Taylor says reward will come soon

REDBRIDGE boss Kris Taylor is happy with his side’s efforts, but just hopes they can now turn their performances into points.

Despite losing 3-0 against Ryman Premier League side Horsham in the FA Trophy, the Hornets didn’t kill the game off until late with two goals from Steve Davies and Allan Tait.

Taylor (pictured left) could take plenty of positives from the game, with debuts for Ellis Skidmore and Ben Britnell, both on loan from Ryman Premier’s Canvey Island.

“The performance was always the most important thing on Saturday and we worked very hard and proved we could match a Ryman Premier side for large chunks of the game,” he said.

“We gave Ellis a start and he played well for his first game and Ben will get more of a chance.”

The Motormen boss will hope his side were able to use Saturday’s performance as a boost for last night’s (Wednesday) Division One North game against Grays Athletic.

Taylor has continued to boost his options with the signing of keeper Elliott Justham, recently released by Division One North rivals East Thurrock United, creating competition for Lee Newcomb.

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“Elliott will certainly gives us options and hopefully improve our fortunes at the back as we are conceding far too many goals for my liking,” he said.

“We need to add a few more to the squad and they should be with us, if not for Saturday’s game but the following one against Potters Bar.”

The Oakside outfit now face a home game against Brentwood Town on Saturday, followed by a midweek trip to Potters Bar on Wednesday.

The former Barkingside joint-manager is confident in his side’s ability, but it just remains to be seen whether they can turn it into league wins.

“We are starting to get there slowly but surely,” he said.

“There is a definite improvement amongst the team, but if we do not start picking up points sooner or later it will be even harder for us to get out of the situation we find ourselves in.”

Brentwood were recently knocked out of the FA Cup by Conference South side Woking in a 1-0 replay defeat, before narrowly losing to AFC Hornchurch in the FA Trophy.

Potters Bar had been unbeaten in their last five games before Tuesday’s FA Trophy loss to Weadldstone.