Redbridge boss Eaton relieved to pick up first home league victory
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Redbridge manager Ricky Eaton feels relieved to have finally picked up his home victory in the Essex Senior League this season.
The Motormen sealed a 3-0 victory over local rivals Barkingside thanks to a brace from Michael Ogboin and a solo effort from Larry Asare at the Oakside Stadium.
“I’m more relieved than anything, it’s been a long time coming, we’ve played well in a lot of home games but haven’t been able to get the end product right in the final third and we’ve been giving away soft goals all season.
“It was good to get three points on the board, three goals and a clean sheet.”
He is now pleased to see his side get on a little run after a slow start to the season with a new-look squad.
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Although he did feel Alex Goldstone’s Barkingside created plenty of chances in the match as well.
“In the last three games we’ve picked up seven points so we’re unbeaten in three which is something we’ve been trying to do for a long time but the goals we’ve been conceding if you’ve watched us this season have been atrocious.
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“We’ve started to take that out of our game now and we’ve become a lot harder to beat.
“We were a little bit fortune as the game was quite even at times and they had some good chances to score, but we managed to put the ball in the back of the net and they never.”
Remi Nelson returned to the club from Bostik North outfit Basildon United and featured in the match.
He left the Motormen to join the Bees in the summer but has now returned and Eaton is delighted to have him back at his disposal.
“Of course, we lost him in disappointing circumstances at the end of last season to Basildon.
“He’s back now and it’s good to have him on board, and hopefully he’s here to stay.”
Eaton also admitted it’s been a tough start to the season for striker Ogboin but he is pleased to now see him firing.
“Michael has been a little bit hit and miss in terms of his attendance, not his game play, yes he may be a bit inconsistent but that’s because he has not been about, he’s had a lot of holidays, work commitments and a little injury.
“He’s had two starts and got three goals in the last two games, so I’m really pleased and proud of him.”