Redbridge boss Ross wants to keep winning feeling
PUBLISHED: 16:00 26 October 2015
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Motormen are hoping to build on Saturday’s win over Soham Town Rangers when they entertain Maldon & Tiptree tomorrow
Redbridge joint-manager Dave Ross has warned his side that there is still work to be done, despite a 3-1 win in the Ryman North over Soham Town Rangers at Oakside on Saturday.
The victory brings to an end a run of 13 consecutive league defeats for Motormen and those inside the camp believe that the team will be buoyed by the result.
“Obviously it feels great and it’s a good confidence builder. We thoroughly deserved the win and it’s nice to end this dreadful run we’ve been on,” said Ross.
Redbridge went into half time unable to break the deadlock but goals from Jay Knight and Billy Drake midway through the second period put the team on course for an elusive win.
Ross confesses that nerves began to intensify when a Soham strike made it 2-1 but Motormen sealed the three points with Jay Knight’s second of the day.
He said: “We took the lead and then went on to make it 2-0 and we felt comfortable.
“But then we gave away a goal and the boys were dreading not winning the match because we came under pressure. Soham gave us a good game.”
The win moves Redbridge up to 22nd in the table but the manager recognises that one positive performance will not secure safety for his men this season.
He added: “We’ve played some decent teams recently but we battled harder and closed down much quicker.
“But it’s only three points at the end of the day and we’re still in trouble. It’s helpful that no other team around us won at the weekend.”
Redbridge will be hoping for back-to-back victories when they host Maldon & Tiptree tomorrow (Tuesday).
Although Ross expects a tough encounter, having been impressed by the Jammers earlier this season.
“We drew 3-3 at their place and stole a point really. They get the ball down well playing pass and move,” said the Motormen manager.
“I’m amazed they’re not further up the table. But they won’t be able to play the same style on the Redbridge pitch.
“And it’s up to us to stop them playing. We’ll welcome them here and try to take the game to them.”
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