Late cup win helps Redbridge bounce back

PUBLISHED: 09:30 29 November 2013

Redbridge managers Dave Ross (right) and Ricky Eaton (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Redbridge managers Dave Ross (right) and Ricky Eaton (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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»Redbridge bounced back from a disappointing league draw on Saturday to defeat Brightlingsea Regent in the Essex Senior Cup on Tuesday night.

An injury-time winner fromSteve Good was enough to see the Motormen through to the fourth round, three days after they dropped a crucial two points against Brentwood Town in Ryman One North.

Good scored five minutes into stoppage time after it looked like Redbridge were going to be denied at Oakside.

Danny Charge had given the Motormen the lead early in the second half from the penalty spot.

Zubair Haleem burst into the penalty area before being halted by visiting goalkeeper Daniel Beeson.

Charge made no mistake from 12 yards but Regent, who are a step below Redbridge on the league ladder, put up a decent fight.

Liam Thomas and Terry Rymer had already wasted good chances before the visitors levelled six minutes from time through Kevin Coyle.

But Good’s late intevention earned Redbridge a trip to Harlow Town in the fourth round.

It came three days after a damaging draw at relegation-threatened Brentwood in the league, with the Motormen conceding a late goal of their own to draw 2-2 – and drop two points in the process.

Jack Gardner gave the home side the lead after 21 minutes but Daniel Charge pulled Redbridge level four minutes later.

It looked as though, when Tyron Thomas scored with 11 minutes remaining but Bobbie Port popped up in the 89th minute to deny the visitors.

The Motormen take on another team struggling near the wrong end of the table in local rivals Romford, at Oakside on Saturday, before another home league game on Tuesday against bottom-half side Burnham Ramblers.

It is the perfect opportunity for joint managers Ricky Eaton and Dave Ross to improve on their team’s current position of 10th as they look to push towards the play-off places.

Redbridge are currently five places and five points outside the coveted top five in a congested Ryman One North table.

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