Essex Senior League: Redbridge will ‘give their all in title race until the end’ insists joint-boss Joey May

PUBLISHED: 17:00 20 April 2018

Redbridge joint managers Ricky Eaton and Joey May look on (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Redbridge joint managers Ricky Eaton and Joey May look on (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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The former Hornchurch midfielder is hoping to follow in the footsteps of his old club by winning promotion this season

Joey May wants Redbridge to claim six points over the next week, but is aware Sporting Bengal United and Southend Manor will make it difficult.

The Oakside club have seen their Essex Senior League title challenge falter this month with Clapton defeating them 3-2 on April 3, Waltham Forest holding them to a 4-4 draw on April 7 and Enfield holding them on Saturday.

Ricky Eaton and May’s men will aim to get back on track this weekend when they take on Bengal, before Manor visit on Tuesday (April 24).

Both clubs are mid-table, but Redbridge would be foolish to underestimate them, given they are on a three-game run without a victory.

Joint-boss May said: “We’re definitely looking to pick up six points from the next two games and I guess it’s a must if we are to have any chance of winning the title or going up.

“It’s not going to be easy as despite their inconsistent seasons, Sporting Bengal and Southend Manor are both capable of causing upsets on their day.”

The Motormen had to settle for a point on Saturday at home to Enfield with Philip Gerard Brown-Bampoe on target to salvage a point after Aundre Spencer had found the net for the visitors.

Redbridge are second in the table as a result and five points behind Great Wakering Rovers with four games left.

It looks a tall order, but the Motormen are not going to give up without a fight and they will draw inspiration from a local rival.

May’s old club Hornchurch won the Bostik North title this week and the midfielder, who is currently on his way back from anterior cruciate ligament damage, wants to follow in their footsteps.

He added: “I’m over the moon to see them clinch the title this season as Jimmy (McFarlane), Colin (McBride) and everyone else involved at the club work so hard and it’s about time they got something to show for it.

“It would be brilliant if we could follow them and become league champions as well, but we’ve definitely made it hard work for ourselves. We’re not going to give up though and we will give our all until the end.”

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