Essex Senior League: Ricky Eaton pleased Redbridge recover from sluggish beginning to down Woodford Town

PUBLISHED: 13:00 05 September 2017

Ricky Eaton of Redbridge (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Ricky Eaton of Redbridge (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Motormen conceded inside 30 seconds at Town, but hit back to triumph

Redbridge joint-manager Ricky Eaton was relieved his team recovered from a slow start to win 2-1 at Woodford Town in the Essex Senior League on Saturday.

Less than 30 seconds into the match at Goffs Lane, the Motormen fell behind to an Andrea Mantova strike.

However, the response from the Oakside Stadium club was swift as Jacob Dingli found the net in the second minute to make it 1-1.

Brian Moses later struck a second-half winner for Redbridge as Eaton’s men won consecutive league games for the first time this season.

But the Motormen boss was still disappointed with how his team began the game at Town.

“It was disappointing for us to concede so early and it was tough to take as a coach,” he said.

“You set the team up at the start of the game, but with the opposition scoring inside a minute, everything goes out of the window.

“Thankfully the response from the boys was pleasing and we went on to win, but it’s hard to take conceding early.”

Redbridge host Hornchurch of the Bostik North in a friendly tonight, with kick-off at 7.30pm.

And Eaton hopes the Motormen can turn in a good display against an Urchins side from the league above.

“The squad will be a mix of players tonight. There are some we need to have a look at and some we need to give minutes too, but we want to be competitive,” he added.

“Hornchurch are sending a strong side themselves, so it will be a good test for us.”

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