Redbridge sunk by Thamesmead
PUBLISHED: 09:00 20 September 2015
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Ryman North: Thamesmead 5 Redbridge 2
Redbridge returned from an 11-day break, but were left with that sinking feeling again at Bayliss Avenue.
Motormen had endured a 6-0 defeat at Hornchurch in their last outing, having gone down 5-0 at home to Dereham a few days earlier, and they could not stem the flow of goals in south London as they slumped to an eighth straight defeat in all competitions.
The visitors actually took the lead on 25 minutes when Charlie Parish netted, but the match turned in a five-minute spell before the break as Theo Fairweather Johnson levelled for the hosts and Tyrus Gordon Young put them in front.
Gordon Young made it 3-1 just four minutes into the second half and Aaron Jeffrey added a fourth for Terry Spillane’s Thamesmead on 56 minutes.
But Michael Ogboin hit back with his fifth goal of the season for Redbridge midway through the second half to raise hopes of a comeback.
They were only faint hopes, though, and Motormen finished the game with nine men after two late red cards.
Vinny Murphy was dismissed on 80 minutes, while Rigers Kabashi followed with five minutes remaining as Gordon Young was also given his marching orders for the home side.
Jay Porter’s last-minute effort completed Thamesmead’s nap hand to make it another miserable day for Motormen, who return to Oakside to host Phoenix Sports on Tuesday.
Before that the club’s under-18s host Brentwood in the first qualifying round of the FA Youth Cup on Monday (7pm).
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