Ross: Redbridge threw win away against Cheshunt

PUBLISHED: 17:00 13 April 2016

Redbridge manager Dave Ross (pic: George Phillipou/TGSPHOTO)

Redbridge manager Dave Ross (pic: George Phillipou/TGSPHOTO)

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Joint-boss says Motormen missed chance to beat play-off hopefuls

Joint-manager Dave Ross was unsurprisingly downbeat after Redbridge conceded a stoppage-time equaliser in their 1-1 home draw against Cheshunt in the Ryman North.

Jay Knight put the Motormen in the driving seat at Oakside Stadium, opening the scoring with a goal in the 73rd minute as the hosts looked to be on their way to a second successive win.

But they were pegged back by 10-men Ambers, who had Liam Hope dismissed in the first half, when the league’s top goalscorer Jason Hallett struck in the final minutes of the match.

Redbridge, though, did go close to scoring a winner in what remained, but the referee blew for full time before Jordan Cornelius could shoot despite having only the goalkeeper to beat.

And while Ross admits that decision going against the hosts was frustrating, he was more upset that they failed to kill the game off when they had the chance.

“We threw the win away, we had chances to bury the game, but we didn’t take them,” admitted Ross.

“We should have been in front at half time, and at the end of the game we missed a one-on-one and were let down by the referee at the end when Jordan was through on goal.

“All we’re talking about is three more seconds for Jordan to get the shot away, but the referee blew up.”

The Motormen had been hoping to move to within one point of Barkingside, who they beat on Saturday, as both local clubs look to avoid last place.

And wile Ross was please Redbridge extended their unbeaten run, he knows it could have been better for his team.

“It was a good result and a good week, but it should have been two wins from two rather than one win and a draw.”

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