League leaders Redbridge expect no easy games admits boss Eaton
PUBLISHED: 17:00 02 February 2018
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Redbridge will be looking to make it 14 consecutive wins in the Essex Senior League as they face strugglers Wadham Lodge this weekend.
The Motormen make the short trip to the Wadham Lodge Stadium on Saturday (3pm) as they look to keep extending their lead at the top of the table.
Joint-manager Ricky Eaton revealed there are no easy games at this stage in the season and they will not be taking Lodge lightly.
“We’ll be expecting the unexpected, we don’t know too much about what we’re going to get down there, we know a few of their players and know they’re down the bottom,” he said.
“Every game is going to be a battle now as teams near the bottom will be battling to get away from relegation.
“There is no easy games and I don’t understand how Basildon and Great Wakering Rovers are beating teams five or six nil as we haven’t had any easy games.”
Eaton believes his men just have to concentrate on themselves and keep plugging away by picking up three points in every match.
“We just want to focus and do what we do best and if we do that we should get what we deserve,” he added.
“It’s really tight on the top and if the teams win their games in hand then can claw back a few of the points we’re leading by.
“If you look at the statistics, we’ve won 21 of our last 22 league matches and we’re still only six points clear, that show how good the other teams around us are doing as well.”
The boss is also delighted with the competition amongst his squad after Brian Moses netted his 25th of the season while Calvin Poku bagged his 16th of the campaign on Tuesday to beat Stansted.
“Massive credit to all the strikers in the team and not just the strikers, the whole squad for chipping in,” added Eaton.
“Brian Moses is on fire, the guy is popping up with goals out of nowhere and some you wouldn’t even believe were possible.
“Jacob Dingli is back fit and having a real impact now and has netted twice in the last week. Calvin has scored three in three games, so we’re got some real good competition.”
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