Redbridge rally past Ramblers

PUBLISHED: 09:48 07 December 2014 | UPDATED: 09:48 07 December 2014

Redbridge striker Jacob Cleaver saw a deflected shot hit the crossbar at Brentwood (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Redbridge striker Jacob Cleaver saw a deflected shot hit the crossbar at Brentwood (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Ryman North: Burnham 3 Redbridge 4

Jacob Cleaver made a goalscoring return as Motormen produced another remarkable comeback to take three vital points at Leslie Field.

Redbridge had rallied from 3-0 down to beat Cheshunt 5-3 last month and three goals in the last 10 minutes helped them turn their clash with basement boys Burnham on its head for another memorable victory.

Cleaver, whose goals had proved vital to ensuring their Ryman League survival in 2012/13, struck only four minutes into his return to give the visitors a flying start.

But Ramblers were back on terms midway through the first half when Kye Jude beat Mark Parker and Motormen were reduced to 10 men four minutes before half time when Leon Smith was shown a red card.

Burnham took the lead on the hour through Isaac Aubynn and went 3-1 up soon after as Emmanuel Johnson found the net.

But Redbridge sent Chinedu McKenzie and Vinny Murphy on for Luke Edger and Ryan Carolin, respectively, and Cleaver’s second goal of the game gave them hope on 80 minutes.

Mark Nougher levelled from the penalty spot three minutes later, as Marc Gorbell was given his marching orders for the hosts.

And Motormen claimed the points two minutes from time when substitute Murphy beat Matt Belcher.

Redbridge; Parker, Smith, Winn, L Thomas, Parish, Nougher, Gent, Edger (McKenzie 66), Cleaver, Carolin (Murphy 76), Santo. Unused subs: Scott, Wallace.

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