Redbridge on brink of relegation

PUBLISHED: 10:00 27 March 2016

Redbridge manager Dave Ross (pic: George Phillipou/TGSPHOTO)

Redbridge manager Dave Ross (pic: George Phillipou/TGSPHOTO)

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Ryman North: Haringey Boro 2 Redbridge 0

Redbridge were left on the brink of relegation from Ryman North after losing in north London.

Their 31st defeat in 41 outings leaves Motormen four points adrift at the bottom and 12 behind Wroxham and safety.

But the Yachtsmen still have a game in hand and a failure to beat Cheshunt at Oakside on Bank Holiday Monday could see Redbridge relegated with four games to spare.

They travelled to Coles Park on the back of a 2-0 defeat at Heybridge in the Essex Senior Cup semi-finals in midweek, having beaten Swifts in the league last weekend thanks to a single Charlie Portway goal at Oakside.

But they fell behind on the quarter-hour mark as Dan Aristidou opened the scoring for Borough.

And Ross Dedman doubled the home side’s advantage midway through the second half to secure the points.

Redbridge also have a goal difference of minus 89, having conceded a whopping 133 times this season, so they would need to claim enough points in their final five matches to overhaul their fellow strugglers for survival.

But the greatest of escapes looks unlikely as after hosting sixth-placed Cheshunt on Monday, they entertain second-placed Thurrock on April 2, visit neighbours Barkingside a week later, then welcome Bury Town (April 16) and end their campaign at Waltham Abbey.

Even if they defy the odds and win all five of those matches, Motormen would still need othe results to go in their favour to avoid the drop into the Essex Senior League.

Redbridge: Freund, Sackey, Jaffa, Parish, Burgess, Kabashi, Gent, Smith, Coxi Sebastfao, Knight, Adelekan. Subs: Belindir, Holland, Hocking-Rising, Good, Cornelius.

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