Soham Claim League Double
Soham recorded their first victory in four games, winning 3-0 away to bottom of the table Norwich United.
The Greens made three changes to the side which drew 1-1 at home to Barking on Saturday, thanks to Callum Russell’s late penalty, as Jack Mochalski and Lewis Clayton returned, whilst there was a debut for recent signing Joe Bennett.
This was the second meeting of the season between the two sides with Soham winning 4-1 in the reverse fixture at the Lane in the opening week of the season, with Norwich coming into this game having recorded their first League win of the season against Bowers and Pitsea at the weekend.
Soham edged the early play, and after Norman headed over from an early effort, the visitors opened the scoring in the 13th minute when Carden delivered the ball across the area from the right by-line towards the back post where the incoming Lewis Clayton scored his first goal for the club. As the game progressed clear chances became limited until late on with United finishing the half the stronger as five minutes before the break Watts had a shot deflected behind from Hipperson’s freekick before Pope made a find low save to keep out Jackson’s header with Wones having another attempt blocked from the resultant set-piece.
Three minutes after the interval, the Greens doubled their lead with Clayton playing the ball forward into the area where after taking a touch Joe Carden placed an angled shot across Wilton. United made all of their substitutions before the visitors added a third midway through the half when Kaye played the ball through to James Tricks who lifted the ball over the advanced Wilton into an empty net. Soham continued to press forward with Wilton getting a touch to tip Bennett’s curling shot wide of his far post. Just before the end of the game Sanusi made his way into the area only to place wide before Conway looped over the bar as Soham ended their winless run to record their first League double of the season.
Soham Town Rangers
J. Pope, C. Russell, W. Gardner, H. Norman, J. Mochalski, L. Endacott (D. Hobbs 80), J. Carden (A. Conway 84), J. Kaye, J. Tricks, L. Clayton, J. Bennett
Unused: D. Buddle, A. Bankole, R. Mason
A. Wilton, H. Pollock (O. Lapite 55), T. Henrey, D. Crosby, S. Wones, S. Watts, J. Speller, C. Datocampol (A. Mackie 66), A. Hipperson, L. Jackson (L. Will 55), H. Sanusi
Unused: L. Cheese, D. Nicol-Wilson
Score: (0-1) 0-3
STRFC: L. Clayton (13), J. Carden (48), J. Tricks (68)
NUFC: A. Mackie (86)