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Rommy's good cup day

6 November 2016

Rommy Boco admitted he had one of his better days in the red shirt as he played a key part in helping Stanley into round two of the Emirates FA Cup.

The 31-year-old scored the opening goal against Bradford City before providing the flick that set Jordan Clark away to win the tie ten minutes from time.

He was pleased with all aspects of the display at Valley Parade.

“You have to enjoy days like this,” said the Benin international. “I have a goal, an assist and hit the post and you it's not like that every day. I really enjoyed it.

“It was a good performance after losing at home last weekend. We needed to produce today and I think we did it in the right way. We played football, we adapted ourselves to the way they play, they took us seriously and it was nice to win it.

“To be honest I was thinking it was going to be another day like that when they equalised. It looked like a replay but we kept pushing on and we believed we were going to score. It's nice to see a reaction like that from the team.

“Our fans were great and it's always like that. We're not the biggest club and it's always good to give the ones that travel a game like that. It's not just the fact that we won, it's the fact that we played well. We haven't performed so well at home this season and that's frustrating.

“We need to be more consistent and do this at home but it's nice for those who have travelled and paid out the money to be rewarded.”

There was concern at the end of the game after Stanley sub Shay McCartan was taken ill on the pitch and sent to hospital but was able to rejoin the squad much to the relief of his team mates.

“I saw him in the changing room afterwards and he seemed to be ok but it was a huge worry,” explained Boco. “For the next few days we'll be worried about him but the medical staff will continue to have a look at him and hopefully he'll be ok.”


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