Essex Senior League: Ricky Eaton backs Redbridge to keep entertaining ahead of London Bari trip

13:00 01 December 2016

Ricky Eaton, joint manager of Redbridge (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Ricky Eaton, joint manager of Redbridge (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Both clubs have scored plenty of goals this season, which suggests Saturday’s fixture could be a thriller

Redbridge joint-manager Ricky Eaton certainly doesn’t expect their Essex Senior League clash with London Bari to be a boring 0-0 draw on Saturday.

Motormen conceded a late, late goal to lose 4-3 to local rivals Clapton at Oakside last weekend in front of a crowd of 142.

Dave Ross and Eaton’s team haven’t been involved in a goalless draw since August 27 and more entertainment and drama can be expected at the Old Spotted Dog on Saturday.

“London Bari will be an interesting one. We are scoring a lot right now and conceding plenty and they are the same,” said Eaton.

“I know they have drawn their last three league games 2-2 so don’t be surprised if we see another 4-3 on Saturday!

“Whatever happens I’m pretty sure it won’t finish goalless with the way both teams are going right now.”

Jacob Dingli and Lee Weemes were on target for Redbridge last weekend, with the visitors also scoring an own-goal, though Eaton’s side failed to get any reward.

After the short trip to the Old Spotted Dog this weekend, the Motormen will then entertain local rivals Barkingside in the first round of the League Cup on Tuesday.

“There is a big gap between us and Barking at the top. We’ve played five games more than them and they are 15 points better off,” added Eaton.

“It would take an absolute miracle to catch them, but we will keep plodding along and are looking at the cup competitions now.

“You saw last season with Basildon United how they made sure the campaign was a memorable one by winning silverware after finishing as runners-up.

“The cups are important to us so we are hoping to get past Barkingside next week and go as far as we can in the competition.”

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