Essex Senior League: Dave Ross happy to see Redbridge keep it clean against Wadham Lodge
PUBLISHED: 18:00 28 February 2017
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Motormen earned first clean sheet since January 14 and just second since the turn of the year
Redbridge joint-managers Dave Ross and Ricky Eaton are hoping for more of the same from their team after beating Wadham Lodge 4-0 on Saturday.
The Motormen outclassed the away side at Oakside and Brian Moses stole the show scoring all four goals.
Ross said: “We played really well against AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday and competed with them.
“It was an easy team talk with the lads, we just wanted them to carry on with the same application and we knew we would get the result.
“Obviously we had an experienced goalkeeper in David McCartney - he was very vocal and that strengthened up the boys.
“It showed the importance of communication and talking, but it was a good all-round performance and if we can continue that for the rest of the season, then hopefully we won’t let in the amount of goals that we have.”
The win against Wadham Lodge was a great team performance, especially considering the away side came into the game following a six-match unbeaten run in the division.
From defence to attack, the hosts were convincing, solid and assured in every single department.
A man of the match display from towering forward Moses was the main highlight of the game.
Eaton added: “We just want to take each game as it comes in the league. We trying to put right out wrongs from earlier in the campaign.
“If we can do that it will put us in good stead for next season. Obviously we’ve got a quarter-final to come against Barking.
“We’re going to go there with good confidence and if we beat them, we’ve knocked out top of the league in the cup.
“I don’t think we should fear anyone. It’s all about progressing with the discipline that we’ve shown in the last couple of games and moving forward and seeing where it can get us.”
Wadham Lodge boss James Falaise was disappointed with the performance of his team at Oakside.
But he did concede hosts Redbridge were the better side and fully deserved the 4-0 league success.
“We knew it was going to be tough. Every game in this division is. We didn’t perform to the level we have in the last few weeks,” said Falaise.
“Fair play to Redbridge - they played well, they played to their strengths and we didn’t. We let ourselves down.
“We’ve done well defensively recently which had been a problem previously. We had a couple of changes from our last few games, but that’s no excuse.
“We’ve got a squad that’s good enough to compete at this level, so they should’ve done better.”
Motormen remain 13th ahead of travelling to Sporting Bengal United confident of another win.