Redbridge boss Ross rues Smith own goal in Cheshunt defeat

PUBLISHED: 12:28 15 October 2013 | UPDATED: 12:28 15 October 2013

Redbridge managers Dave Ross (right) and Ricky Eaton (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Redbridge managers Dave Ross (right) and Ricky Eaton (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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A bizarre own goal by Daniel Smith consigned Redbridge to a bitterly disappointing defeat 3-2 to Cheshunt at the weekend after the Motormen had cancelled out a two-goal deficit.

Eljay Worrell and Daniel Charge levelled the scores but Smith’s own goal from 25 yards out proved costly for Dave Ross and Ricky Eaton’s team.

Joint-manager Ross said: “The own goal was frustrating. Smudger caught it too well when passing back to our keeper and it fired into the top corner.

“It would have been goal of the season had it been at the other end. We still had some good chances after that goal as well so it is definitely three points dropped in my mind.”

Ross believed his team shouldn’t have found themselves two goals down anyway as they were both poor efforts to concede.

He also revealed that a change of formation was behind their revival but conceded the defeat was hugely disappointing.

“It’s very disappointing, especially the winning goal we conceded,” added Ross.

“We should never have been two goals down in the first place, two disappointing goals to concede.

“We changed formation when we found ourselves two goals down. We changed it to a 3-5-2. Then when we pull it back and we think we are going to win it.”

Redbridge haven’t been getting the rub of the green lately, with the weekend own goal compounding that.

And Ross is hoping the old adage of ‘swings and roundabouts’ comes true soon.

He said: “At the moment we are not having much luck but that is the way it is sometimes.

“They say it swings and roundabouts and of course you can’t rely on luck but it does help doesn’t it.”

Redbridge will hope luck is on their side tonight as they face Cockfosters in the London Senior Cup.

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