Essex Senior League: Dave Ross happy with Redbridge’s recent attacking play despite defeat to Thurrock in Essex Senior Cup

PUBLISHED: 18:00 12 October 2016

Redbridge manager Dave Ross looks on from the touchline at Oakside (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo).

Redbridge manager Dave Ross looks on from the touchline at Oakside (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo).

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Motormen put in impressive performance against Fleet after picking up point on Saturday despite being without goalkeeper Jake Mernagh

Redbridge joint-manager Dave Ross is pleased with the amount of opportunities they are creating at the moment.

The Motormen lost 2-1 last night to Thurrock in the Essex Senior Cup despite Joe Gent’s late effort.

It ended their three-match unbeaten run, although the Oakside club took plenty of positives from the match against the Ryman North outfit.

“We were unlucky against Thurrock and hit the crossbar and the post I was told by Ricky Eaton,” said Ross.

“All the boys played well by the sounds of it and we have been doing well for a while really over the last few games.

“It is just a case of us not conceding too many because we’re creating plenty of chances and scoring goals.”

Redbridge unfortunately conceded three on Saturday at home to Eton Manor in the Essex Senior League.

A brace from Jay Knight and a Steve Good goal ensured they earned a point and drew the match 3-3.

Ross added: “We had chances to win on Saturday and Tuesday we were unlucky by the sounds of it when I spoke to Ricky.

“I think a draw probably would have been a fairer result but Thurrock are the league above and played a strong side so we did well.”

What made things difficult for the Motormen last weekend was the fact they had to reshuffle some of the squad.

First choice goalkeeper Jake Mernagh was injured and central defender Christian Baffour-Akoto went between the sticks for the Manor clash.

Even though Baffour-Akoto used to play in goal for Barking a couple of years ago, it wasn’t an ideal situation for Redbridge.

“We have got a lot of confidence now and there is good banter in the dressing room at the moment,” said Ross.

“I don’t think in any of the last 10 games we’ve not deserved to win and we had an outfield player in goal on Saturday.

“That didn’t help and we still had enough chances to win so it would have been nine out of nine in the league.

“Christian Baffour-Akoto hasn’t played in goal for a few years and has been doing well at centre back. With Jake Mernagh injured we had to put him there, but we still should have won the game.”

Redbridge are currently 14th in the table with 15 points from their first 14 games in the division.

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