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Motormen looking to build on Takeley win as they face Southend Manor in FA Vase

PUBLISHED: 14:00 12 October 2018

Redbridge manager Ricky Eaton during Redbridge vs Saffron Walden Town, Essex Senior League Football at Oakside Stadium on 4th August 2018

Redbridge manager Ricky Eaton during Redbridge vs Saffron Walden Town, Essex Senior League Football at Oakside Stadium on 4th August 2018

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Redbridge will look to build on their latest Essex Senior League victory when they start their FA Vase campaign this weekend.

Motormen will travel away to Southchurch Park to take on league rivals Southend Manor in the first round of the famous old competition.

Manager Ricky Eaton says his side will be confident going into the clash and feels they are slowly turning round their slow start to the season.

“We will be confident as not many teams will go to Takeley and win 3-0,” the former London Bari boss said.

“With every game that comes up we want to just build every result. When we started last year we had a four-game run without a win and then we won 21 out of 22 and it was forgotten.

“We have been here before, we know what we have to do, and how to get out of it and that Takeley result felt like it was coming together.”

Redbridge have already faced Manor once in the league this season and came away with a 3-2 victory after being two goals down, but Eaton feels it will be completely different as form goes out of the window in cup ties.

“I look forward to every game. We’ve played Southend already this season and won, but it will be a whole different game on Saturday. They will be really up for it as it’s the Vase, so will we.”

Eaton went on to praise their opponents and believes they will start climbing up the Essex Senior League table after a miserable start to the season.

“Southend Manor are really low in the league right now but if you look at their team and the management team they’re a strong set-up so I’m sure they’ll start climbing up there soon enough,” he added.

“They caused us all sorts of problems early on when we played them and went 2-0 up meaning we had to come back to win 3-2. We can’t afford to be letting them in front again like that.”

Eaton has also admitted they will not be rotating their side or changing too much from their winning formula in midweek and praised the Vase competition.

“The Vase is a big competition so we’re not going to be changing too many things as we feel it’s just coming together,” he said.

“The prize money (£825) is important for any club at this level.”

Redbridge return to league action on Wednesday when they visit Sporting Bengal United.

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