Redbridge FC 1 Brentwood Town 2
Brentwood secured their second league win of the season with a 2-1 away victory against local side Redbridge at the Oakside Stadium.
Sherwin Stanley opened his account for the season in his third spell at the club with Robbie Rees who got the second in the first half, ‘The Motormen’ only managed a late consolation in added time through Daniel Charge.
Courtney White for ‘The Blues’ had the first chance on goal as he was put through after driving in to the box but his tame shot was saved by Mark Parker in the Redbridge goal.
Brentwood took their next opportunity a minute later through Sherwin Stanley seven minutes in after he slotted the ball in from close range to give them the lead.
White beat the keeper to the ball 19 minutes in from a clipped ball into space on the edge of the box, with the referee only awarding a free-kick and a yellow for parker, Brentwood management were furious he wasn’t sent off.
The resulting free-kick was dangerously whipped in by Jack Gardener which bend just wide, Brentwood were in full control 20 minutes in.
Four minutes from the break ‘The Blues’ doubled their lead as Stanley again involved, Tyron Thomas’s tackle lead the ball to fall for Robbie Rees whose shot on the spin bend inside the left post.
The visitors almost got a third three minutes in to the second half as Gardner’s free-kick smashed off the bottom of the crossbar and bounced back in to play, for Redbridge to scrap the ball away from danger.
Stanley again making a nuisance of himself to the Redbridge defence and put the ball in to the path of Rees but put his shot wide.
On the hour mark Stanley went down the left after substitute Charlie Parish miss-timed his header leaving him aches of space and slipped the ball in to White whose shot straight at Parker.
Rees long range effort was almost fumbled by Parker from 25 yards on the slick surface but scrapped the ball back away from his goal.
In the final 20 minutes Brentwood nearly sealed the three points as Callum Webb found substitute Alex Akofi but a great last ditch block by Vinny Murphy denied ‘The Blues’ their third.
The home side had a glorious chance to get back in it nine minutes from time as Patrick Damali first time shot fizzed just over the bar.
The home side grabbed a late consolation in the fourth minute of injury time as Daniel Charge tapped the ball in from close range.
This took the shine off a good performance from Brentwood but still held on for the remaining seconds to take all three points back down the A12.
Redbridge Line-up: 1. Mark Parker, 2 Vinny Murphy, 3 AJ Adelekan (53), 4 Aaron Scott, 5 Tyron Thomas, 6 Mark Nougher, 7 Joe Grant, 8 Patrick Damali, 9 Shane Wallace (57), 10 Daniel Charge, 11 Daniel Chambers
Subs: 12 Leon Smith, 13 Brian Moses, 14 Hulusi Mustafa (57), 16 Sam Gent, 17 Charlie Parish (53)
Brentwood Town Line-up: 1 Olly Bowles, 2 Jack Gardner, 3 Louis Baucutt, 4 Martyn Stokes, 5 Ryan O’Rawe, 6 Callum Webb, 7 Jason Dobbs (82), 8 Danny Daftner, 9 Courtney White, 10 Sherwin Stanley (68), 11 Robbie Rees (67)
Subs: 12 Alex Akofi (68), 13 Shad Ngandu, 15 Christian Mbulu (82), 16 Sam Bantick (67), 17 Micheal Alaile