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Redbridge ready for FA Vase test against Eton Manor and looking forward to Essex Senior League clash with Ilford insists Ricky Eaton

PUBLISHED: 16:00 09 September 2016

Redbridge bosses Dave Ross and Ricky Eaton (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Redbridge bosses Dave Ross and Ricky Eaton (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Motormen are hoping to earn two positive results over the next week after losing 2-1 at Hullbridge Sports on Tuesday

Ricky Eaton doesn’t know too much about Eton Manor, but knows they’ll give Redbridge a tough match in the FA Vase this weekend.

The two Essex Senior League sides go head-to-head in the first qualifying round of the competition.

Both have made standard starts to the season with Manor sitting in ninth position with 10 points to their name.

Motormen are three places below having collected eight points from their opening eight fixtures in the league.

“We are playing an Essex Senior League team, but we’ll be honest we don’t know too much about Eton Manor,” said Eaton.

“Somebody went to watch them for us against Wadham Lodge and they won 4-0, but it is only one game.

“We’re really looking forward to it and know it will be another hard match even if they are a bit of an unknown.

“The prize money at this level is good and it’s really important if you can win a couple of games.”

If Saturday’s cup match doesn’t end level, then Redbridge will host local rivals Ilford on Tuesday.

Another difficult game is expected, although Eaton is well aware of how tough a test the Motormen will face.

He said: “Ilford did well last year and are a strong side who we’ve watched a few times over the past season.

“I know they haven’t played too much in the league so far, but they have some good players and plenty we’re aware of.

“We know it will be a difficult match against them, but they will also find it tough against us.”


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