Redbridge face tough test against in-form Burnham Ramblers

PUBLISHED: 11:00 17 October 2017 | UPDATED: 11:00 17 October 2017

Ricky Eaton of Redbridge (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Ricky Eaton of Redbridge (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Redbridge will be hoping to make it nine league wins in a row as they travel away to face Essex Senior League strugglers Burnham Ramblers this evening.

The Motormen will travel to ‎Leslie Fields (7.45pm kick-off) to face the 16th place outfit who have turned to turn their season around.

Ramblers have won their last two matches against Waltham Forest and Sporting Bengal and manager Ricky Eaton admits they now pose an unknown threat.

“It’s quite a hard one to judge as they’ve been struggling all season, but then in their last two matches they’ve scored two goals,” he said.

“We’ve had reports on them, but we know they’ve started to find their feet and are beating good teams.

“One thing we know is they’ll try get in behind us and we also know we have to go there with the right mind set.”

Eaton’s men go into the clash on the back of a 3-2 victory against Sporting Bengal who was recently beat by the Ramblers 4-1.

“Even the Bengal players said watch out for Burnham they’re way better than people think,” Eaton revealed.

Redbridge will go into the match without Calvin Poku, Joshua Hutchinson and new signing and former West Ham United scholar Thomas Gogo.

“Calvin is missing, Josh is also missing and Thomas is unavailable and that’s a shame as he seems a real good prospect.”

Eaton admits he was pleased with his side’s eighth straight league victory on Saturday.

“We’re really pleased,” he said.

“Bengal posed a big threat to us and we knew that going into the game.

“It was a bit of a strange one as we were on top of the game and managed to get one up, but then we had a little phase of six to seven minutes where anything we done they got rewarded for it.

“That’s when they scored there two goals in that spell.”

The joint-manager was also pleased with how his side dug deep after going in 2-1 down at half-time.

“At half-time I was not concerned or worried I just said that the next goal is important and will determine the game and that we needed to get it.

“We put in a dominant second-half and we deserved the win in the end.”

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