December 10 2013 Latest news:
Saturday, October 26, 2013
A fine week for Redbridge has seen them pick up four Ryman One North points from a possible six against tough opposition, but joint boss Dave Ross feels there’s still much more to come from the Motormen.
They inflicted the first league defeat on Needham Market as Emiel Aiken and Ben Bradbury netted in a 2-1 win at the weekend
And they followed that up with a goalless draw against another fancied side in Maldon & Tiptree at Oakside on Tuesday.
In an ideal world for Ross it would have been maximum points, but he definitely would have taken it before the week began.
“On paper it was always going to be tough, but against two top teams I’ll take four points,” said Ross.
“It should have been six but we weren’t as good on Tuesday night. We still had chances but on Saturday it came down to who wanted it more and that was us.”
And though disappointed with the Tuesday draw, one positive was a clean sheet, something which they haven’t done enough of this season.
“The clean sheet was the most pleasing thing,” he added. “We’ve conceded too many goals this season and when you do that you give yourself a mountain to climb to get back into games.”
The Motormen find themselves in eighth position going into Saturday’s game at Wroxham and Ross is hoping there is still more to come from the side.
“We could be higher than eighth and we’ve deserved more points than what we’ve got but this is a brand new team,” he added. “Overall I can’t be too disappointed and eighth gives us something to build on and hopefully we can be in and around the play-offs come the end of the season.
“Wroxham will be difficult though, it’s a nice place when you get there, but it is a long way.
“But we’ll go into the game in a positive frame of mind hoping to take the three points.”
After Saturday, Redbridge then host Brightlingsea Regent in the third round of the Essex Senior Cup on Tuesday, where some of the Motormen’s fringe players will get a run out.