Sollosi 1-2 chops down Oaks
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Sam Sollosi and Nathan Sollosi and a penalty from Dan Wright helped Redbridge B win a thriller at Brunel as Jon Jacobs' boys made it two on the spin.
RJC were leading 2-0 at half time, although it quite easily could have been more. The visitors opened the scoring thanks to a driving run by Scott Oldstein and a simple tap in by Sollosi, though he did appear to be from an offside position.
The lead was doubled with another controversial goal as the ball ricocheted around the penalty area before a mishit finish from the senior Sollosi brother.
Oakwood changed their shape in the second half which weathered the storm, but they never really got themselves into the game due to their inability to string two or three passes together.
Two then became three when Dan Wright converted from the penalty spot, although Tussie "wasn't convinced there was any contact".
Oakwood scored two late goals through Charlie Cohen and then a fantastic, textbook header from Eddie Manson who made his long-awaited return from the cruciate ligament injury sustained at the start of last season. Those goals made the scoreline more respectable and they very nearly snatched an undeserved equaliser right at the death but overall the better side on the day won.
Redbridge battened down the hatches and just about held on to secure their second win on the spin but what a battle they had been in.
Redbridge manager Jon Jacobs told JC Sport: "We battened down the hatches and were lucky to come away with three points."
Oaks boss Ian Tussie told JC Sport: "We lost to a very good Redbridge B team. They're flush with quality young players and played some excellent football. The Sollosi brothers were particularly impressive and were like a young Michael and Brian Laudrup in midfield and had it not been my team on the receiving end I think I'd have enjoyed watching them. They're definitely one of the favourites to get promoted and for us it was a timely reminder that we have to up our game this season."
"I was, however, a little disappointed by the antics of their managers. I'm not sure of their names but they were a bit like the Mitchell brothers on the sidelines (and often 10 yards on the pitch) winding up our keeper. 'Send him off ref' they would shout in a tone very similar to Phil Mitchell telling Ian Beale to 'sling yer 'ook' from the Queen Vic. That disappointed me and I think it's not in the spirit of the game. Regardless the better team won and they're a nice bunch of lads and I'm sure they'll do very well this season."