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Soham Town Rangers
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M Allan (3')
Sat 9 Sep 15:00 - The Bostik Football League - North Division Attendance 77

Soham Record First Away Win


Matt Allan’s early goal gave Soham their first away victory of the season winning 1-0 at Romford.

The Greens made three changes to the side which had lost away at Westfields in the FA Cup replay on Wednesday as Ashley Bankole, captain Lewis Endacott and manager Rob Mason, making his first start of the season, came into the starting eleven.

Within the opening minute Romford had a good opportunity to open the scoring when Nzengo collected a quickly taken Giwa throw, however after making his way into the area was denied by Pope at his near posts. The hosts also won a couple of early corners, and it was from the clearance from one of these that Soham took the lead when confusion between Gooch and Atkinson as they attempted to deal with Clayton’s ball up-field allowed Matt Allan to collect the loose ball, advance into the area and score into an empty net after only three minutes. The visitors continued to have the better of the attacking play and twenty minutes into the half should have doubled the lead however Gooch made a fine low save to deny Mason from Carden’s right sided ball. The game started to even out as Dicks delivered an angled freekick across the face of gaol , Clarke fired low at Pope from distance before Gooch made a double save to deny Carden.

The second half started in the same manner as the first have finished with Giwa firing wide with an early effort before Allan twice put behind. The Greens came close again midway through the half to doubling their advantage when following a good run down the right, Bankole played in Allan whose shot came back off the far post with Mason following up to fire wide, before a well-timed Giwa tackle moments later denied Clayton. Both sides made changes with Soham introducing new signing Gary Cohen who was straight into the action with the sub twice being thwarted within minutes of coming on. With ten minutes remaining, following a quick ball up field, Mvemba made his way past Bankole to deliver the ball into the area where Reynolds dipped over, with Carden doing the same with the next attack shortly after. Five minutes later, Cohen held his run to collect Clayton’s ball out wide where he progressed into the area and curled a shot narrowly wide of the far post. Romford had two late opportunities within stoppage time to score an equaliser however subs Mvemba heading wide before Jeakins was kept out at the near post by Pope, with Soham recording their first clean sheet and away points of the season.

Soham Town Rangers
J. Pope, A. Bankole, W. Gardner, H. Norman, D. Buddle, L. Endacott, J. Carden (C. Russell 90+2), L. Clayton, R. Mason (G. Cohen 72), D. Hobbs (J. Mochalski 85), M. Allan
Unused: J. Tricks, A. Conway

M. Gooch, R. Burt-Allen, H. Atkinson, D. Cossington, T. Vickers, J. Dicks (S. Mzemba 78), J. Adebayo (A. Olukoga 66), O. Giwa, N. Reynolds, B. Clarke (C. Jeakins 66), J. Nzengo
Unused: J. Ishmail, S. Reynolds

Score: (0-1) 0-1

STRFC: M. Allan (3)
RFC: None

Yellow Cards
STRFC: L. Clayton (35)
RFC: J. Dicks (35), T. Vickers (74)

Attendance: 77

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Key moments

Goal Matt Allan scores for Soham Town Rangers


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90:00 +9:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Josh Pope keeps a clean sheet for Soham Town Rangers
90:00 +2:00 Sub Off
Joe Carden is substituted off for Soham Town Rangers
90:00 +2:00 Sub On
Callum Russell is substituted on for Soham Town Rangers
85:00 Sub Off
Dan Hobbs is substituted off for Soham Town Rangers
85:00 Sub On
Jack Mochalski is substituted on for Soham Town Rangers
78:00 Sub On
Sam Mvemba is substituted on for Romford
78:00 Sub Off
Jamie Dicks is substituted off for Romford
74:00 Yellow Card
Tom Vickers is yellow carded for Romford
72:00 Sub Off
Robbie Mason is substituted off for Soham Town Rangers
72:00 Sub On
Gary Cohen is substituted on for Soham Town Rangers
66:00 Sub Off
Jonathon Adebayo is substituted off for Romford
66:00 Sub On
Craig Jeakins is substituted on for Romford
66:00 Sub On
Ayodeji Olukoga is substituted on for Romford
66:00 Sub Off
Ben Clarke is substituted off for Romford
End of period 1
35:00 Yellow Card
Lewis Clayton is yellow carded for Soham Town Rangers
35:00 Yellow Card
Jamie Dicks is yellow carded for Romford
3:00 Assist
Lewis Clayton makes an assist for Soham Town Rangers
3:00 Goal 0 - 1
Matt Allan scores for Soham Town Rangers
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As it happened

  • Romford
  • Soham Town Rangers
  • 0
  • Lewis Clayton Assist 3:00'
  • Matt Allan Goal 3:00'
  • Lewis Clayton Yellow Card 35:00'
  • Jamie Dicks Yellow Card 35:00'
  • Ben Clarke Sub Off 66:00'
  • Jonathon Adebayo Sub Off 66:00'
  • Ayodeji Olukoga Sub On 66:00'
  • Craig Jeakins Sub On 66:00'
  • Robbie Mason Sub Off 72:00'
  • Gary Cohen Sub On 72:00'
  • Tom Vickers Yellow Card 74:00'
  • Jamie Dicks Sub Off 78:00'
  • Sam Mvemba Sub On 78:00'
  • Dan Hobbs Sub Off 85:00'
  • Jack Mochalski Sub On 85:00'
  • Joe Carden Sub Off 90:00 +2:00'
  • Callum Russell Sub On 90:00 +2:00'

Team selection

  • 1. Michael Gooch
  • 2. Ryan Burt-Allen
  • 3. Hugo Atkinson
  • 4. Danny Cossington
  • 5. Tom Vickers
  • 6. Jamie Dicks
  • 7. Jonathon Adebayo
  • 8. Olakunle Giwa
  • 9. Nick Reynolds
  • 10. Ben Clarke
  • 11. Jonathon Nzengo
  • 12. Ayodeji Olukoga
  • 14. Craig Jeakins
  • 15. Sam Mvemba
  • 16. James Ishmail
  • 17. Stephen Reynolds

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
11. Witham Town 46 62
12. AFC Sudbury 46 59
13. Soham Town Rangers 46 58
14. Aveley 46 57
15. Hertford Town 46 57
16. Grays Athletic 46 56
17. Tilbury 46 56

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