Ross not blue after Bank Holiday woe

PUBLISHED: 14:25 02 September 2015

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

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

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Redbridge joint-boss happy with performances despite results

Redbridge joint-manager Dave Ross says there are positives to take from the team’s two defeats over the Bank Holiday weekend.

The Motormen were knocked out of the FA Cup in cruel fashion on Saturday, going down to a stoppage-time winner in a 2-1 defeat against Heybridge Swifts.

And there was more disappointment to follow two days later when the Oakside Stadium outfit lost 4-0 away to Harlow Town.

The results extended Redbridge’s losing streak to five matches in all competitions but Ross believes there are elements the team can build on from both matches.

“I wasn’t disappointed with our two displays. I thought we did OK against Heybridge and well against Harlow,” said Ross.

“There weren’t too many decisions that went our way against Heybridge. They scored from a corner which should have been a foul but it was gutting to lose so late.

“Then against Harlow, we were massive underdogs and while they were deserved winners, I think the scoreline flattered them.”

Against Heybridge, Redbridge scored an equaliser four minutes from time and looked to have ensured the tie would go to a replay.

But with time running out, Swifts grabbed a later winner much to the Motormen’s despair.

Losing so late would hurt any side but Ross was quick to dispel any belief that the result affected the team’s chances of success against Harlow.

He added: “There wasn’t a hangover but of course if we had won, the boys would have been buzzing for the game against Harlow.

“But in football you get in to habits quickly. At the minute, we’re in a losing one and we need to get out of it quickly.”

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