Redbridge run ends with red cards
PUBLISHED: 09:09 21 December 2014 | UPDATED: 09:09 21 December 2014
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Ryman North: Brightlingsea 4 Redbridge 0; Barkingside 0 Sudbury 3
Redbridge saw their three-match unbeaten run come to an end in disappointing fashion at North Road.
Motormen had come from behind to beat Burnham and Dereham in their previous league outings and Premier Division Canvey on penalties in the Essex Senior Cup.
But there were no such heroics this time as they were put to the sword by in-form Regent, before finishing the match with only nine men.
Luke Edger was booked along with Brightlingsea’s Russell Malton after only seven minutes and the hosts took the lead on 18 minutes when Jordan Heath netted.
Bostry Bansende had his name taken before the interval, when Edger made way for Aaron May.
And Motormen fell 2-0 behind on the hour when Heath claimed his second, before Vinny Murphy was shown a yellow card.
Bansende was given his marching orders on 66 minutes following a second bookable offence, with Redbridge’s Liam Thomas cautioned moments later.
Ben Newson netted twice in three minutes to double Brightlingsea’s lead, in front of a crowd of 284, and Motormen’s miserable day was complete in the final minute when Murphy became their second player to see red.
Redbridge will look to bounce back when they welcome former tenants Barkingside to Oakside on December 27, with the derby kicking off at 1pm.
Redbridge: Parker, Tatham, Winn, L Thomas, T Thomas, Murphy, Gent, Bansende, Cleaver, Edger (May 46), Santo. Unused subs: McKenzie, Abitogun, Moses, Wallace.
*Barkingside were left to rue a poor 11-minute spell as they slipped to defeat against Sudbury at Cricklefield Stadium.
Matt Frew’s men fell behind on the half-hour mark as Corey Davidson broke the deadlock and the same player put the visitors 2-0 up just six minutes later.
Ollie Berquez netted Sudbury’s third goal four minutes before half-time to leave Barkingside with a mountain to climb in the second period.
And they were unable to make any inroads as they fell to a loss ahead of their league cup tie with Grays tomorrow.
*Ilford saw their Essex Senior League clash with Greenhouse fall victim to a waterlogged pitch.
Allan Fenn’s Foxes are due to welcome basement boys Sporting Bengal to Cricklefield on December 27.
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