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Know Your Opponents:- Soham T Rgrs- History

Know Your Opponents:- Soham T Rgrs- History

Aveley Football Club22 Jan 2015 - 10:28
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We switch attention back on the league as we have the 140 mile round trip to Soham Town Rangers coming up this Saturday.

Soham Town Rangers F.C. is an English Football club based in Soham, Cambridgeshire.

The club are currently members of Division One North of the Isthmian League and play at Julius Martin Lane.


The club was established in 1947 by a merger of Soham Town and Soham Rangers.

Town were formed in 1920, won the Cambridgeshire Junior Cup in 1932–33, and played in the Cambridgeshire League during the 1930s, earning promotion to the Premier Division in 1938.

Rangers were formed in 1919 and reached the top division of the Cambridgeshire League in 1926, the same year in which they won the Junior Cup. They went on to win the Cambridgeshire Challenge Cup in 1929–30 and 1934–35.

The merged club started in the Premier Division of the Cambrideshire League. In 1956 they switched to the Peterborough & District League.

After the ECL added a second division in 1988, Soham were relegated at the end of the 1988–89 season.

In 1992–93 they finished second in Division One and were promoted back to the Premier Division.

In 2007–08 they won their first ECL title after defeating Needham Market 4–0 in a title decider on the last day of the season.

Following their victory they were promoted to the Midland Division of the Southern League. At the end of the 2010–11 season they were transferred to Division One North of the Isthmian League.


The merged club played at Town's Julius Martin Lane, as the Rangers ground was taken over for agriculture.

The ground had been home to Soham Town since 1921. The record attendance of 3,000 was set on 18 October 1958 for a Cambridgeshire Invitation Cup match against Pegasus.

Club Honours:-

Eastern Counties League
Champions 2007–08
Millennium Trophy winners 2000–01
Peterbrough & District League
Champions 1959–60, 1961–62
Cambridgeshire Invitation Cup
Winners 1990–91, 1997–98, 1998–99, 2005–06
Cambridgeshire Challenge Cup
Winners 1957–58

Club Records:-

Best FA Cup performance: Third qualifying round, 1970-71
Best FA Trophy performance: Second Qualifying Round, 2012–13, 2013–14
Best FA Vase performance: Fifth Round, 2004–05.

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