Redbridge seek revenge against Stanway Rovers after Trophy exit

Redbridge manager Ricky Eaton during Redbridge vs Saffron Walden Town, Essex Senior League Football at Oakside Stadium on 4th...

Redbridge manager Ricky Eaton during Redbridge vs Saffron Walden Town, Essex Senior League Football at Oakside Stadium on 4th August 2018 - Credit: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

Redbridge will be eager to get one back over Stanway Rovers this weekend after crashing out of the Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy to them in the quarter-finals, writes Jacob Ranson.

The Motormen will once again travel away to the Hawthorns on Saturday to face the new-look Rovers, but this time in the Essex Senior League.

Ricky Eaton’s men were due to play at Leyton Athletic last night (Wednesday) where they will have been hoping to kickstart their league campaign after a miserable run with a win.

But now they will turn their attentions to coming up against the Rovers, who recently changed their management team with former Aveley boss Terry Spillane taking over the reins.

Since his arrival Stanway have drawn 1-1 with Woodford Town and progressed into the next round of the Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy with their 3-1 victory against Redbridge.

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Motormen boss Eaton saw his side take the lead in the match thanks to a goal from Jack Stevenson in the 62nd minute.

But that goal meant all but nothing as Marley Okosi netted twice in the 75th and 81st minute to put Rovers in front.

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Jet Hogan then scored a third for his side to seal the win in the 84th minute.

They will now come up against St Margaretsbury in the semi-final of the Trophy.

The Motormen will return home to the Oakside Stadium for a local derby against rivals Barkingside on Tuesday evening.

Both sides will be eager to nab the points to help climb up the table, while also earning the borough bragging rights.

Side have also recently changed management, with Michael Walther leaving the Cricklefield club to join Bostik North outfit Basildon United.

Romford director of football Alex Goldstone has taken over the reins on an interim basis until the end of the season.

Goldstone is tasked with lifting Side from the foot of the table with a young squad, although he has brought a number of Romford players in on loan to give them some first-team football.

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