Redbridge boss knows Ware next win will come

PUBLISHED: 15:30 26 November 2010

Mark Doyle

Mark Doyle


Kris Taylor aiming for all three points against Ware

Ryman Division One North

Needham Market 7

Redbridge 1

Tuesday night’s heavy loss at Needham Market won’t live long in the memory for boss Kris Taylor, but he admits Saturday’s game with Ware is one they must win.

The Motormen have slipped to three Ryman One North defeats on the bounce since their 4-1 win over Waltham Forest, but Taylor insists, apart from Tuesday’s defeat, they have improved.

“Needham are the strongest team I have seen at this level for a while,” he said.

“But it was very disappointing and there can be no excuses for the loss. They (Needham) attacked from the off and although they leave gaps at the back for you to exploit, once we conceded a couple the game was over.

“Our preparation wasn’t the best, taking three hours to get there, but we weren’t good enough on the night and we paid the price.

“That result aside, we haven’t been outclassed in the recent defeats to Maldon, losing after going 2-0 up and probably should have picked up a point against Wingate & Finchley.

“But we need to bounce back on Saturday and get the three points in what is a vital game for us.

“Ware have proved useful in recent weeks, getting a win against Needham at the weekend, but it is a big game for us and we must deliver.”

Taylor strengthened his squad with the signing of Mark Doyle from Barking (pictured left) for the Needham Market game, as well as Ebenezer Dijan and Thomas Roache, both 18, after being down on numbers through injuries and players declaring themselves unavailable for the midweek trip.

Before making the trip to Ware at the weekend, the Oakside outfit take on Hullbridge Sports in a rearranged Essex Senior Cup game tonight (Thursday), with a home tie against Heybridge Swifts in the fourth round for the winners.

Redbridge are back to full strength this weekend with Hyun-Jin Lee and Kevin McLeod set to return.

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