Ross pleased as Redbridge bounce back

PUBLISHED: 15:00 11 February 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 manager happy with 2-0 win and impact of Gavin Cockman and Kacey Adams

Despite coming into the match off the back of a four-match losing streak, Redbridge joint-manager Dave Ross was always confident his side would defeat Soham Town Rangers in the Ryman North last night.

Gavin Cockman scored his first for the club midway through the first half before Chinedu McKenzie rounded off the scoring at Oakside with a goal six minutes from time.

It was a crucial victory for the Motormen and especially after they had suffered a late loss to Maldon & Tiptree last weekend to put them in the bottom three.

“The boys were confident because we came into it after a decent game against Maldon where we were unlucky to lose,” said Ross.

“We did make changes last night and we went out there and wanted the three points.

“We attacked and it paid off. It was a massive bonus to get the two goals, but also to keep a clean sheet.”

The victory moved the Motormen above local rivals Romford and Barkingside and out of the relegation places.

Ross was impressed with all his team, but also pleased new signing Kacey Adams has continued to settle in well after scoring on Saturday against Maldon alongside Vinny Murphy in the 3-2 defeat.

“Kacey had a good game on Saturday and he is a decent player. He was up front alongside Gavin last night,” said Ross.

“He has good attributes and brings other people into the game. It was nice for him to get a goal on Saturday and get off the mark.

“I think it was Gavin’s first goal for the club and he is a very strong player and certainly fits into our side well.

“But he is not always available. At certain times he is unavailable through work and other commitments, but he had a good game last night. Everyone played to their ability against Soham and some went beyond that so it was good.”

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