Ross: We didn’t take our chances

PUBLISHED: 11:30 30 March 2016

Redbridge joint-manager Dave Ross looks on (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo).

Redbridge joint-manager Dave Ross looks on (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo).

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Motormen boss frustrated with Haringey defeat and Charlie Portway’s move to Bowers

Redbridge joint-manager Dave Ross admitted they failed to take their chances against Haringey Borough in the Ryman North on Saturday.

The Motormen fell to a 2-0 defeat after Dan Aristidou opened the scoring on 15 minutes before Ross Dedman sealed the win 21 minutes from time.

It was a frustrating afternoon for the Oakside outfit and their cause wasn’t helped a day before the match.

Charlie Portway, who has scored nine goals, signed dual registration forms with Essex Senior League outfit Bowers & Pitsea.

Ross said: “It was difficult and we lost Charlie Portway because he has gone to Bowers, we only found out about that late Friday so that didn’t help.

“He has signed dual registration forms, but he has basically left us because Bowers will always be playing when we are playing.

“We didn’t create many chances at Haringey anyway, but neither did they to be honest – the difference was they took theirs.”

Aristidou’s opener was a poor goal for Redbridge to concede according to their manager.

He was frustrated to see that effort find the back of the net and admitted it has been a familiar story.

“We were disappointed on Saturday, we didn’t performance as we could of and we were a lot better against Heybridge Swifts,” added Ross.

“The first goal was a bit of a fluke. Niklas Fruend, our goalkeeper, has come out and miskicked his clearance. It has come to their lad about 30 or 40-yards-out and the wind has taken it in.

“That put us on the back foot and made it difficult for us to get back into the match, but we have given away so many sloppy goals this year and that was another.”

Redbridge hoped to have the chance to bounce back on Monday when they were set to entertain Cheshunt, but Storm Katie had other ideas and the Oakside pitch, like many across the country, wasn’t playable.

“Obviously the weather over the weekend was atrocious and there was never a chance it would go ahead really. We called a pitch inspection and it had to be called off,” admitted Ross.

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