Redbridge ready for another Cup run

PUBLISHED: 09:00 30 August 2013

Redbridge managers Dave Ross (right) and Ricky Eaton (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Redbridge managers Dave Ross (right) and Ricky Eaton (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Eaton plotting to beat Burnham

Redbridge have a tradition of doing well in the FA Cup and joint manager Ricky Eaton hopes they’ll start another profitable one against Ryman One North league rivals Burnham Ramblers tomorrow (Saturday).

The Oakside outfit reached the second round of the FA Cup back in 2011 under Terry Spillane where they were knocked out 5-0 at then League Two side Crawley Town.

And they also had another run to the first round, then under the guise of Ford United, when they took League One outfit Port Vale to a replay at Oakside, before losing 2-1.

And with tradition showing the Motormen fare well in the competition, Redbridge boss Eaton is eyeing up another good run, assuming they can get past newly-promoted Burnham at Oakside this weekend.

“It’s the FA Cup on Saturday so we’ll start all over again and hope to carry on where we left off,” said Eaton after the 4-1 Ryman One North win over Barkingside.

“The prizemoney is obviously there and a good cup run is always good for the lads. It’s a competition every player enjoys and rightly so.

“The club has enjoyed some good runs in the competition before and hopefully we can do the same again this year.”

One player who certainly knows the club and their FA Cup runs is Ben Bradbury, who has rejoined from Maldon.

Bradbury scored the winner in their 2-1 extra time win over Oxford City to set up the Crawley tie two years ago and Eaton for one believes he adds a lot of quality to their side.

“Ben is an experienced lad at this level for one so young,” he added. “He enjoyed a good Cup run with the club before and he’s looked lively since rejoining us. Hopefully he can make a difference on Saturday.”

Eaton will be looking for more of the same from two-goal hero on Monday, Geoff Mitchell, and added: “He has been promising to do this for a few games now, it was only a matter of time. He’s gradually getting himself back into good nick and he took his two goals well.”

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