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Redbridge boss Eaton says flat performance cost them in London Cup

PUBLISHED: 18:00 28 September 2018

Redbridge manager Ricky Eaton (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Redbridge manager Ricky Eaton (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Redbridge joint-manager Ricky Eaton feels a flat performance knocked them out of the London Senior Cup as they fell to a 2-1 defeat to Cockfosters.

The Motormen got off to a bright start and found themselves 1-0 up early on but were pegged back with two late goals from the home at Chalk Lane.

After an early goal from Redbridge, Toby Omotoshu drove a shot into the back of the net from 20 yards in the 69th minute.

They then put the nail in the coffin for the visitors as Adam Murad’s free-kick was parried to Jamie Stephens who swept the ball home to seal a 2-1 win in the 86th minute.

Cockfosters will now travel to Wingate and Finchley in the next round of the London Senior Cup.

“To be honest the performance was a bit flat and disjointed, we didn’t really get going, Cockfosters were an awkward side to play against,” Eaton said.

“They did a lot of long balls up to the forwards and just continuously pumped it forward, which was fine as we handled it really well, but we just couldn’t get our passing game going at all.”

He did feel that going out of the cup will allow them to focus on their upcoming busy fixture list in the league and league cup competitions.

“There is a silver lining to it as we’ve got numerous mid-week games coming up and to organise a game for the London Cup would have been very difficult had we progressed.

“On the flip side we had two wins on the spin and wanted to continue that momentum.”

The Motormen did have a bit more luck on the weekend as they turned their fortunes round in the second-half to nick a late 3-2 victory against Southend Manor.

The Motormen were trailing 2-1 at the break to Manor but goals from Michael Ogboin, Asher Modeste and Vinny Murphy sealed the three points for the side at Southchurch Park.

“We were very pleased with that, to be 2-0 down to a team of their quality with the striker they’ve got Nathan Dewberry, it was a vital turn around and a massive three points for us.”

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