Essex Senior League: Redbridge joint-manager Ricky Eaton pleased with top four finish

PUBLISHED: 10:00 11 May 2018

Redbridge managers Ricky Eaton and Joey May (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Redbridge managers Ricky Eaton and Joey May (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Redbridge joint-manager Ricky Eaton is pleased with top four finish in the Essex Senior League despite being so close to promotion to the Bostik North.

The Motormen finished fourth in the table with 88 points and were just four points off promotion with Great Wakering Rovers and Basildon United sealing those spots.

Eaton praised his side’s achievement after they broke the most wins in a row and recorded in a season at the club.

“To be fair we had a brand new squad this season and it took us a little while to find our feet,” he said.

“There were some teething problems and we only won one of our first four games.

“If you think of it like that I’m not disappointed with the boys in fact I’m pleased with them.”

The former London Bari revealed they set a target of top five before the season and they achieved that but they have to push on next season.

“We set out to get top five and we hit that but it’s important we kick on from that next season.

“It is disappointing that we were up the top for a long time and left it so long to finish it off and we didn’t in the end.

“The teams are the top come the end of the season normally deserves it and both teams deserved their promotion.”

Eaton also highlighted the biggest achievements from his side this campaign.

“We broke all time club record for most wins in a season so that was extremely pleasing to be able to achieve that.

“Brian Moses scored the most league goals across every team as well which we’re really pleased for him.

“There has been a lot of pleasing things this season and we should be proud of them.”

The boss admitted he would like to keep majority of his squad together and talks are ongoing ahead of the 2018/19 season.

“Of course we would like to, but we will see how things go as its really early days yet, and we need to see who will be going and who we can potentially bring in.

“We started talking to some players already about next season.”

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