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Norwich United
Soham Town Rangers
Tue 3 Oct 19:45 - The Bostik Football League - North Division Full time Attendance 115

Planters stay bottom after home defeat

Pope makes crucial saves as Greens secure double

Norwich United 0 Soham Town Rangers 3

Bostik League North Division

Steve Eastaugh made just one change to the side that returned from Bowers & Pitsea with a 3-1 win on Saturday, Dan Crosby replacing David Nicol-Wilson, with Jamie Speller dropping into defence.

Soham took the lead in the 14th minute after the Planters had been on the attack, a quick break saw Joe Carden sprint down the right and his cross from the byline was netted at the far post by Lewis Clayton.

Halfway through the first period Hafeez Sanusi's cross field ball found Adam Hipperson on the left and his shot was well saved low down by Greens keeper Josh Pope.

The Planters were looking to get back into the game and Crosby had a shot which went over the bar

Five minutes before the break a sustained spell of pressure almost brought the much needed equaliser, firstly Adam Hipperson’s corner to the back post saw a header deflected for a corner, then from the flag kick Liam Jackson met the ball with his head and with the Plantion Park crowd expecting to see the ball nestle in the back of the net Pope made an excellent save. Moment's later another header was cleared away and th visitors made it to half-time with their goal advantage intact.

Three minutes after the interval the Planters had ut all to do when Joe Carden latched onto a long ball forward and hit a lovely shot inside the far post to double the lead.

This seemed to knock the stuffing out of the Planters and despite two substitutions it was the visitors who sealed the victory in the 68th minute when James Tricks got free to latch onto a long ball and calmly lobbed Andy Wilton to make it three.

In fact it was Wilton who had to prevent a fourth as he tipped Joe Bennett's shot around the post, while the Planters attacks floundered against the Green's defence after the break.

So the Planters missed the chance of moving of the bottom as the Greens demonstrated more strength, determination and nous for the second time this season.

Norwich United: Wilton, Pollock (Lapite 55), Henery, Crosby, Wones, Watts, Speller, Datocampol (Mackie 67), Hipperson, Jackson (Stewart 55), Sanusi. Unused subs: Cheese, Will.
Soham Town Rangers: Pope, Russell, Gardner, Norman, Mochalski, Endacott (Hobbs 80), Carden (Conway 84), Kaye, Tricks, Clayton, Bennett. Unused subs: Buddle, Bankole, Mason.

Referee: Adrian Sannerude. Assistants: Bradley Mingay & Jordan Sandwell.
Attendance: 115

Highlights

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86:00 Yellow Card
Angus Mackie is yellow carded for Norwich United
67:00 Sub On
Angus Mackie is substituted on for Norwich United
67:00 Sub Off
Cassimiro Datocampol is substituted off for Norwich United
55:00 Sub On
Olumide Lapite is substituted on for Norwich United
55:00 Sub Off
Henry Pollock is substituted off for Norwich United
55:00 Sub On
Nathan Stewart is substituted on for Norwich United
55:00 Sub Off
Liam Jackson is substituted off for Norwich United
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Norwich United
  • Soham Town Rangers
  • 0
  • Olumide Lapite Sub On 55:00'
  • Henry Pollock Sub Off 55:00'
  • Nathan Stewart Sub On 55:00'
  • Liam Jackson Sub Off 55:00'
  • Angus Mackie Sub On 67:00'
  • Cassimiro Datocampol Sub Off 67:00'
  • Angus Mackie Yellow Card 86:00'

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Canvey Island
3
1
Cheshunt
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2
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19. Aveley 11 12
20. Barking 10 9
21. Witham Town 12 9
22. Cheshunt 12 8
23. Norwich United 12 8
24. Romford 12 6

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