Time for Redbridge to deliver
PUBLISHED: 17:00 21 September 2015
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Joint boss Eaton demands change in fortune
Inconsistent Redbridge will hope their run of heavy defeats will come to an end when they host Phoenix Sports at the Oakside Stadium tomorrow night.
Both teams are placed in the bottom half of the Ryman North division, so a win is vital for the home side who play leaders Cray Wanderers next week.
Redbridge co-manager Ricky Eaton admitted he has been surprised with Phoenix Sports’ start to the season so far.
He said: “They have been the surprise team of the league so far this season. I thought they would struggle at first because they are new to the league, but they have performed very well.
“I watched them play Tilbury and even though they lost the game I thought they played well.
“Once Tilbury started to pile the pressure on them they started to fold a little bit.”
Redbridge suffered their sixth defeat of the season at Thamesmead Town at the weekend, going down 5-2.
But Eaton felt there were plenty of positives to take from of the defeat, adding: “There were plenty of positives to take out of the game. In the second half I felt we attacked very well and put them under some pressure.
“But we conceded some cheap goals which cost us in the end.”
The game ended on a sour note for Redbridge, as Riges Kabashi and Vinny Murphy were both sent off in the 90th minute.
Eaton had no complaints about the red cards, saying: “We don’t accept that sort of behaviour and the red cards were correct.”
If other results go there way a win tomorrow could push Redbridge up to at least 16h place in the table, which will slowly move them away from the chasing pack at the bottom.
“We have been very inconsistent so far this season and we know we need to change that,” said Eaton.
“We have beaten teams that are around us in the table so the game tomorrow is very important.
“If we can attack them and play like we know we can, then we are confident of getting something out of the game.”
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