Essex Senior League: Redbridge joint-manager Ricky Eaton disappointed with errors against Southend Manor

PUBLISHED: 15:30 28 September 2016 | UPDATED: 15:35 28 September 2016

Redbridge joint-manager Ricky Eaton (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Redbridge joint-manager Ricky Eaton (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Motorment boss feels team did not help themselves in 4-2 loss

Joint-manager Ricky Eaton believes a series of errors proved costly for Redbridge as they fell to a fourth league defeat in a row away to Southend Manor.

The Motormen were beaten 4-2 at Southchurch Park despite late goals from Kieran English and Jay Knight.

It means the Oakside Stadium club are without a win in the competition since the end of August, but Eaton admits their preparation for the match was far from ideal.

“The kick-off was delayed and it was a difficult journey through traffic for us, so that didn’t help, but the game itself was poor,” he said.

“We gave them their first goal and their second was a poor decision from the referee because their player was so far offside.

“Second half, we were all over them, but it was just that numerous errors cost us.”

It was the second defeat in just four days for Redbridge, who were also eliminated from the FA Vase on Saturday following a 2-1 defeat away to Spartan South Midlands Premier Division outfit Colney Heath.

English also netted in that fixture, but it was not enough to see the Motormen through to the next round, though Eaton remains at a loss to explain how his team were beaten.

“How we didn’t go through in the Vase is beyond me because we battered them, but it shows that football is a strange game,” he added.

“Colney Heath played some good football at times, but they did not create as many chances as we did.

“We just didn’t get the bounce of the ball, even if we did have 10-plus chances in the match.”

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