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Bad day at the office for Redbridge says boss Ross after Romford defeat

Redbridge joint managers Dave Ross (R) and Ricky Eaton look on during their 5-0 defeat at Romford on Saturday. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO Redbridge joint managers Dave Ross (R) and Ricky Eaton look on during their 5-0 defeat at Romford on Saturday. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Monday, March 31, 2014
11:11 AM

Redbridge joint manager Dave Ross was understandably disappointed following their 5-0 hammering at the hands of Romford on Saturday.

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And although he felt the loss of Lewis Bentley to injury was a pivotal moment, he conceded it was just one of those bad days at the office.

Bentley had hit the crossbar inside the first five minutes for the Motormen but it went downhill from there and the forward was subbed off after 21 minutes through injury, which unfortunately has been confirmed as a broken leg.

It was Redbridge’s 10th game in 21 days and tiredness definitely played a part, Ross said: “I think it went wrong right from the start, we hit the bar in the first five minutes from Lewis.

“He looked like he was going to have a good game again and obviously he got that bad injury and to be quite honest that bench was made up of tired legs from previous games so straight away that was a massive loss.

“It was a very poor day at the office. We were too tired, too many players out there with tired legs but we were forced to play those players.”

Ross did praise the Romford’s performance but was disappointed that his players allowed the hosts to play and failed to test Boro goalkeeper Atu Ngoy too much.

“I thought Romford were excellent today, I thought Romford played really well but we let them play like that,” stated Motormen’s joint-manager.

“We weren’t moving but you can’t play Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday without it catching up on you.

“I think the whole team could have done better with the goals. It was poor all around; poor defending, poor midfield. I thought up front we weren’t too bad, Danny Francis played well up front, he worked hard.

“It was just a poor performance, you are going to have one and that was probably our worst performance of the season.

“We never tested the keeper really did we? After Lewis went off I don’t think we ever got back in the game and from then onwards it was downhill and it just got worst as the game went on and I was glad to hear the full time whistle.

“We could have been playing for three days and we still wouldn’t have scored, it was just one of those games. You get it once a season and hopefully that is ours out the way.”

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