ryman One North.

After a goalless first half, the game exploded into life in the second period with Spencer Harrison opening the scoring before Boro’s Tom Richardson equalised.

However, Junior Baker and Aaron Gayle scored decisive second and third goals for the Millers to consign Paul Martin’s team to a fifth league defeat of the season.

Barry wasn’t happy with the goals Romford conceded and felt they wasted a good opportunity to defeat rivals Aveley, who have now won nine games in a row.

“It was a huge disappointment to lose the game,” said the Romford captain.

“Not a lot went on in the first half, hardly any chances were created. We started the second half well but then conceded from a set piece and we rarely concede from a set piece.

“Someone had left their man at the back post and the Aveley player had all the time in the world to put it in the back of the net and then we go again and we was starting to get the better of them but we conceded from another set piece.

“And obviously the third goal killed us. Our right-back Paul Preston, who has had a great season so far, has headed it back towards goal but didn’t get enough on it and their player is through and he pulled it back for his team mate who tapped it home.

“I would say we gifted them the three goals in that game.”

Barry was confident ahead of the match, despite Aveley’s impressive run, but was frustrated that their mistakes contributed towards another defeat.

He added: “Aveley have had a good start to the season and they have gone a few unbeaten now.

“They were on a good run of form but we fancied ourselves, like we do in every game, and it was once again mistakes on our behalf that have cost us.”

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