Redbridge drop to bottom of the table

PUBLISHED: 09:45 14 October 2015

Redbridge joint managers Dave Ross and Ricky Eaton (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Redbridge joint managers Dave Ross and Ricky Eaton (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Ryman North: Redbridge 1 Tilbury 5

Redbridge suffered a heavy home defeat to Tilbury in the Ryman North last night (Tuesday) which resulted in them dropping to the bottom of the table.

Dave Ross and Ricky Eaton’s men must be sick of the sight of the Dockers after playing them two weeks ago on September 29.

Tilbury ran out 4-1 winners at Chadfields that evening, but went one better yesterday and scored five times at Oakside.

The Motormen made the worst possible start and conceded after just three minutes as Emiel Aiken beat Mark Parker in the Redbridge goal.

Former Hornchurch youngster Tony Martin doubled the Dockers advantage in the 13th minute and the hosts seemed set for a long night.

In the 28th minute Neil Richmond made it 3-0 to Tilbury with Ross and Eaton preparing themselves for another defeat.

Redbridge managed to hold out until half time and made a double change in the 54th minute to try and spark a turnaround.

Billy Drake and Rigers Kabashi come on to replace Daniel Jones and Oliver Smith, but it failed to change the momentum of the match.

Martin scored his second of the night five minutes later to make it 4-0 with less than an hour played at Oakside.

With 15 minutes remaining Joe Nightingill made it 5-0 and Stephen Good was introduced afterwards for the Motormen.

They did finish on a positive as Jay Knight continued his good form and scored with a minute remaining – his third goal in the last five games.

But it wasn’t enough to prevent them falling to the bottom of the table after previous basement boys Waltham Abbey drew 1-1 with Romford.

Redbridge now travel to Boro this weekend needing to improve on their -41 goal difference and looking to move away from the relegation places.

Redbridge: Parker, Cornelius, Alexandrou, Ogunleye, Parish, Sackey (Good 78), Gent, Smith (Kabashi 54), Jones (Drake 54), Knight, Coxi Sebastfao.

Unused substitutes: Ogboin, Amadi.

Attendance: 67.

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