Brown orders Redbridge to improve quickly

REDBRIDGE boss Jody Brown believes his side need to learn a lot from their 2-0 Ryman Division One North defeat to Enfield Town if they are to get anything from their next two matches.

Second half strikes from Adam Wallace and Jon Moore put paid to any chance of the Motormen getting anything from Saturday’s game, despite the best efforts of Elliott Justham in the Redbridge goal denying the Towners on numerous occasions in both halves.

Brown believes several of his side were not on top of their game and his side never kept up with a stronger and more physical Enfield.

“If we had at least matched the opposition then we may have stood a chance,” he said.

“We came up against a good Enfield side, and although they are currently in mid table I can see them making a push for the play-offs.

“It’s disappointing because we never performed as well as we could.

“We weren’t without our chances though, as we had one disallowed for offside which looked harsh and another hit the post.

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“But we need to start at least matching the work rate of our opponents if we are to get anything from games.”

After four straight wins, it was the first time Brown has tasted a league defeat.

And although he was disappointed with the performance against Enfield he firmly believes it would have been an even harder task earlier on in the season.

“Two months ago the best the players would have thought of was nicking a draw,” he said.

“But at least now we have the attitude and fight to compete, which we did on Saturday after holding them out until the second half.”

With games away from Oakside coming up against Brentwood Town on Saturday and Romford on Tuesday night, the Motormen boss feels his side will be in for a battle.

“Every game is going to be tough, but every game has been a lesson on how to improve,” said Brown.

“The players are now coming to games thinking we can get something from most games.

“But we need to be stronger physically and play better. We will always create chances but we are a young side.

“Teams in this league will see that and try to bully you because of it, so we have got to be a lot tougher.”