Ryman Div One North
Aveley 1 v 3 Redbridge
Report courtesy of Scott Hately
AVELEY’S miserable recent form continued as they lost 3-1 at home to Redbridge thanks in no small part to a brace from Stephen Good.
Manager Justin Gardner though took plenty of positives from what he saw as a battling defeat, but two goals in the space of three first half minutes from Good was to be the start of Aveley’s downfall.
The centre half gave the visitors the lead flicking on a long ball forward that looped over the stranded Jack Giddens after just 10 minutes.
Then three minutes later Good doubled Redbridge’s lead, reacting quickest to tap in after Jay Leader had inadvertently headed the ball against his own crossbar.
Kyle Asante reduced the arrears before the break with a tap in of his own to give Aveley some hope, and after a bright start to the second half it looked as though the Millers may turn the result around.
A mass brawl involving all 22 players and some substitutes threatened to send the game into chaos midway through the second half after Liam Thomas appeared to stamp on Giddens after a goalmouth scramble.
But after the referee finally managed to regain control of the match Daniel Charge ensured that Redbridge went home with the points, smashing home off the underside of the bar after being found unmarked at the far post, leaving Aveley still searching for their first league win since November 3rd.