Essex Senior League: Redbridge manager Ricky Eaton thrilled with powerful start in win over London Bari

PUBLISHED: 16:00 14 November 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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Motormen netted three goals in opening 15 minutes against Bari

Redbridge joint-manager Ricky Eaton was delighted with his squad’s fast start during their 4-2 win in the Essex Senior League at home to London Bari.

Jacob Dingli, Adam Hunt and Ore Odutola all netted for the Motormen inside the first 15 minutes as they raced into a 3-0 lead at the Oakside Stadium.

Though Bari pulled one back through Richmond Ayoola three minutes later, Jimmy McCann struck a fourth for the hosts nine minutes from time.

And while Joel Appiah struck again for the visitors in the second half, it was not to deny Redbridge a third league win in four games, much to Eaton’s delight.

“It’s a nice habit to be in the boys did us proud with their performance against Bari,” he said.

“Looking at a few teams in the league, we’ve noticed they concede early goals, so we let the boys know they have to start fast.

“After our third, we took the foot off the pedal a little and Bari put us under pressure, but we worked our way back into control of the match.”

While Redbridge demonstrated they had enough firepower to secure the win against Bari, they did concede twice, stretching their run without a clean sheet to six matches.

And though Eaton knows the Motormen must improve defensively, he believes the squad’s attacking options are taking the pressure off the back four.

“We are trying to tighten up at the back, but we are getting forward well at the minutes and we don’t want to detract from that,” he added.

“It’s not so much that we are conceding that is frustrating, it’s more the manner in which we are conceding that is.”

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