Ross believes Cray scoreline was fair

PUBLISHED: 15:30 28 September 2015

Redbridge joint managers Dave Ross (left) and Ricky Eaton (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Redbridge joint managers Dave Ross (left) and Ricky Eaton (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Redbridge boss expects improvements with easier run ahead

Redbridge joint-manager Dave Ross hopes to see his team’s form picks up after Cray Wanderers sent the Motormen crashing to their 10th straight defeat in all competitions.

The Oakside Stadium outfit were resolute in defence during the first half but conceded the opener with just five minutes to go before the break.

From then on, it was one-way traffic with the Wands scoring another four before the referee signalled the full time whistle and Ross admits the scoreline showed the gulf in class between the teams.

“It was a fair reflection of where the two teams are in the league,” said Ross. “Cray have fantastic backing and good players and I’d be surprised if they don’t win the title come the end of the season.

“I thought we did well to hang on for 40 minutes without conceding but they scored one goal and that seemed to open the floodgates.

“I always knew we were going to have a tough run at the start of the season but now we have a slightly easier run of matches against teams closer to us.”

While much of the focus in recent weeks has been on Redbridge’s leaky defence, their attacking prowess has also been far from brilliant.

The Motormen have scored just three goals in their last seven league fixtures and Ross admits changes will be made until the team start winning matches again.

“We haven’t been good enough and we’re still looking for anything that is about that could help us improve,” added Ross.

“We have a lot of new faces in the team to play Cray and there’ll be a few more changes for the game against Tilbury. We’ll keep on doing it until we get it right.”

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