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Essex Senior League: Ricky Eaton furious after Redbridge slump at Sporting Bengal United

PUBLISHED: 12:00 08 March 2017

Redbridge's Adam Hunt kicks the ball away from a Sporting Bengal United opponent (pic: Tim Edwards).

Redbridge's Adam Hunt kicks the ball away from a Sporting Bengal United opponent (pic: Tim Edwards).

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The inconsistency of the Oakside outfit was in full viewing last weekend at the Mile End Stadium

A Redbridge player and a Sporting Bengal United player battle for the ball at the Mile End Stadium (pic: Tim Edwards).A Redbridge player and a Sporting Bengal United player battle for the ball at the Mile End Stadium (pic: Tim Edwards).

Redbridge joint-manager Ricky Eaton admitted Sporting Bengal United deserved their 2-0 win on Saturday, but labelled his team a shambles following another poor display in the Essex Senior League.

Two goals by Oscar Almeida Mendes handed the Mile End Stadium club all three points last weekend.

It was a disappointing result for the Motormen and highlighted their inconsistency once again having impressively defeated Wadham Lodge 4-0 on February 25.

Eaton said: “It was a shambles. We were poor and it was one of our worst performances of the season.

“Our inconsistency is killing us. We beat Wadham Lodge 4-0, who had won four of their previous five, and then go to Sporting Bengal and don’t look like scoring.

“Fair play to Sporting Bengal because they played well on the day and deserved the three points, but it was so disappointing.”

Dave Ross and Eaton’s team have produced some fine performances this season and beat high-flying Southend Manor last month in the Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy.

Motormen won twice during February in all competitions and also lost two games, which sums up their lack of consistency this campaign.

Following Saturday’s frustrating defeat to Sporting Bengal, the Redbridge managers had some home truths for their young squad post match.

“I said to the lads at half time ‘what is going on?’ and we had another chat after the full time whistle,” revealed Eaton.

“Our lack of consistency is massive and it is the most I have ever seen in my time as a football manager.

“I’ve worked with kids all the way up to under-18s and never seen a team as inconsistent as this Redbridge. We play good one week and get stuffed the next.”

Motormen sit 13th in the table following 14 wins, six draws and 16 defeats this season.

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