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Redbridge boss Eaton admits focus is on the league

PUBLISHED: 10:00 25 October 2017

Redbridge joint-manager Ricky Eaton (Pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Redbridge joint-manager Ricky Eaton (Pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Redbridge joint-manager Ricky Eaton disappointed to crash out of Errington Challenge Cup but admits focus is on the Essex Senior League.

Redbridge's Joshua Hutchinson (right) who scored in their last match will miss his side's clash against Hackney Wick 
(Pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)Redbridge's Joshua Hutchinson (right) who scored in their last match will miss his side's clash against Hackney Wick (Pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

The Motormen suffered a 3-1 defeat to local rivals Ilford in the first round of the cup competition with a brace from James Peagram and one from Isaiah Anjourin in the 87th minute to see them off at Oakside on Saturday.

“I’m only slightly disappointed as our concentration is on the league and being up near the top of that,” Eaton said.

“Obviously we wanted to win the cup, but it was not our main focus.

“It’s not as important for us as it is to Ilford.”

Joshua Hutchinson put the hosts ahead on ten minutes but saw James Peagram level just before the half hour mark before he then netted a 36th minute penalty to give the visitors the half time lead.

“They’re a good side and took their chances,” he said.

“There were circumstances, to it, we had chances, but we didn’t take them.

“Thomas one of our defenders tried to turn one of their players, but gave it away and had to make a challenge that gave them a penalty.

“They managed to go 2-1 up against a run of play with that penalty.

“They didn’t have too many shots or create that many chances.”

Eaton believes it’s nothing to worry about as he is confident in his side and admits the game was just a small wake up call for his men.

“From my point of view there are a lot of goals in this side and we can create a lot of chances, so it’s nothing to panic about.

“If anything it was a little wake up call for us.”


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