Redbridge look for FA Cup glory

PUBLISHED: 13:26 14 October 2011

Terry Spillane

Terry Spillane


Redbridge host Dunstable Town for place in fourth qualifying round.

Redbridge face their biggest FA Cup game since 2003-04 season and could face a plum tie against a Blue Square Bet Premier side in the next round if victorious.

The Motormen reached the first round of the competition eight years ago when they lost out to League Two side Port Vale.

Now Terry Spillane’s side face Dunstable Town at their Oakside home on Saturday in the third qualifying round.

“We are going into the game quietly confident, but we have to respect the opposition,” said Spillane.

“They are no Mickey Mouse side and have started their league campaign well, winning 7-0 last weekend.

“I have been in their position on a number of occasions while managing Stansted and they will be expecting to come here and make a name for themselves.”

Redbridge go into the vital FA Cup clash on the back of a 2-0 home defeat against Potters Bar Town in the Ryman One North on Tuesday night.

“I made a few changes, bearing in mind Saturday’s crucial game and a few players were playing out of position.

“We had plenty of chances, but lacked the killer instinct in front of goal.

“I would be very disappointed if I found out that the players had Saturday in the back of their mind, but I am not ruling that out.”

But on Saturday, they overcame neighbours Ilford in the FA Trophy after coming from behind to win 3-2 at Cricklefield.

Ben Bradbury continued his purple patch by scoring the opener for the Motormen after eight minutes but found themselves behind when Steven Opoka levelled from the spot, before Sam Adejokun fired Colin Walton’s side in front.

Back came Redbridge though and Glen Golby headed home Luke Wilson’s free kick to level the game, and summer signing Dan Trenkel scored the winner after 69 minutes.

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