Redbridge 3 Wadham Lodge 1 (Premier Division)
Report by Adam Silver
The hosts went into this fixture full of confidence after winning their previous five league fixtures and were able to make five changes to the starting line up against a Wadham Lodge side who had picked up just two wins so far this campaign.
It was no surprise to see the home side start on the front foot and they had the first chance when a deep corner fell to Remi Nelson who looked up before curling his effort which just clipped the bar and went away to safety for Wadham.
The away side were then presented with a great chance which fell to Chris Fill but his fierce shot was well saved by Lewis Greene.
At the other end Brian Moses was through but failed to get any power in his shot which was easily gathered by Ryan Karrer in the Wadham goal.
The deadlock was broken after 15 minutes when Calvin Poku found Moses and without the striker breaking stride he shot first time into the corner of the net leaving Karrer rooted to the spot.
It was so nearly two after great work by Moses saw him square the ball finding the run of Tommie Tuner who had his shot saved by the feet of Karrer and turned away for a corner.
All the play was now with the home side and it was not long before it became 2-0. A lovely cross field pass from Malaki Toussaint found Reside Coxi-Sebastfao who cut inside before finding Poku in space who had time to fire home.
With half time approaching two became three as direct from a free kick Malaki Toussaint floated the ball over the wall and beating Karrer at near post.
The second half started much slower than the first and Redbridge were unable to show the same cutting edge which they had produced in the opening 45 minutes.
Wadham Lodge thought they had pulled a goal back however the official ruled it offside but they were not to be denied what was their consolation when Naaman Gordon headed home straight from a corner leaving Redbridge still searching for that elusive clean sheet.
Late chances for the home side saw Coxi Sebastfao and Lindisipho Mytanda fail to increase the score line before full time was blown.
Redbridge equalled their best league form in nine years and now move up to second in the table on goal difference – they look to continue their good run away at Southend Manor on Saturday.
Redbridge: Lewis Greene, Courtney Homans, Billy Golledge, Remi Nelson(Shaun Harris 66), Liam Thomas, Jonathan Mbamara, Tommie Turner, Malaki Toussaint, Calvin Poku (Lindisipho Mytanda 63), Brian Moses(Sam Sheppard 79,)Reside Coxi Sebastfao.
Scorers – Brian Moses (15’), Calvin Poku (27’), Malaki Toussaint (43’).
Wadham Lodge: Ryan Karrer, Edward Lang (Francis Kontor 46’), Danny Palmer, Michael Oyelami, Akin Akinola (Leon Opok 46’), Ben Masuka, Chris Fill, Naaman Gordon, Ben McAllister, Williams Ude (Marvin Miller 79’, Mario Gjinaj.
Scorer – Naaman Gordon (84’)