Essex Senior League: Redbridge 2 Great Wakering Rovers 7

PUBLISHED: 09:00 07 February 2018

Redbridge joint-managers Ricky Eaton (right) and Joey May (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Redbridge joint-managers Ricky Eaton (right) and Joey May (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Redbridge tasted league defeat for the first time since October as they suffered a heavy 7-2 defeat against Great Wakering Rovers.

The Motormen remain six points clear at the top of the Essex Senior League but the Rovers moved into second and have a game in hand after sealing the three points in a nine goal thriller at Oakside.

The visitors got off the mark in the third minute when Nathan Dewbury found the net to make it 0-1.

Captain Eljay Worrell got it back to level terms in the 21st minute as he managed to put one past keeper Louis Hawes.

The Rovers regained the lead when Stephen Butterworth made no mistake from the spot in the 32nd minute and took a 1-2 lead into the break.

Ten minutes into the second-half and Billy Jack Johnson slotted home to extend his side’s lead to 1-3 before Butterworth netted his second of the night shortly after.

Dewbury also bagged himself another in the 68th minute to make it 1-5 and put his side in even more control.

The Motormen clawed one back eight minutes from time thanks to striker Jacob Dingli but it was meant to be as Rovers substitute Jay Nash netted two in the space of three minutes to make it 2-7 by the 87th minute.

They then held firm and managed to seal the three points.

Redbridge: Greene, Homans, Mbamarah, Murphy, Golledge, Nelson, Gogo, Worrell, Coxi-Sebastfao, Moses, Dingli.

Subs: Turner, Poku, Thomas, Francis, Hutchinson.

Great Wakering Rovers: Hawes, Ring, Woodhouse, Pethers, Doyle, Carter, Johnson, Evans, Dewbury, Bryan, Butterworth.

Subs: Richmond, Nash, Hurford, Dopson, Froud.

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