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PUBLISHED: 13:20 01 April 2010 | UPDATED: 21:45 02 July 2010

RESURGENT Redbridge boss Dave Ross says a new lease of confidence is beginning to flow through his side after a surprise victory over high-flying East Thurrock United on Saturday. The Motormen upset the title-challengers thanks to a single goal from Jack

RESURGENT Redbridge boss Dave Ross says a new lease of confidence is beginning to flow through his side after a surprise victory over high-flying East Thurrock United on Saturday.

The Motormen upset the title-challengers thanks to a single goal from Jack West, which came in the 62nd minute at Oakside.

The forward, son of former Leyton Orient mainstay Colin West, picked up the ball on the left wing and, with seemingly no options available to him, turned his marker and launched a rocket of a shot into the top corner.

"It was a well-deserved goal," said Ross.

"He missed the penalty against Ilford in the game before, but he promised me a goal next time he played after that and he delivered."

Ross added: "Steve Goode made his debut and he strengthened the side up.

"It's another game under our belts so everyone looked that much sharper.

"The idea was to try and get them on the counter-attack and that's what we did.

"I thought it was a good game and we thoroughly deserved the win.

"That result has been coming, without a doubt, and really it should be nine points from nine, because we should have beaten Ilford as well."

With their Cricklefields rivals likely to be deducted nine points, Redbridge's two recent victories should lift them to fourth from bottom in Ryman One North.

Although pleased with their progress, Ross was annoyed to see Monday's game at Northwood called off and is casting a nervous eye over their cramped run-in schedule.

"It should give us a bit of breathing space, but at the end of the day we're just getting a pile-up of fixtures," he moaned.

"Monday's game was off again, which was a shame because we're on a little bit of a roll and could have done with the match."

Redbridge now travel to league leaders Lowestoft Town on Saturday, and Ross hasn't ruled out his side springing another surprise.

"We're going to go there and give it our all," he said. "We'll be outsiders to get anything out of the game, but we'll go there and see what we can do. We're not under any pressure.

"On our day, with a bit luck, we're a match for anyone. We've had a few disappointing games this year, but generally we've matched teams and just not got the points.

"Saturday is a big game. They want to win in order to win the league, but we're full of confidence after the East Thurrock game.


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