Motormen face long drives, but travel with confidence

PUBLISHED: 15:00 28 January 2016

Redbridge joint-manager Dave Ross (right) alongside Ricky Eaton (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Redbridge joint-manager Dave Ross (right) alongside Ricky Eaton (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Oakside club are in semi-finals of London Senior Cup but struggling in the league

Redbridge have two long trips in Ryman North this week, but should travel with confidence according to manager Dave Ross, despite sitting bottom of the table.

The Motormen qualified for the semi-finals of the London Senior Cup on Tuesday after beating Ryman Premier Division outfit Wingate & Finchley 3-2.

It has enhanced the mood at Oakside prior to visiting Wroxham on Saturday, before travelling to Bury Town on Tuesday.

This weekend’s fixture at Trafford Park looks crucial with the Yachtsmen just five points ahead of Redbridge.

Ross said: “I hope the victory can breed confidence in the squad for Saturday’s match. The boys can hopefully go out and show the same type of performance they put in at Wingate.

“Bury will be difficult for us on a Tuesday night because of work commitments, especially after the trip to Wroxham.

“Saturday’s game is the massive one to be honest as they are floating around us in the table.

“We can close the gap on them by getting three points, but they’ll be thinking the same thing, so it is a really important fixture for us in the battle to avoid relegation.”

First-half goals from Reside Coxi-Sebastfao, Jay Knight and Joe Gent helped the Motormen reach the last four of the London Senior Cup this week.

It was another shock result by Redbridge after they had beaten East Thurrock and Southend United in the Essex Senior Cup earlier in the campaign.

Ross admits it was a fantastic victory for the club, but was given a fright when Wingate scored twice in the final 10 minutes.

He said: “It is fantastic to be in the semi-finals of the competition. We host Hendon or Croydon in the next round, but all these cup wins I would swap for points in the Ryman North!

“I just think it is all about taking your chances because on another day against Wingate, we don’t take those opportunities and they will nick a goal and we have a completely different outcome.”

Redbridge were beaten 4-0 at home by leaders Sudbury at the weekend, after the visitors netted a third-minute penalty.

Jay Knight missed a spot-kick too and Waltham Abbey’s win over Cray sent Redbridge to the bottom.

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