Essex Senior League: Dave Ross calls on Redbridge to back up AFC Wimbledon display against Wadham Lodge
PUBLISHED: 17:00 24 February 2017
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Motormen looking to improve their consistency in the final few months of the campaign starting with Saturday’s match
Redbridge joint-manager Dave Ross wants to see his players replicate Tuesday’s performance against Wimbledon when Wadham Lodge visit Oakside this weekend.
The Motormen produced a spirited display in the second round of the London Senior Cup, but eventually suffered a 4-1 loss to the Dons.
Redbridge will hope to get back to winning ways in the Essex Senior League on Saturday having not had success since January 27.
“Wadham Lodge are a good side and we know we are going to be in for a tough game against them this weekend,” said Ross.
“But if the boys can go out and perform like they have on Tuesday, then we should get a good result.
“We need to have the will to win in every match we play, regardless of whether we’re against a professional team or not.”
Although Ross and Ricky Eaton were pleased with the showing against Wimbledon, they were less happy last weekend.
Jacob Dingli netted a brace away to Enfield and Brian Moses was also on target, but the north London club claimed a 5-3 victory.
It was a disappointing result, but the Motormen got some pride back when League One Dons visited Oakside on Tuesday.
The visitors were 3-0 up at half time, before Joe Gent pulled one back for Redbridge just before the hour mark in the cup tie.
But Wimbledon had the final say on proceedings with a late penalty in front of 66 people at Oakside.
Ross said: “If we played like we did on Tuesday at Enfield then we would have won that game comfortably.
“That is no disrespect to Enfield, but the truth is if we play like we did against Wimbledon on Saturday, then Wadham Lodge will find it difficult against us.
“We know the boys can perform to a certain level and the big challenge is getting them to do it every week.”
Redbridge will hope to have solved their goalkeeper problem by the time Wadham Lodge visit on Saturday.
Number one Jack Mernagh picked up a groin injury on Tuesday, which leaves Ross with a serious issue.
He added: “Jack won’t be fit for the weekend, so that is a problem we are going to have to sort out.”
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