Essex Senior League: Joey May frustrated Redbridge couldn’t take early chances against in-form Enfield
PUBLISHED: 17:30 18 April 2018 | UPDATED: 17:30 18 April 2018
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The Motormen’s draw on Saturday allowed Great Wakering Rovers to move five points clear at the top with four games left
Joey May was disappointed Redbridge could only draw 1-1 with Enfield on Saturday in the Essex Senior League with the result seeing Great Wakering Rovers extend the gap between the clubs in the battle for the title.
The Motormen were looking to end a two-game run without a win and put pressure back on the leaders.
But in the shape of Enfield, they were facing the form team in the league with the E’s on an eight-match winning streak ahead of visiting Oakside.
The visitors took the lead as well through Aundre Spencer, but Philip Gerard Brown-Bampoe cancelled it out and ensured the game finished level.
Joint-manager May said: “We knew it was going to be a tough game as Enfield are the most in-form team in the league.
“But we were disappointed with the result as a draw has now made it very hard for us to catch Great Wakering and also let Basildon United nearly catch us up.”
The Bees are only three points behind Redbridge now with a game in hand, but it could have been so different for the Motormen.
May and Ricky Eaton’s team created a number of first half opportunities, yet failed to make the most of them.
“In all honesty, I think if we would’ve put away our early chances we would’ve won the game comfortably, but credit to Enfield,” said former Hornchurch midfielder May.
“They managed to get a goal before half time and we couldn’t quite get into full flow as the game was very stop start due to players going down with little knocks every couple of minutes.”
Saturday’s draw makes it three games without a win for the Oakside outfit, but May is sure they will return to winning ways soon.
The title-chasers will also be boosted by the return of Brian Moses after he was sent off during the 3-0 win over Takeley on March 24.
May added: “We’ve hit a little bad patch, but with the players we’ve got and Brian now coming back from suspension we’re always confident of winning games, especially with him in the team.”
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