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Dominic Roma backs Gainsborough Trinity to achieve another FA Trophy shock

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: January 11, 2013

Gainsborough Trinity's Dominic Roma

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Dominic Roma believes there is another FA Trophy shock in store as Gainsborough Trinity prepare to welcome Blue Square Bet Premier side Tamworth on Saturday.

The defender, who scored his first goal for the club in their 1-1 draw against Solihull Moors last weekend, says the Blues could upset the odds again, just like they did to beat Forest Green Rovers in a previous round of the competition.

"If we play like we did against Halifax and Forest Green I don't see any reason why we can't win," said Roma.

"Tamworth got beat (4-1 by Braintree) last Saturday, so I am looking forward to the game.

"Last season we were only 90 minutes away from playing in Blue Square Bet Premier against teams like Tamworth so it should be a good game and one I am looking forward to.

"The mood in the dressing room is good. There is a lot of banter flying around and everyone is in good spirits so we just need to take into the Tamworth game what we did at Forest Green and obviously against Halifax last week. Anything can happen on the day."

Roma almost sealed another three points for Trinity on Saturday in a game that was heading for a goal-less draw.

The 27-year-old sprinted in at the far post to head home Jamie Yates' deep cross in the 81st minute.

But then a defensive mix-up three minutes into time added on led to Luke Waterfall unwittingly deflecting the ball over the line.

A cross by Darryl Knights from the right appeared to be covered at the near post by Danny Hone.

However, the former Lincoln City man ducked out of the clearing header at the last second, believing he had heard a call from keeper Jan Budtz.

"That was the first mistake from Hone all season, not heading it, but it happens in games like this," said Roma.

"We have scored with only about ten minutes left and we didn't really see the game out.

"The goal was just one of those things. Danny had no pressure on him and he thought the Jan has called for it, but he had actually called for him to head it away.

"Hone has been brilliant all season so you can't really hold a grudge against him for that."

Roma's fine header came after a number of Trinity attempts at goal had been successfully rebuffed by the Solihull defence.

"I have been getting in some decent positions all season, but my finishing has not been too good," Roma joked.

"But I just gambled today. I saw Yatesy was going to put it into the box and I gambled it would come over and my header has crept in the far corner."

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