Redbridge flatten Mill Hill
|6 - 0|
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Redbridge B romped to their 12th win of the season, with a deadly doubles from Scott Oldstein and Craig Sandford, plus one apiece from Daniel Jacobs and Nathan Sollosi boosting their chances of finishing runners-up.
On a windswept Fairlop pitch, Redbridge were back playing after a four-week absence and they were determined to make up for lost time. They came up against a well-organised Mill Hill who played to their strengths and pressed Redbridge, not allowing any time on the ball.
Class will always shine through and a great through ball by Nathan Sollosi to Sandford ensured an emphatic finish after around 25 minutes.
Redbridge should have doubled the lead before the interval with a fabulous run and cross by Sandford leaving the ball perfectly placed for Oldstein to head in. He must have closed his eyes and hoped for the best as the ball glanced off his head to safety.
Mill Hill were still in the game and they unfortunately lost their keeper to a bad cut on his head having saved bravely at the feet of the rampaging Sandford.
Half-time came with the score at 1-0 and the game still in the balance.
Redbridge decided to come out of first gear and scored a second with a delicate finish by Sandford followed by a deflected goal by Oldstein and then a smart right-footed finish by the same player.
Goal five came from a brilliant double substitution made by the manager. Sending on his son and heir, Daniel Jacobs and Arron Goldberg paid immediate dividends with a curling 35- yard finish in to the right hand roof of the net with the keeper helpless on the line.
Goal six also came from the dangerous left boot of Jacobs with a curling corner being turned off the line by the Mill Hill defender before being followed up by another Nathan Sollosi header - his seventh header of the season.
The game petered out to an early finish with two Mill Hill players needing hospital treatment so RJC "wish them both well".
6-0 and another three points sees Redbridge start the key month of March with a win, three more and a deserved promotion is in sight.