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Redbridge look to build on FA Vase success as they face Stanway in new-look trophy

PUBLISHED: 14:00 09 November 2018

Redbridge manager Ricky Eaton during Redbridge vs Saffron Walden Town, Essex Senior League Football at Oakside Stadium on 4th August 2018

Redbridge manager Ricky Eaton during Redbridge vs Saffron Walden Town, Essex Senior League Football at Oakside Stadium on 4th August 2018

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Redbridge will be keen to continue their cup successes as they take on Stanway Rovers in the newly-formed Peter Butcher Memorial Trophy this weekend.

The Motormen will make the trip to The Hawthorns on Saturday as they look to progress into the second round of the competition on the back of their recent FA Vase success – despite crashing out of the Essex Senior Cup in mid-week.

The Trophy has been started this season following the death earlier this year of Butcher, who was the secretary of Hornchurch, a former reporter and sports editor of the Romford Recorder, and well known throughout non-league football circles.

Butcher was 67 years old and had served both the Isthmian and Essex Senior Leagues in recent years. And to mark his efforts for the local non-league scene, the league decided to create the new competition.

Motormen suffered a 3-1 defeat to Essex Senior League rivals Saffron Walden Town to crash out of the Essex Senior Cup in the third round at the Oakside on Tuesday evening.

A brace from Daniel Trendall and a solo effort from Lewis Francis sealed the Bloods progress into the fourth round – despite a consolation goal for the hosts as Samuel Phillips got on the score sheet.

The Motormen did however find out that they will be at home against Combined Counties League Premier Division side Chertsey Town in the third round of the FA Vase.

Ricky Eaton’s men will welcome the Curfews to the Oakside Stadium on Saturday, December 1 as both sides bid to progress into the fourth round of the cup competition.

Redbridge will also be keen to continue their run and keep bringing more finances into the club, with £1,125 up for grabs to the winners.

They landed themselves a spot in the hat with a 1-0 win against Peterborough Northern Star on Saturday.

A 31st-minute goal from Ashley Blackburn sealed the win in the second round clash with the United Counties League Premier Division side at Oakside.

Motormen bagged £900 in prize money for that win and they are set to return to Essex Senior League action on Wednesday when they travel to Wadham Lodge to face fellow strugglers Leyton Athletic.

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