Blues took game by scruff of the neck, says Roma

Dominic Roma
Dominic Roma

Dominic Roma was ecstatic that his Trinity side took the game by the scruff of the neck and game from two goals down to beat Tamworth.

Despite being in control for the opening half, two quick fire breakaway goals from the visitors left Trinity with it all to do for the second half.

Jordan Thewlis fired one back before the break with goals from Nathan Jarman and debutant Matt Templeton completing the comeback.

Manager Roma admitted he told his side to not be the team that almost gets results against the bigger sides in the league.

He said: “We were in control for the first 40 minutes of the game and then we switched off for two goals but I emphasised to them at half time not to be a nearly team, ‘we nearly got a result against Tamworth’, and take the game by the scruff of the neck and take the three points. Which is what we did and that makes me really pleased.

“We needed the goal on half time to give a lift to the lads going into the second half and we don’t have too many experienced heads to in that situation. The goal showed that we had created chances and to get us back in to the game.”

The Blues boss was also delighted with the impact the two new signings made in the victory.

He said: “Matt Sparrow, you can tell he has got great quality, keeps the ball really well and is disciplined it what he does to keep us ticking over. You don’t play 500 league games if you are not any good and also Matt Templeton came on and showed great quality to take his goal. It was a great ball by Jordan Thewlis but the finish was top class.”

Roma is now urging his side to repeat their home form on the road, starting with the trip to Darlington on Saturday.

He said: “If we could start picking up points away from home, we could easily be in the top eight and we need to do that now as our home form has been brilliant.”

And added: “We need to take that winning mentality away from home. People say playing away from home is different but to me it isn’t as it is eleven v eleven on a football pitch and the crowd shouldn’t influence anything.

“We are playing at a good level of football and the crowd or outside factors shouldn’t influence what goes on on the pitch and I emphasise that to the lads.

“We have got a young team and as soon as it clicks for them that we can go away from home and get results then we will keep climbing the table like we are doing.”