Walthamstow’s excellent run of form against Redbridge continued, with Stow hitting five past the Motormen for the second time in two weeks, making it 17 goals scored in the last four meetings between the two sides.
Stow started on top, and could have been two ahead inside the opening ten minutes; Leon McKenzie hitting the bar and missing another good opportunity.
But then came the main talking point. Dwade James rushed through on goal and nodded the ball past Rhys Hughes in the Redbridge goal. However, the referee brought play back, awarded a penalty and sent Hughes off, much to the bewilderment of everyone inside the ground.
James dusted himself off and smashed the penalty home.
Without a recognised keeper on the bench, Redbridge were forced to put an outfield player in goal, and it was always going to be an uphill struggle from there.
Correy Davidson scored his second in two games just before half time, and Leon McKenzie made it 3-0 a minute after the break.
Dan Gilchrist pulled a goal back for the visitors, but goals in added time from James (his 11th in 10 games) and McKenzie made sure of the points for Stow.
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