Romford get some rewards, but Barfoot frustrated they couldn’t win on the road

PUBLISHED: 09:00 24 December 2015

Romford & Gidea Park first team manager Steve Barfoot (right)

Romford & Gidea Park first team manager Steve Barfoot (right)


Crow Lane outfit looking forward to Christmas break and working out what direction they want to go in 2016

Romford & Gidea Park first team manager Steve Barfoot was pleased his team picked up two points in London Two North East last weekend, but felt they could have got all five.

Park travelled to South Woodham Ferrers for the final match of 2015, but were without various members of their squad so Barfoot was forced to get his boots on again.

And the veteran was one of four try scorers for the visitors in a 27-25 loss.

Barfoot and Mitchell Noyce crossed in the first half with Tom Cameron kicking a penalty, before Tony Carollo and Peter O’Brien got tries after the break and Nick Reid kicked one of the conversions.

That meant Park picked up two bonus points, for four tries and losing by less than seven points, but they were frustrated.

Barfoot said: “We did well to get the two points, but at the end of the day we threw the game away. I don’t think they were any better than us, we just didn’t do the things we were meant to do. It’s very annoying to be perfectly honest.

“We can’t fault the effort of anybody because they all gave 100 per cent, it was just stupid mistakes that cost us, which has been a common problem.

“It is always nice to get a try, but like I have said before it doesn’t matter who gets them as long as somebody does. It was good of course, to get the two points, but disappointing as well because we really could have got all five.”

Park and Barfoot can rest up now with their next match at home to Sudbury on January 9.

The Crow Lane outfit have not yet devised a training schedule for the next few weeks and 

Barfoot said: “I’m definitely looking forward to resting up and we’ll have a few meetings to decide what direction we want to go in.

“We really need to try and get the same team out each week and get some consistency, but that isn’t always in our hands.

“I think we might do one training session before the New Year, it depends on what the players want to do really. There is no point us coaches turning up if we only have eight people.

“We will have a chat and sort something out, but nothing has been finalised yet with regard to our schedule over the next few weeks.”

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