Ross praises Redbridge team after thriller
PUBLISHED: 11:30 28 October 2015
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Motormen boss hails side for learning from previous meeting with Maldon
Redbridge joint-manager Dave Ross praised the intelligence of his players after they edged a five-goal thriller with Maldon & Tiptree last night (Tuesday) to move out of the bottom three in the Ryman North.
Joe Gent put them ahead in the 34th minute, but the Jammers turned the game on its held by equalising just before the break through Femi Akinwande and taking the lead five minutes into the second period when Darren Mills found the net.
A penalty from Jay Knight on the hour mark levelled the scores again before he struck his second three minutes later and that was how it finished at Oakside.
Ross felt his players learned from their previous meeting with Maldon on August 11 – which ended 3-3.
He said: “Maldon are a decent team, but they need a nice surface to produce the football they want to play and the boys realised that and were closing them down well.
“We really learned from the first match against them and knew how they were going to play and took that into last night.
“I think we definitely deserved the win. There was plenty of shouting saying ‘ref that’s it’ towards the end.
“He added four more minutes on I think and it felt like an extra 40, but it was a really good team performance and everyone worked so hard.”
The victory against Maldon made it two from two for Redbridge after they defeated Soham Town Rangers on Saturday 3-1.
Harry Prince played the full 90 last night and started at the weekend as well after signing recently from Harlow Town.
Ross has been impressed with the attack, who began his career at Dagenham & Redbridge, adding: “Harry is a good new signing for us.
“He is one of a couple we have brought in. He was in and around the Harlow side, getting on the bench, but they are very strong on the wings.
“They have with Junior Dadson and Joe Benjamin there so he has come to us to get some games and done very well.
“It is still early days despite these wins and we just need time together because we are a new team and it doesn’t happen overnight.”
Although Redbridge are only two points off the bottom three, things are looking a lot more positive at Oakside again and it appears the Motormen have turner the corner.
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