Essex Senior League: Redbridge boss Ricky Eaton delighted with Jacob Dingli’s crucial brace in Southend Manor win
PUBLISHED: 17:00 02 November 2016
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Motormen bounced back at Oakside after losing previous two matches in division against Stansted and local rivals Barking
Ricky Eaton praised Redbridge’s Jacob Dingli after his brace inspired a 2-1 win over Southend Manor in the Essex Senior League last night.
Former Romford winger Callum Ibe put the visitors ahead at Oakside, but the Motormen turned it around to take all three points.
It continued his impressive recent form with six goals from his last nine appearances in the division.
“Jacob keeps on finding the target and it is a great habit to have. He had a horrible time against Haringey & Waltham recently,” said Eaton.
“I think he hit the woodwork three times and had so many chances, he was really beating himself up after.
“We said to him ‘don’t worry because we won the game’ but I was delighted to see him get a couple last night.”
Motormen were able to avenge the 4-2 reverse they suffered at The Arena on September 27 last night.
Eaton was delighted to see the Redbridge squad stand up and be counted against the in-form Seasiders, who remain sixth despite the defeat.
He added: “Southend Manor are a good team and we knew it was going to be a hard match having them played recently.
“They are a tough side, physical, strong in the tackle and we matched them which was really pleasing.”
It enabled the Oakside club to start November with a bang after a frustrating end to an excellent October.
Dave Ross and Eaton’s side lost 3-1 at Barking and 5-2 at Stansted in the space of four days having been previously unbeaten in six games in the division.
“Obviously October was a good month for us, we won four and got two draws before the last week,” said the Redbridge boss.
“Against Barking and Stansted there were mitigating circumstances why we missing key players and it was disappointing to lose.
“But we have started November with a win and it is pleasing to see how far we have come since the start of the season.”
Redbridge sit 12th in the standings with 25 points from their 20 games this season and a goal difference of 0.
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