Tuttle treble downs Redbridge
PUBLISHED: 10:44 13 March 2016 | UPDATED: 10:44 13 March 2016
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Ryman North: Dereham Town 5 Redbridge 0
Redbridge fell to their eighth successive defeat in Ryman North and are now 12 points adrift of safety, with only seven matches remaining in their league season.
Luke Tuttle’s treble led Dereham to a comfortable win over struggling Motormen at a sticky Aldiss Park in Norfolk.
Tuttle headed an early chance wide, but made no mistake on 12 minutes to nod in from Frazer Blake-Tracy’s cross.
Motormen were kept on the back foot and saw Vadin Costandachi fire over for the Magpies, before Tuttle teed up Craig Bussens to make it 2-0 on 25 minutes.
A third goal arrived just a minute later when another Tuttle pass found captain Sam Borrer, who chested the ball down and beat Calum Chafer with a low shot.
And it was 4-0 on 37 minutes when Tuttle’s ball in from the left drifted over Chafer and into the net.
Redbridge’s Rigers Kabashi forced Will Viner to push his 20-yard shot over the top before the break, but the match was already over as a contest.
Motormen made a double change at half time, sending Jayden Hocking-Rising and Berkcan Belindir on for John Burgess and James Dobson respectively.
But Dereham went close to a fifth on 55 minutes when Tuttle played Rhys Logan through, but he fired wide of the advancing Chafer and the target.
Ryan Crisp wasted another good chance for the hosts, while Carlos Espirito-Santo and Reside Coxi Sebastfao had chances of a consolation at the other end.
The scoring was completed 18 minutes from time when Crisp saw a well-struck shot saved by Chafer, with Tuttle knocking in the loose ball to complete his hat-trick.
Redbridge are due to host Tilbury in their Essex Senior Cup quarter-final tie on Tuesday, with Heybridge awaiting the winners in the last four.
Redbridge: Chafer, Sackey, Dobson (Belindir 46), Burgess (Hocking-Rising 46), Good, Jaffa, Gent, Kabashi, Espirito Santo (Cornelius 83), Portway, Coxi Sebastfao. Unused sub: Eaton.