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Venue: Oakside

2022-23 Season: Match 19

Friday thirtieth September 2022 – 8pm KO

Redbridge: Blue Shirts, Blue Shorts, Blue Socks

Clapton: White Shirts, White Shorts, Crimson Socks

Match report by Scott Waple

Redbridge outclass Clapton to select up large win at Oakside

Redbridge  6 – 0 Clapton


Match Report & Photographs by Scott W [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

The primary match of the weekend noticed a welcome return to Oakside for an fascinating Essex Senior League conflict between second-placed Redbridge, in opposition to second-bottom Clapton. The guests had been trying to get well from a heavy loss at Buckhurst Hill final weekend within the League, whereas George Christou’s crew had been trying to proceed their terrific begin to the marketing campaign. The Motormen have a reasonably settled squad at current, however there have been a couple of adjustments right here. Connor Wheatley had the goalkeeper’s jersey, behind a defence comprised of Brad Bennett, Simon Bamidele and centre-back pairing Joe Elliott and Nathan Okoye. Jake Brocklebank skippered the aspect, with Jack Chawner alongside him in central midfield. The ahead line was made up of Solomon Ogunwomoju, Miles Peterkin and Michael Pindy, with assist from the inventive Samraj Gill. Tayo Olukolu and Tony Martin had been among the many choices on the bench.

Clapton fielded Alex Reed in purpose, with a again 4 of Abel Yohannes, Ridwan Euba, Richard Kulschewski and Josh Hayward. James Walkinshaw was skipper and performed in an anchor midfield function. Sharn Quinn and Daniel Enguru had been additionally within the midfield, with Victor Ferrini, George Onwusonye and Khyreece Smith-Reid making up the ahead line. The match started a little bit later than deliberate in horrible wet situations however we definitely bought a full of life begin to it, and never one Ross Weare’s aspect would have needed.

With barely 75 seconds on the watch, a set-piece arrowed in Samraj Gill was half-cleared to the sting of the 18-yard field, and centre-back Joe Elliott fizzed house a high quality strike into the left nook, with all of the poise of a centre ahead. That was simply the beginning George Christou’s crew would have needed and it bought higher on 13 minutes. A neat transfer among the many fast ahead line involving Gill and ahead Solomon Ogunwomoju ended with Michael Pindy being well-placed to pounce from shut vary after evading his marker.

Clapton did enterprise ahead sometimes, and from a set-piece of their very own, they did have a glimmer at purpose. Centre-back Josh Hayward bought in on the again put up however might solely strike huge in a crowded six-yard space. The hosts had been sprinting ahead with appreciable objective and the forwards had been linking up properly, and gave the Tons backline one other nervy second with 20 minutes gone. Ahead Miles Peterkin glided previous his defender properly however might solely hearth huge of Reed’s purpose body.

Redbridge did unsurprisingly make it three-nil simply in need of the half-hour as one other high quality transfer ended with Pindy unselfishly taking part in in Gill who curled house an excellent end previous the unlucky Reed into the left nook. It might have been worse for the Tons as Peterkin might’ve had a hat-trick by this level, however Hayward did properly with a high quality deal with to disclaim the ahead a probable purpose. That being stated, Peterkin did get on the score-sheet 4 minutes earlier than the interval to successfully shut out the competition.

Peterkin bought in behind his marker, evaded one other defender and fired house with none hesitation utilising high quality approach within the situations to make it 4 for the hosts and also you needed to really feel for Clapton stopper Alex Reed, who didn’t actually have an opportunity at stopping any of the objectives so far.

Half-Time:  Redbridge 4 – 0 Clapton

As you may need surmised, the second half did drop off a bit when it comes to tempo however the persevering with inclement climate was additionally making the pitch considerably slippery. Clapton did extra time on the ball, and midfielder Sharn Quinn did look to get the ball ahead to substitute forwards Djazton Vieira Mandica & Jermaine Baptiste, in addition to Victor Ferrini. Halfway into the second half, winger Max Murariu did properly to interrupt down the proper flank and his high quality cross discovered Ferrini however he couldn’t get in the proper place to attach his header and check house stopper Connor Wheatley.

Once more, Redbridge surged up the opposite finish and made it 5 on 67 minutes. Substitute Tony Martin benefitted from extra good build-up play and was in the proper place on the proper time to fit house confidently previous Reed. The Clapton goalkeeper made considered one of a number of good saves with 14 minutes left as Gill despatched in one other good strike, which Reed dived full-length to sprawl over and parry away properly.

Finally although, there was one other purpose that got here within the closing moments as Martin once more bought previous his marker and rounded Reed earlier than coolly sliding the ball into the online to spherical off night’s work for George Christou’s aspect and maybe additionally exhibiting the duty that the Tons have to assemble sufficient factors to remain out of the underside two.

Full-Time:  Redbridge 6 – 0 Clapton

In abstract, Redbridge had been too sturdy in possession and made probably the most of it to attain some stylish objectives and make this an unusually one-sided match. The Tons did have extra ball time within the second half however they may solely create a couple of half-chances which didn’t unduly bother house stopper Connor Wheatley.

There have been numerous nice performances on this match. For Redbridge, ahead Michael Pindy led the assault properly and personified the distinction between the perimeters, getting purpose & an help too. Artistic midfielder Samraj Gill additionally had a extremely good recreation, with astute passing and a high quality purpose as properly so as to add to his good night’s work. Jake Brocklebank did properly additionally in central midfield to construct assaults properly whereas ahead Solomon Ogunwomoju stays an necessary a part of the ahead line for Redbridge, making a number of good runs down the left-side channel.

For Clapton, there have been some good performances regardless of the scoreline. Centre-back Josh Hayward made a number of necessary clearances while underneath strain and will have pinched a purpose early on as properly. Goalkeeper Alex Reed additionally made a number of good saves to maintain his crew within the match for longer whereas central midfielder Sharn Quinn additionally made some good ahead passes and blasted a few first rate strikes previous the purpose body.

I’d wish to want each groups the rest of the season.


Redbridge   |  Supervisor: George Christou  | Assistant: Jack Toghli

Beginning XI (Subs): 1 Connor Wheatley (GK), 2 Brad Bennett, 16 Simon Bamidele  (3 Tayo Olukolu 56′), 4 Jake Brocklebank (Capt), 5 Joe Elliott, 6 Nathan Okoye, 8 Jack Chawner (15 Daniel Okah 65′), 20 Samraj Gill, 7 Michael Pindy (18 Reuben Campbell 65′), 9 Miles Peterkin (11 Tony Martin 56′)  10 Solomon Ogunwomoju (19 James Barlow 80′)

Aim-scorers: Joe Elliott [1′], Michael Pindy [13′], Samraj Gill [29′], Miles Peterkin [41′], Tony Martin [67′ & 88′]

Booked: None | Subs Not Used: None

Clapton  | Supervisor: Ross Weare   | Assistant: Jack Caten

Beginning XI (Subs): 1 Alex Reed (GK), 12 Abel Yohannes (2 Clinton Shodiya 29′), 4 Josh Hayward  5 Richard Kulschewski (6 Sheldon Dight 75′), 3 Ridwan Euba, 13 James Walkinshaw (Capt), 8 Sharn Quinn, 11 Daniel Enguru (19 Djazton Vieira Mandica 46′), 9 George Onwusonye (15 Jermaine Baptiste 46′), 10 Victor Ferrini, 7 Khyreece Smith-Reid (14 Max Murariu 46′)

Booked: Vieira Mandica, Ferrini  | Sub Not Used: None

Referee: Adekola Adeyemi
Assistants: Olabisi Omotosho & Martin Quinn


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