Redbridge desperate to get back to winning ways after suffering FA Vase heartache
PUBLISHED: 14:00 14 December 2018
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Redbridge will be desperate to bounce back from a torrid week when they host Sporting Bengal United this weekend.
The Motormen will welcome Imrul Gazi’s side to the Oakside Stadium on Saturday as they look to bring an end to their three-game losing run.
They go into the clash on the back of crashing out of the FA Vase in the third round with a heavy 5-0 defeat to Chertsey Town followed by 2-0 loss to West Essex in the Essex Senior League two days later.
A hat-trick from Sam Murphy and goals from Jake Baxter and Dale Binns sealed the Curfews progress into the fourth round of the Vase competition at Oakside Stadium on Saturday.
The Motormen bagged £375 as some form consolation for making it to the third round of the competition, while Chertsey banked £1,125 for winning the tie.
Murphy broke the deadlock in the 22nd minute to put the visitors ahead and he doubled their lead as he found the net again eight minutes before the break to give them a 2-0 lead.
Motormen were left with a mountain to climb nine minutes into the second half, as Murphy completed his hat-trick to make it 3-0.
And Chertsey didn’t ease up and Jake Baxter made it 4-0 in the 61st minute before Binns wrapped up the game with a fifth goal 10 minutes later.
Two days later the bad form continued for Ricky Eaton’s side as goals from West Essex’s Izzy Ogedi-Uzokwe and substitute Michael Mignot sealed the three points for the visitors at the Oakside Stadium.
The result meant Redbridge slipped to 16th in the Essex Senior League, while West Essex moved up to 11th in the table.
Ogedi-Uzokwe opened the scoring in the 19th minute as he slotted home.
They held on to the lead until half-time and then Mignot, who returned to the squad for the match from parent club Barking, came off the bench and netted in the fourth minute of injury time to seal victory.
Motormen only have two fixtures left before the Christmas break with the Bengal match followed by a Friday evening clash with Enfield (December 21).
And they will be hoping to get some positive results as they aim to stay clear of the bottom of the Essex Senior League before heading into the New Year.