Redbridge boss Ricky Eaton wants to continue run against Hullbridge
PUBLISHED: 17:00 29 September 2017
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Redbridge joint-manager Ricky Eaton wants to keep putting points on the board and climb up the Essex Senior League table.
Motormen host strugglers Hullbridge Sports on Saturday hoping to extend their four-game winning run in the league at Oakside.
But the boss admits it will be no easy match as he believes Hullbridge are better than the table suggests.
“We just want to get as many points on the board as possible in the league,” said Eaton.
“We watched them once earlier in the season and they shocked us, they’re a good passing team.”
Eaton believes they know their opponent’s strengths and weaknesses and expects his side to pick up another three points.
“We know they’ve got some quality in the team and we also know some of their players from previous seasons,” he added.
“We go into it as favourites, but we know they will not be pushovers and they will be a hard test for us.”
Redbridge may make a few changes to their line-up ahead of the clash, but Eaton admits the changes will take some real consideration.
“Joe (May) and I will have a chat and maybe make a change or two,” he said.
“It’s tricky, though, as we want to be consistent and keep them together, but at the same time there are players knocking on the door wanting to play and wanting to know why they’re not, and they’re good players as well.”
Motormen crashed out of the FA Vase in midweek after a 3-1 replay defeat to Coggeshall Town, following a draw on Saturday, but the manager claimed it was nothing to worry about.
“We’re still in good form regardless of the cup loss,” Eaton said.
“I’m obviously disappointed with the result, but I was pleased with the boys in the game and their efforts.”
The two sides drew 2-2 on Saturday at Oakside and had to take the game to a replay at West Street.
“It was a lot closer than the scoreline suggests, as it was 2-1 until late and we were pushing for a goal and then they ended up getting a fairly weak penalty, although I do think it was one,” said Eaton.
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