Redbridge have no answer at Abbey
PUBLISHED: 09:22 01 February 2015 | UPDATED: 09:22 01 February 2015
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Ryman North: Waltham Abbey 4 Redbridge 1
Redbridge conceded four goals for the second time in five days to slip to another disappointing Ryman North defeat.
Beaten 4-2 at home by local rivals Barkingside in midweek, Motormen made the journey to Capershotts to take on Abbey.
And they saw James Peagram net twice in the space of a minute early on to put the home side on top.
The second half was only three minutes old when Jason Hallett netted Abbey’s third, but Redbridge replied on 54 minutes.
Memories of their comeback wins at Cheshunt and Burnham might have sprung to mind for Motormen at that point, but Abbey had the final say as Hallett claimed his second and the home side’s fourth in the final minute.
A fourth defeat in six outings leaves Redbridge in 20th place, six points above the drop zone, but Barkingside have three games in hand.
Motormen switch their attention to the Essex Senior Cup now and face a home quarter-final against Premier Division side Hornchurch at Oakside on Tuesday, with a home tie against holders Concord awaiting the winners in the last four.
Redbridge: Parker, Tatham, Winn, L Thomas, Parish, Nougher (Scott 78), McKenzie (Wallace 46), Murphy, Moses (Abitogun 67), Mustafa, Santo. Unused subs: T Thomas, Damali.
*Barkingside saw their home clash with Thurrock fall victim to a waterlogged pitch at Cricklefield Stadium.
They are due to visit Cheshunt on Tuesday and will look to build on their derby win at Redbridge against a side beaten 5-1 at home by Brightlingsea Regent this weekend.
Landlords Ilford were also left frustrated as their Essex Senior League clash with Newham at Tilbury was also a victim of the wet weather.
Newham were set to host the fixture at Tilbury’s Chadfields ground, with their Terence McMillan Stadium base still unavailable, but the pitch failed an inspection.
The Foxes are scheduled to visit Greenhouse on Wednesday.
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