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Mixed emotions for Redbridge boss

14:15 11 August 2014

Redbridge joint managers Ricky Eaton (left) and Dave Ross (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Redbridge joint managers Ricky Eaton (left) and Dave Ross (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Ross happy with performance if not result

Redbridge joint-manager Dave Ross was disappointed with his side’s 3-1 defeat to Harlow in the Ryman One North on Saturday, but not with the performance of his team.

The Motormen are rebuilding this season with finances restricted compared to last season’s budget and Ross saw plenty of positives during their opening-day defeat at Oakside.

The hosts went two goals down inside half an hour, Shane Stamp opening the scoring before Motormen conceded an unfortunate second via an own goal.

Bradley Hooper reduced the arrears in the second half, but Redbridge were unable to force an equaliser and George Smith scored Harlow’s third late on.

Nevertheless, Ross wasn’t too downbeat, saying: “It was disappointing to lose, but I wasn’t overly disappointed with the performance.

“I don’t think Harlow looked any better than us and they had the rub of the green.

“Their second goal came off the back of one of our players’ heads and we could have taken the lead before that, but we had a goal disallowed, which was a bit dubious.

“We were 2-1 down and with ten minutes to go, changed it about and in the 93rd or 94th minute we got caught out and they scored a third.

“There wasn’t a great difference between the two teams. First half they were better than us, but second half we were better than them.”

Harlow reached the play-off final last season and are amongst the favourites for promotion this term, therefore Ross was keen to point out the positives in Redbridge’s two-goal defeat.

The Motormen boss discussed a period in the second half where his side had their opponents nervous, adding: “Harlow have had their side together for a couple of seasons and there were lots of positives for us to take.

“Harlow are an established side, where as we, because of the situation we are in due to finances, are totally rebuilding.

“We did have chances to equalise, a couple of decent chances. For 15 minutes. I don’t know if panicking is the right word, but at 2-1 they were screaming for the full-time whistle.

“We are under no misconceptions though, we know this season is going to be tough with the situation we are in, but we were all impressed with how the players performed on Saturday.

“We need to carry on working on things in training and then it will all come together.”

Redbridge return to action tomorrow with a trip to Scraley Road to take on Heybridge Swifts.

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