Redbridge boss delighted to down Rocks

PUBLISHED: 14:05 29 July 2013 | UPDATED: 14:05 29 July 2013

Ricky Eaton

Ricky Eaton


Eaton praises Motormen following latest friendly triumph

Redbridge’s Ricky Eaton was more than happy with his side’s display in their latest pre-season outing at the weekend.

The Motormen beat Ryman Premier Division side East Thurrock thanks to Dan Tenkorang’s 70th-minute strike to make it three wins from four.

And Eaton, who shares managerial duties with Dave Ross at Oakside, was quick to pay tribute to his men.

He said: “The boys played very well. We were pleased with the way they were a lot more structured, which is something we have been working very hard on in training.

“The boys are all pulling towards our season aim of moving up the table. Even though it’s a relatively new squad, Dave and I are encouraged with the way the lads are progressing.”

The first half of Saturday’s clash proved a tense midfield battle, with visiting Rocks having more of the possession, without being able to penetrate the home defence.

Ross and Eaton decided to make a few substitutions at half-time and their decisions seemed to be inspired as Lee Springer and goal scorer Tenkorang came on to change the game.

The pair proved to be a handful for Rocks, as Redbridge created chance after chance.

The deciding goal came midway through the second half as Tenkorang found himself with only the keeper to beat and kept his cool to calmly lift the ball over his head and into the net.

Redbridge continue their preparations on Thursday with an away fixture against Essex Olympian League side White Notley, with two more friendly fixtures lined up after that.

They visit Enfield on Saturday and Clapton next Tuesday before starting their Ryman One North campaign against Erith & Belvedere on August 10.

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