Charge leads Redbridge rally
PUBLISHED: 09:08 29 September 2013
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Ryman Division 1N: Redbridge 3 Ware 2
Redbridge produced a stunning come from behind win at Oakside to move into the top 10 of Ryman One North.
The hosts were favourites going into this tie, having only lost one home league game so far this campaign.
And their current form showed from the off, as their first attack ensued in Daniel Charge being bundled over on the edge of the area.
But Eljay Worrell struck the resulting free-kick just wide of the post.
Ware’s Anthony Anstead was causing the Redbridge back four some problems with his aerial presence, but Motormen skipper Daniel Smith was controlling the defence well, allowing Anstead to drift offside numerous times throughout the first half.
Redbridge were dominant during the first 30 minutes, with the opening goal seeming just moments away, but first blood was drawn by the away side.
And it was Anstead again producing the chance for Ware as he was fouled on the edge of the area, before showing initiative to take the free-kick early, playing through Aaron Cato for the opener.
Motormen were feeling hard done by, but things were about to get worse for the home side as Ware’s first-half substitute Tim Shaw showed pace before delivering a perfect ball in to Tony Martin, who only had to tap the ball into the net to make it 2-0.
Joint bosses Dave Ross and Ricky Eaton must have said some stern words at half-time as Redbridge came out all guns blazing after the break.
Charge triggered the comeback for Redbridge with a lovely finish following a defence-splitting pass from Jack Carlile.
The home side now had their tales up and it took just 10 minutes before the equaliser came.
Ware failed to clear an untidy goalmouth scramble,and Redbridge took full advantage when substitute Abs Thompson lashed the ball in to level.
There was controversy on 68 minutes as Charge’s long range effort appeared to have crossed the line after Matt Gill bounced the ball before grasping it.
The linesman waved away protests before Gill eventually admitted the ball was over the line, but the score remained deadlocked at 2-2.
With seven minutes additional time to be played, both sides were looking for a winner, with Redbridge looking the more likely.
And just three minutes into stoppage time, Charge won the match for Motormen as Abs Thompson’s shot was deflected onto the post before bouncing straight back to Charge who slotted the ball home for the winner.
Redbridge: Driscoll, Worrell, Bansenden, Smith, Thomas; Damali, Bradbury, Carlile, Charge; Aiken, L Thompson. Subs: A Thompson, Haleem, Sawyer, Tenkorang, Hussein.
Ware: Gill; Madden, Riddle, Gilbert, Hunt; Grace, Ironton, Larner, Anstead; Martin, Cato. Subs: Rose, Shaw, Bentick, Madden.
Barkingside slumped to a 5-0 defeat at Aveley in their latest Ryman One North outing.
Matt Frew’s men held their own in a goalless first half, but fell behind on the hour when Petrit Elbi netted from the penalty spot for the hosts.
Isa Hussein doubled Aveley’s lead on 79 minutes and the home side added three more goals in the final five minutes to run out convincing winners.
Junior Appiah made it 3-0, before Elbi grabbed his second a minute later and Rashid Kamara completed the nap hand during stoppage time.
Ilford came away empty-handed from their Essex Senior League clash at Tower Hamlets.
The Foxes found themselves two goals down before Ryan Gardiner replied to give the visitors hope.
Tower Hamlets restored their two-goal cushion before Eden Nelson hit back, but it was too little, too late for Ilford.
Ilford: Sole, Hinds-Cadette, Hill, Pattison (Russell), Powell, Cavalier, Duguid, Cowan (Hoxhaj), Nelson, Gardiner, Lockwood.
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