In-form Redbridge looking to increase lead at top of table against title rivals Basildon
PUBLISHED: 10:00 30 March 2018
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Redbridge face another top of the table clash as they play Basildon United this weekend.
The Motormen travel to the Ho Ho Stadium on Saturday (3pm) as they look to remain top of the Essex Senior League with a fifth consecutive victory.
Ricky Eaton’s men currently lead the way by two points with only seven games left in the campaign.
“We’ve had a fantastic four games, but it doesn’t get any easier now as we’ve got Basildon,” said joint boss Eaton.
“We’ll go into that one with the same belief and confidence that we’ve got to get a result there as well.”
The two sides have met twice this season with the Bees on top both times as they sealed a 2-1 win in the cup and picked up a 2-0 victory in the league.
“The previous game has no baring, it was a tight game, the scoreline flatters them,” added Eaton. “We had 10 men and to be fair to us we put in a good shift and held our own for the whole game.”
Eaton believes his men have to focus on their own performance instead of their opponents and who their danger men might be.
“We’ve got to worry about what we do, if we enforce what we’re good at they will struggle to contain us and if they enforce what they’re good at we’ll struggle to contain them.
“It’s just a fairly even game, it’s a 50/50 sort of tie with both teams competing for the same goal.
“They’ve played us twice this season and managed to beat us twice, so we don’t want to make it a triple loss against them. They’re a good side but they’re not that good to beat us three times.”
Motormen will be without leading goalscorer Brian Moses for the next three matches after he was sent off in their 3-0 victory against Takeley last weekend.
The club did sign Joshua Sykes from Romford last week and Eaton admits they will now be counting on their new striker.
“We’ll have to be without Brian for three games,” he added.
“We brought Josh in as we were a little bit light in numbers in the forward areas. Jacob Dingli has not been about recently so we needed an extra number and now Brian has got a suspension the move we made to bring him in looks fantastic for us now.
“He’s come in on Saturday and put a shift in so we’ll be looking to rely on him a bit more with Calvin Poku.”
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