Motormen boss delighted with clinical cup display

PUBLISHED: 16:00 27 January 2016

Redbridge joint managers Dave Ross and Ricky Eaton (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Redbridge joint managers Dave Ross and Ricky Eaton (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Dave Ross and Ricky Eaton watched their side book a semi-final spot

Redbridge joint-manager Dave Ross admitted he was happy and also frustrated with his team despite watching them win in the London Senior Cup.

The Motormen edged a five-goal thriller with Wingate & Finchley last night (Tuesday) at the Harry Abrahams Stadium.

Reside Coxi-Sebastfao, Jay Knight and Joe Gent were on target in the first half for the visitors before the Ryman Premier oppositions scored twice late on to make it nervy finale.

While Ross was delighted to reach the last four of the competition, he was left confused as to why his team continue to struggle in the Ryman North, but achieve success in the cup competitions this season.

He said: “It is great to win but it is so frustrating because we have beaten teams like East Thurrock, Southend United and now Wingate, but can’t do the same in the league.

“We tend to play well on good pitches, though, and it was another excellent surface last night. It is hard when you have a young side because they are skilful players and they need a good pitch to show their ability.

“Obviously in the Ryman you don’t always get that, but Wingate’s surface was fabulous and it allowed our players to play.”

Ross was happy to see his side take their chances against the north Londoners, but conceded they were under pressure towards the end.

Wingate reduced the deficit to one with six minutes left, but Redbridge held on to book their spot in the semi-finals.

He said: “We took our chances and they were all good goals we scored. If you take your opportunities it makes all the difference.

“I was disappointed to concede the two late on, we were hoping it would be a comfortable evening, but you can imagine what we were like on the bench.

“This game definitely ages you! They bombarded our goal in the last 15 minutes and we were hanging on, but we got the win in the end.”

Redbridge will entertain either Hendon or Croydon in the semi-finals of the competition, but first must travel to Wroxham in the Ryman North on Saturday.

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