Essex Senior League: Redbridge chase more home success against Sawbridgeworth Town
PUBLISHED: 09:00 01 August 2017
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The Motormen began season with thrilling 2-1 win at home to Tower Hamlets on Saturday, with joint-boss Ricky Eaton relieved after late comeback
Redbridge joint-boss Ricky Eaton will hope his team can collect a more straightforward win when they host Sawbridgeworth Town in the Essex Senior League on Tuesday.
The Motormen began the new campaign with a 2-1 win at home to Tower Hamlets, though the Oakside Stadium club were in need of a late show to triumph.
Calvin Poku and Eljay Worrell scored in the final two minutes as Redbridge came from behind to beat Hamlets, and Eaton hopes the clash with Sawbridgeworth is a far less nervy affair, if only for his health.
“I’d take any win at this moment and I’m not sure I’d be able to cope with another game like the Tower Hamlets one so soon after,” he said.
“The win on Saturday generated a good buzz for the club and there were great celebrations after.
“We enjoyed our time on the pitch and we were delighted to get the win in the end.”
Poku has certainly made an impact for the Motormen since joining earlier this summer and has already established himself the Redbridge’s leading frontman, much to Eaton’s pleasure.
“I’m pleased for Calvin to get a goal on his competitive debut for us and he’s kept up his record of scoring in every match he’s played for us so far,” added the joint-manager.
“He probably should have scored a bit earlier as he bit the bar twice in quick succession just before he did find the target.”
As for the win over Tower Hamlets, Eaton admits he was just relieved to win, adding: My heart was in my mouth late on.
“I’m sure it was a great game for the neutral, and in the end we were able to come away with the win.
“The way we triumphed will do more for us than winning 5-0 and I feel I learnt more about the team too.”