1st Team - Report
Redbridge Start New Year With A Defeat
Redbridge slumped to a defeat in their first game of 2012 losing to Steve Mellow’s Enfield Town on their first visit to the Enfield’s new home, the Queen Elizabeth II Stadium.
Redbridge fought back and were unlucky not a first-half equaliser. First Nathan Gordon put a ball across the box which Joe Gardner narrowly failed to divert home. Ben Bradbury immediately crossed the ball back into the box with Gordon unluckily striking the post from close range.
From an Enfield attack on 28 minutes Redbridge broke clear with Billy Sendall’s clearance finding Gardner 20 yards inside his own half. The forward broke clear running the best part of 60 yards past four players only to see his low shot fly straight at Noel Imber in goal.
After the break Enfield took control of the game with Liam Hope going close forcing Wright into an assertive save from the edge of the box. Jey Silva then combined with Hope to set up Neil Johnston to double Enfield’s lead after 55 minutes.
Wright continued to impress for Redbridge in goal but he was to concede a third in the later stages of the game when Leon Osei’s free-kick from the right touch-line eluded a crowded six-yard box creeping into the left-hand corner of the net. It just wasn’t to be the Motormen’s day.
Redbridge: Joe Wright, Billy Sendall, Vinnie Durrant, Matt Turpin, Jamie Haywood, Danny Hopkins, Ben Bradbury, Michael Toner, Joe Gardner (Glen Golby), Ryan Wade, Nathan Gordon.