Redbridge boss Ricky Eaton pleased with his side after Ilford victory
PUBLISHED: 09:00 20 September 2017
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Redbridge joint-manager Ricky Eaton believes his side are getting stronger each week after sealing a 5-1 victory against local rivals Ilford.
The Motormen made it five wins in a row as braces from both Brian Moses and Calvin Poku helped seal the three points at Oakside.
“We’re gradually getting stronger and stronger as each game progresses,” Eaton said.”
“We knew Ilford was going to be a challenge, but I said previously if we turn up and play to our capabilities we’ll beat them, if they come full strength we know we’d have a tough game.
“I thought they were up for the fight, but we just overrun them and got our goals, so it was a much deserved win.”
The manager did admit their dominant victory was all the sweeter as it was against neighbours Ilford.
“Of course they’re local rivals, I’ve got nothing against Ilford at all, but its nice to get a big win over them as I know they’ve got aspirations to go up themselves like us.
“I still expect them to be up there as I think they’re a good side, but our quality shone through and it was a tough night for them.
“I think we would have beaten a lot of sides with that performance.”
Eaton is also thrilled his side are now finding the back of the net after an up and down first month of the season.
“We’re really pleased we knew it was coming, we had a couple indifferent results early on in the season, but we were really happy with the boys as they created a lot of chances they just weren’t scoring.
“Now we’ve got Brian firing on all cylinders, Poku scoring and we’ve got other people chipping in with goals and creating chances.
“We’re not just a one man team like some of the other teams, especially Ilford with Peagram up front, if you can keep him quiet more than likely you’ll keep them down to one or two opportunities in a game.
“We’re not like that we spread the goals around in our team and it’s really pleasing to see.”
Redbridge will now face Coggeshall Town in the FA Vase on Saturday.