Ross: We’re not good enough defensively

PUBLISHED: 15:30 23 September 2015

Redbridge joint managers Dave Ross (left) and Ricky Eaton (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Redbridge joint managers Dave Ross (left) and Ricky Eaton (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Redbridge boss disappointed as losing streak continues

Redbridge joint-manager Dave Ross has called on his team to tighten up at the back after they slumped to a ninth-straight defeat in all competitions.

Three second half goals from Ryman North new boys Phoenix Sports were enough for the visitors to leave Oakside Stadium with three points as the Motormen failed to get on the scoresheet for the sixth time in their last nine matches.

While Ross acknowledged his team’s current frailties at the back, he did admit the south Londoners were worthy of their triumph.

“Phoenix deserved their win but I don’t think they deserved to win 3-0. They were the better side though,” said Ross.

“It’s not an excuse but we had players missing for the match which didn’t help us put in the performance we would have liked.

“We’re on a bad run at the minute and we need to get out of it as quickly as possible. What disappoints me most is the number of goals we have been conceding recently.”

Things were looking good for Redbridge against the Southern Counties East champions with the scores level at the break.

Redbridge even had a chance to take the lead early in the second half, and Ross believes the failure to take that opportunity proved to be a turning point in the match.

He added: “At half time, we were still well in the game and there was no reason why we could not get something from the game after an even first half

“Then early on, Lewis Francis misses a chance and they go down the other end and score.”

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