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Redbridge boss Eaton felt they edged Great Wakering Rovers draw

PUBLISHED: 13:00 21 February 2018

Redbridge joint-managers Ricky Eaton (right) and Joey May on the touchline at Oakside (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo).

Redbridge joint-managers Ricky Eaton (right) and Joey May on the touchline at Oakside (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo).

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Redbridge joint-boss Ricky Eaton feels they edged Great Wakering Rovers as they two title chasing sides shared the spoils with a 1-1 draw on the weekend.

The hosts dominated the early proceedings but saw The Motormen went ahead against the run of play when Brian Moses netted from the edge of the box but the hosts responded immediately when Nathan Dewberry headed home.

Eaton’s men still lead the Essex Senior League by three points with Wakering trailing them in second spot.

They bounced back from a 7-2 defeat to Wakering two weeks ago after having their match in between against Basildon United postponed.

“Of course that was just a one-off, we knew that,” Eaton said.

“They were good in the first game, they very good all round, and we didn’t play nowhere near our potential and had a bad day at the office.

“This game was a lot closer and if I’m being honest I think we edged it, and I think if one team was going to win it, then it would have been Redbridge but a 1-1 draw away to them is probably a good result to be fair.”

Eaton was pleased with his side’s performance in the match and believes it was probably a fair result in the end.

“It was a good performance, we had a bit of a break and we were stewing on that 7-2 defeat for quite a while, that wasn’t good as we had our game against Basildon United postponed.

“I thought we played quite well, they started stronger than us early doors, we grew into the game and become a bit stronger than them.

“We missed a penalty that could have put us 2-1 up and we had a few chances to take the lead but we didn’t take them and to be fair to Great Wakering they had a couple of chances as well.

“I think we had the clearer cut ones and we probably unlucky not to get the three points, but it was probably a fair result, so I’m pleased with the boys.”

The Motormen were due to make the shot trip to Mayesbrook Park to face mid-table West Essex last night but it was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

“It was expected, our pitch is heavily waterlogged as well, so we can’t complain too much,” Eaton said.

“The rain has relentless so the pitches are going to be very heavy and in places very waterlogged.

“I did expect it to be called off at Barking but it is still frustrating as you want to play football and start trying to get some positives results again.”


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