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Redbridge boss Eaton pleased to see side scoring as they progressed in FA Vase

PUBLISHED: 12:00 16 October 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 says it’s great to see his side scoring again after sealing a comfortable 4-1 win against Southend Manor to progress in the FA Vase.

The Motormen bagged £825 in prize money after sealing a comfortable win at Southchurch Park despite a consolation goal from Manor’s Nathan Dewberry in their first round tie of the competition.

“It’s nice to be scoring again, obviously we had a bit of a goal drought, we weren’t scoring enough and were conceding too many,” Eaton said.

“Hopefully we’ve gone past that phase now, we’ve scored seven in our last two games, so we’ve started to find some form.

“We’ve also only conceded one in the last two games as well which is another pleasing statistic for us.

“Southend Manor are no push-overs, they make games hard for you, they’ve got some very good players down there.

“They’ve got a very good winger and they’ve got Nathan Dewberry up front as well and he’s a real handful for any side.

“It was really pleasing to beat them 4-1 comfortably in the end.”

Eaton was also delighted to bag the prize money but insists it was more important for his side to start building some momentum this campaign.

“It’s always nice to get the prize money, obviously before the game it was more about trying to build on the victory we got away to Takeley in the league, and try to push on from there.

“The prize money is a massive bonus.”

The Motormen have been drawn against either Sleaford Town or Peterborough Northern Star in the second round of the competition.

“I don’t know much about either of the teams to be honest, but a home draw at this stage, it’s always a preference as the travelling starts to get further and further away,” Eaton revealed.

“We do still have a few local teams in the competition with May & Baker doing fantastically well and Hullbridge Sports are both still in it.

“It would be nice to avoid them and as long as we win and they both win as well it would be nice for the area to have a few teams representing in the later stages.”

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