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Munns Cup - Soham U18s v Wisbech St Mary

Munns Cup - Soham U18s v Wisbech St Mary

Simon Cullum22 Jan 2010 - 00:00
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Soham Town Rangers U18s 5 Wisbech St Mary 0 Munns Cup Quarter Final - Thursday 21/01/10 CJ Gibsons young Greens flew into the semi finals of the Munns Cup for the second season running, with a well controlled and executed performance.

After an enforced winter break of over a month without a game, Soham never looked like losing control of the game from the start! Chances came early, as Tom Taylor miss kicked when free, Steve Sexton struck the bar, Dan Sterna flashed across goal and Kieran Wingfield drew a good save from the away keeper. Eventually the deadlock was broken on the half hour, when after good work from Wingfield down the left, Sam Cook flicked home a near post finish. It was two three minutes later when a delightful deep cross from Phil Cowlan found Wingfield, who volleyed home high into the net from 10 yards. Cook was starting to establish himself on the game and put through Wingfield for a chance, before narrowly missing the target from 20 yards and Cowlans work up front was hurrying the Saints defence into mistakes. And it was a mistake by the Saints right back that led to Sohams third before half time, as he was caught out by Wingfield and subsequently hacked him down in the box to award Soham a penalty. Saints keeper saved firstly from Tom Nortons kick, but was adjudged to have come off his line, only for Norton to then dispatch the retake with aplomb. Second half was much of the same, Soham defended well in numbers, home debutant Jamie Clark in goal sweeping up well behind the defence. The game was killed off on 54 minutes after another Cowlan ball found Dan Sterna in the box, who turned and hooked home with a neat finish. Gibson rung the changes introducing Elliott Drewery, Sam Sterna and Scott Davis. Drewery got involved straight away, as Dan Sternas cross found him back post to slide in number five. As the game closed Cook, Collins and Murfitt went close as did Taylor and Cowlan, drawing good saves again from the Saints stopper. After the game Gibson praised his team for a near perfect performance. I thought we were excellent. We passed the ball round well and played some great football. The pitch was excellent I thought considering the weather we have had and helped us play! Credit to the ground staff for that. Not going to talk about the semis etc as we have other important games coming up which we need to concentrate on. Clark, Norton, Burr (S. Sterna 75), Sexton, Collins, D. Sterna, Murfitt (Davis 75), Cook, Wingfield (Drewery 60), Taylor, Cowlan Subs not used: Wills, Kneeshaw Man of the Match: Sam Cook
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