Ross hopes for Redbridge boost

PUBLISHED: 12:00 04 March 2015

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

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

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Motormen beat Romford in relegation clash

Redbridge manager Dave Ross hopes his side’s 2-1 victory over fellow strugglers Romford can give the Motormen the confidence they need to beat the drop.

The Oakside Stadium hosted the relegation six-pointer, which the home side won thanks to goals from Aaron Scott and Mark Nougher.

Redbridge’s gap over Boro, who occupy the final relegation place, has increased to six points and Ross is hopeful the gap will remain until the end of the season.

“We would hope that the win will give is confidence. We hope that we can stay six points clear of Romford,” said Ross.

“But all we can do is take it one game at a time. I’m sure this will give us a morale boost, if nothing else.”

The two sides went into the match seperated by just one league position and three points near the foot of the table.

Ross is aware is away how imperative victory was in this crucial match and says he emphasised the importance of the game to his players.

“We emphasised it (the game’s importance) to the squad and they responsded. For both us and Romford, it was a big game,” he added.

“It was an entertaining game I thought, end-to-end action. I’m not saying we didn’t deserve three points, I think we did, but if it was a draw I don’t think we could’ve complained.

“The boys dug deep and I think they got their just desserts for a change.”

In the crunch match with Boro, Redbridge conceded a goal on the stroke of halftime to go in behind.

Ross admits his players came into the dressing room deflated but he and joint-manager Ricky Eaton were able to inspire them to a better second half.

“They came in (at the break) disappointed. We told them they were unlucky to go in a goal down. We could have easily gone in a goal up.

“The game was only halfway finished. Ricky and I both had the belief we could pull it back.

“We told the players they needed a goal within the first 10 minutes and they got one (Scott levelled in the 49th minute).

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