NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Defender Lloyd Groves leaves Soham Town Rangers

PUBLISHED: 14:54 20 July 2017 | UPDATED: 14:54 20 July 2017

Lloyd Groves - pictured here after sealing Soham's dramatic 4-3 over Maldon & Tiptree last season - has signed for Newmarket Town. PHOTO: Andy Burford

Lloyd Groves - pictured here after sealing Soham's dramatic 4-3 over Maldon & Tiptree last season - has signed for Newmarket Town. PHOTO: Andy Burford

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Soham Town Rangers captain Lloyd Groves has left the club.

Groves was a mainstay in the side that narrowly avoided relegation from the Isthmian Division One North last season, scoring the winning goal in the Greens’ 4-3 final day success over Maldon & Tiptree which saw them dodge the drop.

But, only three months after that vital strike, Groves, who also spent last season as assistant manager, has decided to take a step down the non-league football pyramid and sign for Thurlow Nunn Premier Division outfit, Newmarket Town.

He took to Twitter last weekend (July 15) to announce his departure.

He said: “I am sad to say that I have decided to leave Soham, a club very close to my heart after everything we achieved last year.

“I want to thank Robbie Mason (Soham manager) for the opportunities he gave me last year. I wish him and the boys all the very best for the season ahead.”

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