They created a number of good chances with the ball drifting across Town’s goal-line with no players quick enough to get on the end of the crosses. Their number 9 Joe Gardner (formerly of Great Wakering Rovers and Brentwood Town) worked really hard and was full of running up front. Redbridge played 4-4-2 but noticeably changed to 4-2-4 when their keeper Joe Wright had the ball kicking it up-field quickly with Nathan Gordon and Ben Bradbury pushing further up on the wings.To use a well worn football cliché this was a game of two halves as Town were much the better side in the second 45 minutes. Midfielder Neil Johnston put in another stand-out performance and scored Town’s second goal after being set-up by a piece of unselfish play by Liam Hope. Jey Siva at left-back also played well defending against a pacey Nathan Gordon and then bringing the ball forward.
They also have within their ranks the Ryman League’s answer to Rory Delap in Billy Sendall who was playing at centre-back yesterday. Sendall’s dangerous long throws were well dealt with by a combination of Mark Kirby, Dave Kendall and Noel Imber. I’m not sure if Sendall was injured as in the second half he stopped taking the throws.
|How close The Motormen got to a goal in the first half??|
Town rounded off the game with a third goal scored via Leon Osei or Liam Hope???? Did Osei ‘s free kick from the right hand side corner go straight in or was it just faintly touched by Liam?? (See the video from 6mins 10secs)Liam has told the cold end he is happy to give it to Leon so he doesn’t end up with more red cards than goals this season.
LINE UPS ENFIELD TOWN REDBRIDGE WHITE SHIRTS RED SHIRTS 4-3-3 4-4-2/4-2-4 NOEL IMBER 1 JOE WRIGHT JORDAN LOCKIE 2 WILLIAM SENDALL JEY SIVA 3 VINCENT DURRANT DAVE KENDALL 4 MATTHEW TURPIN MARK KIRBY 5 JAMIE HAYWOOD RUDI HALL 6 DANIEL HOPKINS ADAM WALLACE 7 BEN BRADBURY NEIL JOHNSTON 8 MICHAEL TONER LIAM HOPE 9 JOE GARDNER JON MOORE 10 RYAN WADE WALID MATATA 11 NATHAN GORDON SUBS CRAIG McKAY CRAIG WOOD MICHAEL BARDLE STUART HEPBURN DEAN PENNANT (for 8) MITCHELL DAS (for 10) DANIEL AILEY SHANE WYLLIE (for 11) LEON OSEI (for 11) GLEN GOLBY (for 9)
MATCH HIGHLIGHTS BELOW (minus Jon Moore's opening goal)