Eaton wants Redbridge to rise against Phoenix Sports

PUBLISHED: 14:00 20 October 2015

Redbridge joint managers Dave Ross and Ricky Eaton (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Redbridge joint managers Dave Ross and Ricky Eaton (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Motormen joint-boss desperate to stop losing streak

Redbridge joint-manager Ricky Eaton says the team must end a run of 12 straight defeats in the Ryman North when they visit Phoenix Sports tonight.

The Motormen have not added to their total of seven points since their third match of the season on August 15 with tonight’s trip their 16th league fixture.

Redbridge have already faced Phoenix once in that run, a 3-0 loss at home on September 22, but Eaton does not expect that game to help the team prepare too much.

“We do have experience of playing them recently but we won’t look into too much. They’ve had a few players come and go since that match,” said Eaton.

“It doens’t matter where the points come from after our recent run of form. We know Phoenix are likely to be near us in the table come the end of the season so it is important to take points off them.

“But it’s also important to win because we are striving to end that terrible run of defeats we are on.”

The Motormen’s latest defeat came on Saturday when they visited Romford and returned from Ship Lane with a 3-0 defeat to their name as they dropped to the bottom of the standings.

Romford are one of Redbridge’s local rivals in the division but Eaton insists that doesn’t make the defeat hurt any more than the rest.

“Every game hurts all the same. A loss is a loss,” he added. “It was disappointing because Romford were close to us in the table before the game.

“We’re all disappointed to find ourselves bottom of the table and (fellow joint-manager) Dave Ross and I are working tirelessly to bring new players in. There might be a few against Phoenix.”

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