Redbridge boss Eaton pleased to be top at the halfway mark

PUBLISHED: 09:00 01 December 2017

Redbridge joint-managers Ricky Eaton (right) and Joey May on the touchline at Oakside (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo).

Redbridge joint-managers Ricky Eaton (right) and Joey May on the touchline at Oakside (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo).

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Redbridge joint-manager Ricky Eaton is over the moon with how his side’s season is going so far.

The Motormen currently sit top of the Essex Senior League by five points as they go into a free weekend.

Eaton’s men have won 15 of their last 16 league matches, the latest being a 4-1 victory away to Sawbridgeworth Town on Saturday, but they did crash out of the Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy to Waltham Forest on Tuesday evening.

“We’re over the moon, especially after the start we had to the season, as we lost two of our opening four games,” said Eaton.

“We were dominating games, but we couldn’t score to save our lives, the only goals we were scoring were from Calvin Poku, who was having six or seven attempts at goal a game.

“We then beat Romania against the run of play and after that we went on a real run, which was stopped away from home against Burnham. They’ve been one of the best teams we’ve played this season and if you look at their position it doesn’t make sense.

“We’re 15 from 16 in the league, so we can’t ask for anything more from the boys.”

Redbridge now have a break and do not play again until Friday, December 8, when they host mid-table West Essex at Oakside.

“We’ve got a little bit of a break now to get the boys re-focused and I think the cup defeat against Waltham Forest will help us,” he said.

“Our run until Christmas is tricky and we don’t expect to win them all, but we want a good run in to the New Year.

“A lot of the teams around us have games against the others as well so it will be an interesting December.”

The boss praised striker Brian Moses, who has now scored 16 this term, and Eljay Worrell for their recent form after both netted against Sawbridgeworth Town.

“Brian has been on really good form this season and can’t stop scoring,” he added.

“Eljay has been chipping in with a few goals, we have been playing him in midfield a bit, but his goal on Saturday came from left-back.

“When the opportunity comes we’ll be moving him forward as he is a threat.”

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