Redbridge suffer first league defeat

Micky Wetherall, manager of Redbridge. Picture: George Phillipou/TGS Photo

Micky Wetherall, manager of Redbridge. Picture: George Phillipou/TGS Photo - Credit: George Phillipou/TGS Photo

Essex Senior League: Redbridge 2 Takeley 3

Redbridge suffered their first league defeat of the season as they fell 3-2 to league leaders Takeley.

Motormen substitute Taylor Tombides nabbed a brace but it wasn't enough to cancel out a brace from Bryn Thorpe, and a goal from Reece Barrett at the Oakside Stadium.

Thorpe opened the scoring in the 18th minute and then doubled the lead 20 minutes later to help his side take a 2-0 lead into the half-time break.

Seven minutes into the second-half Tombides found the back of the net to reduce the deficit.

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The visitors Reece Barrett then dispatched his effort from the penalty spot in the 65th minute to make it 3-1 and almost put the game out of sight.

Attacker Tombides kept the fight alive and nabbed his second with four minutes left but it was too little too late.

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Redbridge: Gislette, Abiola, Osei, Burgess, Latimer, Hall, Gilchrist, Brown, Barlow, Harvey, Stanley.

Subs: Tombides, Dickens, Hall, Martin, Oxby.

Takeley: Gill, Miles, Humphrey, Barrett, Powell, Castle, Barrett, Todd, Das, O'Hanlon, Thorpe.

Subs: La Rhonde, Bosanya, Hurley, Florence, Yates.

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