Essex Senior League: Redbridge boss Eaton believes Takeley win is turning point

PUBLISHED: 14:00 10 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 believes their strong performances against Hullbridge Sports and Takeley is the start of his side turning their fortunes around.

The Motormen bounced back from four consecutive defeats in all competitions with a 3-0 victory against one of the Essex Senior League’s title favourites Takeley just days after falling short with a 1-0 defeat to leaders Hullbridge Sports.

A brace from Calvin Poku and another from Jack Stevenson sealed the three points for the Motormen at the FSI Stadium last night.

Both sides failed to find the net in the first-half and they went in at the break tied at 0-0.

Ricky Eaton’s side came out flying in the second-half with striker Poku finding the net twice in the space of five minutes with goals in the 48th and 52nd minute of the match.

Two minutes later Stevenson added a third to seal the comfortable victory for the Motormen.

“Before the season we would have both in the favourites bracket, but with such a big turn around it’s been turn around in players, we’ve had to rebuild.

“Takeley made a storming start but have started to find it difficult of late.

“From our point of view though we have been making baby steps to improve and last night felt like it come together.

“It was a very good performance.”

The former London Bari boss was delighted to see striker Poku back on score sheet after failing to find the net in the four games prior.

“Poku has had a hard time in the last few games, he hadn’t scored in four game and was desperate to get one.

“We told him it will come don’t worry so I was really glad he got two last night, and I’m looking forward to many more.”

Redbridge suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat to league leaders Hullbridge Sports on the weekend.

Nathan Scarborough netting the all important decider for Darren Manning’s side to seal them the three points but Eaton feels his side deserved something from the match.

“The results and performances have been getting better and I thought we actually played really well against Hullbridge.

“I didn’t think we deserved to lose that game and in fact if we had went into the half-time break with 2-0 I don’t think they could have argued it.”

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