FA Vase: Joint-manager Ricky Eaton happy with Redbridge’s late heroics against Coggeshall Town

PUBLISHED: 17:30 25 September 2017 | UPDATED: 20:04 25 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 secured replay with Seedgrowers after late equaliser in both normal time and extra time on Saturday

Joint-manager Ricky Eaton praised Redbridge’s attitude after twice coming from behind to draw 2-2 with Coggeshall Town in the FA Vase second qualifying round.

After falling behind at Oakside Stadium, Josh Hutchinson netted for the Motormen in the 81st minute to take the match into extra time.

The hosts needed another late equaliser in the additional 30 minutes, with Patrick Duggan scoring in the 118th minute to force the need for a replay on Tuesday night.

And Eaton was pleased with how his team kept going right until the end to get themselves out of trouble twice.

“When we started this season, we tried to get the boys to keep pushing until the end, and now they are doing it by themselves,” said Eaton.

“We’re reaping the rewards of that by scoring lots of late goals.

“To score late in normal time and then extra time is credit to the players and their good attitude as they just kept pushing.”

The two sides will do it all again in the replay on Tuesday night, with the winners due to visit Enfield in the next round.

And despite facing a replay, Eaton was happy to be involved in the draw, which took place on Monday afternoon.

“We didn’t play to our potential, but it was good for us to come back on both occasions,” he added.

“It will be a tough game for us at Coggeshall on Tuesday, but I’d rather have a replay than be out of the cup.”

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