Essex Senior League: Ricky Eaton praises Redbridge’s character after Barkingside success

PUBLISHED: 16:00 19 October 2016

Paul Wright of Barkingside and David Sangolo of Redbridge (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Paul Wright of Barkingside and David Sangolo of Redbridge (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Motormen boss pleased team did not let heads drop after letting lead slip before going on to win

Joint-manager Ricky Eaton has praised Redbridge’s character after the Motormen recovered from blowing a two-goal lead to beat Barkingside 4-2 in the Essex Senior League.

A Jacob Dingli brace had put the Motormen ahead, but Side pulled level after Charlie Portway and Arnest Okoa netted.

However, less than a minute after Okoa equalised, Sean Kettle fired the Oakside Stadium club back in front before Aron Gordon sealed the win in stoppage time.

“We know we have good character and that we will always keep fighting until the end, which is the sign of a good side,” said Eaton.

“Before Barkingside scored their first, we should have been out of sight though, and hopefully that will remind the players they have to take their chances when they come.”

In recent weeks, Jay Knight had been the leading man for Redbridge after a sensational run of scoring, but was unable to find the net against Barkingside.

Even without their star striker netting, the Motormen were able to score four, another apsect of their play that pleased Eaton.

“It seems like we’re getting goals from all over the pitch this season, which is really promising,” he added.

“Jacob had done well off the bench in recent weeks, so deserved his start and took his opportunity really well.”

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