Ross wants Redbridge urgency
PUBLISHED: 17:06 12 August 2013
Joint manager disappointed by opening-day defeat
Joint Redbridge boss Dave Ross wants to see more urgency from his side, following their opening-day defeat at Ryman Division One North rivals Erith & Belvedere on Saturday.
The Motormen could not capitalise on an early lead, given to them when Emiel Aiken’s cross was turned in by Danny Charge after only three minutes.
Marvin Alebiosu and Mo Conteh replied to put newly promoted Erith in the driving seat at the break and, after Redbridge missed a chance to level, Richard Morgan sealed a 3-1 win.
Erith kept Redbridge keeper Dean Driscoll busy, while the visitors hit the post but Ross said: “To be honest we started sharp and played very well in the first 15 minutes.
“We looked like we were going to go on to win it when we were 1-0 up, but then all of a sudden we seemed to stop playing football and it was quite disappointing.
“We need to have more urgency and we’ll be trying to install that into the team as soon as possible.”
Ross had praise for young goal keeper Driscoll though, adding: “Dean played well. He’s not here to sit on the bench and should be fighting for the number one spot.
“But with Dave McCartney picking up a slight injury he got his chance early, did well and will be holding his position for now.”
Redbridge return to action tomorrow when they welcome Aveley to Oakside.
The Millers romped to a 6-1 win over Wroxham in their season opener, with Ross Wall hitting a hat-trick.
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