Waltham Forest progressed to the quarter finals of the Gordon Brasted Trophy, coming from a goal down at half-time to beat Essex Senior League leaders Redbridge.

The game opened at a frantic pace, and Redbridge had the first half-chance, with Forest clearing a goal-mouth scramble. This set off Abiola Tanimowo down the right wing, who squared to Chris Medina, but the diminutive forward could only hit the post from a couple of yards out.

Harrison Tweddell then had two excellent one-on-one chances, curling the first effort just wide and finding the Redbridge keeper with the second.

But somewhat against the run of play, the home side took the lead. After a counter attack, some neat passing around the box gave Brown Bamfpoe the yard of space required to fire in the right-hand corner from the edge of the area.

Forest continued to push forward though, and Dan Medina was guilty of missing an even better chance than his brother on the stroke of half time, sliding over from just a yard.

It looked like Forest would be punished for wasting their first half chances, but were rewarded on 63 minutes when the ever-lively Tanimowo got in at the back post and squared to Joe Creasey for the easiest of tap-ins.

Dan Medina and Tanimowo both went close, before the latter latched onto a long-ball, wrong-footing the keeper with his first touch, enabling the forward to roll the ball into an empty net for a deserved match winner.

Steven French had to be alert at the other end to keep Redbridge at bay, but Forest, driven by Germaine Dua and Terry Foxe at the back held firm, ensuring a fourth match unbeaten.

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